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Locations

  • Alanvale

Attendance options

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Study type

  • Workplace
  • Apprentices/Trainees
$

Tuition fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Further your career in the animal care and management industry with this nationally recognised certificate III-level qualification.

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 within the workplace state-wide.

Learn how to maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing with this Certificate III-level qualification in Animal Studies.

This course will give you practical, hands-on skills working with a range of animals and the chance to develop your skills in planning for and providing nutritional requirements for animals, maintaining and monitoring animal health and wellbeing, and complying with infection control policies and procedures in animal work.

You’ll be able to gain practical experience administering medication and managing treatments for animals (under supervision), as well as learn how to undertake research and provide information on animal products and services.

Throughout the course, you will hear from a range of guest speakers and participate in excursions covering a range of specialist aspects of the animal care industry. You’ll also have the opportunity to research and develop your own animal enrichment project and record observations and undertake a work placement at a variety of animal industry locations including animal welfare centres and veterinary clinics.

You will focus on providing basic care for domestic cats, dogs, birds and mammals, and provide enrichment and basic care for animals and young animals in a domestic context.

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.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy type
North
Alanvale1 Jan 2021 -
31 Dec 2022
Part-time

You can commence this course at any time as this course is self paced. You will be visited in the workplace and also expected to attend classes on campus where scheduled.

Apprentices/TraineesEnquire now

Career opportunities

  • Animal Care Receptionist or Support Officer
  • Animal Control and Regulation Assistant
  • Animal Rescue Officer
  • Animal Shelter Assistant
  • Assistant Animal Welfare Officer
  • Captive Animal Keeper
  • Companion Animal Service Industry Worker
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Zoo or Native Animal Park Keeper

Career opportunities

  • Animal Care Receptionist or Support Officer
  • Animal Control and Regulation Assistant
  • Animal Rescue Officer
  • Animal Shelter Assistant
  • Assistant Animal Welfare Officer
  • Captive Animal Keeper
  • Companion Animal Service Industry Worker
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Zoo or Native Animal Park Keeper

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