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Start your dream career in animal care with this entry-level qualification in Animal Studies.
UPDATE REGARDING PROGRAM: TasTAFE’s Certificate II and III program in partnership with Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary will cease from 2022. However TasTAFE will continue to offer Animal Studies by flexible delivery from campus in the North of the state and within the workplace state-wide.
This Certificate II-level qualification focuses on providing general animal care and will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to work in the Animal Care and Management industry.
Throughout this course, you’ll learn how to provide appropriate food, water and shelter for different animals as well as how to complete a variety of animal care hygiene routines and assist in animal health care procedures.
You’ll gain experience in how to safely handle domestic animals or native wildlife and learn about grounds and enclosure maintenance along with environmentally sustainable work practices.
And the best bit… you’ll have the opportunity to put your new knowledge and skills into practice through work placement/s at a variety of animal industry businesses including veterinary clinics or animal welfare centres.
You’ll have a focus on providing general animal care for domestic dogs, cats, birds, mammals and fish, and providing enrichment activities for animals.
Throughout this course, as well as the hands-on skills working directly with a variety of animals, you’ll also gain lots of experience in workplace communications and participating in workplace health and safety processes – giving you valuable practical experience that will appeal to a variety of employers.
On successful completion of this course, you will be prepared to seek employment in a wide range of fields including animal control and regulation, animal technology, companion animal services and veterinary nursing. If you enjoyed this course, you might like to undertake further training at TasTAFE and go on to study ACM30117 – Certificate III in Animal Studies.
Locations, dates & times
|Alanvale||18 Feb 2021 -|
31 Dec 2022
For apprentices and non-apprentices statewide you may commence this course at anytime provided you have a suitable workplace. You will be visited in the workplace and also may be required to attend classes on-campus where scheduled.
|Alanvale||7 Feb 2022 -|
1 Jul 2022
2 - 3 Days per week (flexible delivery, some on-campus days required) Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (TBC) 9.00am - 3.30pm Block H
|Mixed Learning||Enquire now|
- Animal Control and Regulation Officer
- Animal Rescue Worker
- Animal Technology
- Captive Animals
- Companion Animal Service Industry
- Veterinary Nursing Assistant
- Zoo or Native Animal Park