Animal Care and Horse Industry

Animal Care and Horse Industry

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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.

Animal Studies

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.

  • TAFE Statement Sea Turtle Tracks to Heron Island

    800-001071

    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.

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  • TAFE Statement Dangerous Dog Handling and Assessment Workshop

    800-163124

    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.

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  • Certificate II Animal Care

    ACM20121-01

    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.

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  • Certificate III Animal Care Services

    ACM30122-01

    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.

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  • Certificate III Animal Care Services (Animal Care)

    ACM30122-02

    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.

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Companion Animal Services

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.

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Farriery

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.

  • Certificate IV Farriery

    ACM40818-01

    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.

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Horse Breeding

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.

  • Certificate III Horse Breeding

    RGR30619-01

    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.

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Horse Racing

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.

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Performance Horse

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.

  • Certificate III Horse Care

    ACM30821-01

    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.

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  • Certificate III Performance Horse

    ACM30817-01

    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.

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Pet Grooming

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.

  • Statement of Attainment Basic Introduction into Dog Grooming

    900-82638

    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.

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  • Certificate III Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming)

    ACM30122-03

    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.

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Veterinary Nursing

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.

  • Statement of Attainment Implant Microchip in Cats and Dogs

    900-81576

    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.

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  • Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    ACM40418-01

    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.

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Zookeeping

Preserve and protect endangered exotic animal species, promote conservation awareness, and most importantly, enrich the lives of the animals in your care.

  • Certificate III Wildlife and Exhibited Animal Care

    ACM30321-01

    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.

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