Certificate 3 in Captive Animals

TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute

Program Description

Certificate 3 in Captive Animals

TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute

Certificate 3 in Captive Animals

This course is for people wanting to work in a captive animal facility such as a zoo or wildlife park. It is also suitable for those already employed in the care and husbandry of captive animals.

Whilst undertaking this course you will learn about the daily care of a large variety of animals. You will learn about feeding, maintaining hygiene,maintaining enclosures and exhibits, and having direct animal contact, observing animals and ensuring their safety. It is essential that whilst undertaking this course you have access to a captive animal workplace through either paid employment or significant periods of work placement or work experience.

By completing this course you will be able to prepare and present information to the public, assist with collection management, prepare and maintain housing, plan and provide nutritional diets, monitor and maintain animal health and well being, capture, restrain and assist in moving animals, monitor animal reproduction, and provide enrichment for animals.

Entry requirements

  • Year 10 or equivalent
  • Academic IELTS 5.5orTOEFL (iBT) 46orCertificate 3 in Advanced English for Further Studyat TAFE NSW or equivalent

Career opportunities

Trainee keeper, assistant keeper, animal care attendant, wildlife animal carer

Course Code: 18913

CRICOS Code: 076318E

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 20, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2017
Full time
6,190 AUD
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Sydney, New South Wales
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Price 6,190 AUD