Your love of animals can be a career full of possibility. Learn how to protect exotic animals or use your creative flair to clip, style and groom domestic breeds. Graduate with practical techniques and theory with confidence, no matter what path you take.
Spend your work days surrounded by animals that you are responsible for nurturing. Learn to maintain and monitor their health while providing professional services to both fur friend and human.
Sea turtle conservation has become an important issue in Australia as climate change is warming the Pacific Ocean. Turtles travel further south using the warmer East Australian Current and there is increased nesting activity across all of the NSW coast. Climate change is also causing increased run off, beach erosion, and is skewing the sex ratio during incubation. Six of the seven species of sea turtle (including the Leatherbacks) are considered threatened with extinction. This short course focusses on local rescue and rehabilitation efforts at the Australian Sea Bird and Turtle Rescue Centre on the Central Coast of NSW and Heron Island. This course will give you the opportunity to gain rare skills in conservation management and will enhance your understanding of current conservation strategies to manage endangered species.
This animal care workshop is conducted by Steve Austin and is suitable for anyone who may be required to interact with dogs during the execution of their working duties or hobbies, as well as for metre readers, veterinary staff, kennel staff, rangers, police officers, ambulance officers, dog trainers and handlers. You will learn to identify the body language of an aggressive dog and the appropriate response to minimise and avoid serious injury. Appropriate personal protection equipment will be supplied. You will gain first-hand experience and compare various techniques using this equipment. You will have the opportunity to experience a trained dog bite wearing a protective bite sleeve. OHS issues are identified and explored in keeping with industry standards.
Channel your passion for animals into your study as you develop practical, foundational skills in animal care. Launch your career as an animal attendant in boarding kennels, pet shops, groomers and welfare organisations.
Enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding career as an animal care worker. Understand animal behaviour, monitor their health and learn safe handling techniques. Spend your days interacting with and caring for animals to ensure their wellbeing. And yours, too.
There’s never a dull day when you work with animals. Care for various animals like birds, reptiles, fish, native mammals, invertebrates, rabbits and rodents. Gain the needed experience and skills to work in animal care businesses, including your own.
Bring your love of animals and learn everything you need to know about working ethically and responsibly in boarding kennels, breeding facilities, or pet shelters.
Shape a specialist career as a highly regarded master farrier and analyse hoof bio-mechanics, preserve sole integrity and provide knowledgeable expertise to your clients.
Stand out in the industry as a qualified farrier. Develop advanced skills in assessing hoof mechanics and gain the knowledge and resources to cultivate a successful farrier business. TAFE NSW is a sole and exclusive provider of this accredited course in NSW.
Discover the magic and memorable moments created in equine breeding season as you prepare mares to foal down and assist with stud serving in performance and thoroughbred studs.
Turn your passion for horses into a career and be immersed in the equine breeding industry. Through on-the-job training and access to industry-standard facilities, this hands-on courses will provide you with all of the skills to excel in this booming industry.
Bet on a rewarding career in the Australian horse racing industry as you discover the magic at Randwick and work with the next potential Prince of Penzance on-and-off the track.
Stable hand, strapper or stock rider, you’ll find your perfect fit in the booming equine industry. Discover how to build positive partnerships as you learn the correct techniques to work, handle, and ride horses.
Gain a solid understanding of horse behaviour and body language that will help you safely care for and handle horses. Learn vital equine management skills that will further your studies or enhance your opportunities to work in the equine industry.
Combine your passion for horses with the essential practical skills and knowledge you need to work as a stablehand, stud hand, groom or strapper. Learn to safely handle and care for horses while establishing a rewarding career in the equine industry.
No two days will ever be the same when you combine your love for animals with your flair for creativity to clip, groom, and pamper a variety of furry companions – big and small. Launch into a career in a grooming salon.
Turn your love of dogs into a satisfying career with the Statement of Attainment in Basic Introduction into Dog Grooming. Tailor each groom to the specific breed type. Master a range of techniques as you embark toward your own grooming business.
Indulge your love of animals and become a qualified pet groomer in this highly practical course. Learn to safely handle and interact with animals. Comply with animal welfare policies and gain specialist skills in grooming for various dog breeds.
Enjoy a competitive edge as a qualified Veterinary Nurse, work in a vibrant team and combine your empathy and medical expertise to provide the best possible care to your fur-patients.
This course is designed explicitly for the animal care industry to help you gain specialised skills that will complement your career. Learn to implant microchips in cats and dogs to apply as an Authorised Identifier with the Office of Local Government (OLG) NSW.
Be prepared for an exciting and rewarding career as a veterinary nurse. Choose an area of specialisation such as companion animals, horses general, horses breeding, horses foal care, pocket pets, wildlife and captive animals or practice programs.
Preserve and protect endangered exotic animal species, promote conservation awareness, and most importantly, enrich the lives of the animals in your care.
Learn to care for animals within exhibited animal care facilities. Positively promote and educate people about conservation and immerse yourself in the exciting world of exotic animals as an exhibited animal carer.