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Animal Care & Horse Industry Careers

Are you a true animal lover? An animal care course can lead you to handle, train and care for animals anywhere. From the wild to the zoos, the horse industry to veterinary clinics, you're providing a valuable service in animal health care and earning a pathway to further study.

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Does this Describe You?

  • Hands-on
  • Resilient
  • Committed

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Fees and payment options

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Job Opportunities:

  • Veterinary nurse
  • Zookeeper
  • Dog groomer
  • Companion animal worker
  • Animal trainer
  • Pet shop attendant
  • Animal kennel hand
  • Wildlife carer
  • Companion animal worker

Fun Facts

Sylvester Stallone was a lion-cage cleaner at Central Park Zoo

Average Salary


(based on the average weekly salary for animal attendants and trainers)

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STRONG employment growth for veterinary nurses

Number of Accountants


employed as veterinary nurses in Australia