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Animal Care & Horse Industry Courses

Animal Care and Horse Industry courses offer students a chance to explore their passions and learn how to provide valuable animal health care.

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.

Popular courses in Animal Care and Horse Industry

Diploma of Horse Industry Practice (Performance Horse)

Course code: 10230NAT

Do you love working with performance horses? Or considering a career as a Groomer, Strapper or Stable Manager? The Diploma of Horse Industry Practice (Performance Horse) will give you the skills to live that dream.

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Course code: ACM40412

This course will help you to develop the skills needed to perform veterinary nursing duties in a variety of workplace situations under minimal supervision. You'll learn to admission and discharge patients, office procedures, radiography, pathology, surgery, dental procedures, nursing animals and providing animal care advice to the public.

Certificate III in Animal Studies

Course code: ACM30110

Dreaming of a career where you can work with animals? The Certificate III in Captive Animals is the pathway to zoo keeping, or animal keeping in wildlife parks, aquariums and theme parks.

Certificate III in Captive Animals

Course code: ACM30310

The Certificate III in Captive Animals will teach you about the significance of animal conservation, and will ensure that you gain practical experience in rescuing animals. Career opportunities - keeper in the animal care industry.

Certificate III in Farriery

Course code: ACM30510

This course will provide you with the training and skills necessary to become a farrier tradesperson, capable of shoeing all types of equine hoofs, whether normal or defective.

Why study an Animal care and Horse Industry course?

An animal care and horse industry course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from grooming show dogs to taming lions. Qualifications in animal care and horse industry can lead to a job as an animal trainer, zookeeper, veterinary nurse, wildlife carer or pet shop attendant. The average weekly salary for an animal trainer is $961. Whether you're just starting out in your animal care and horse industry career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the area include Veterinary Nursing, Aquaculture, Pet Grooming, Animal Studies, Captive Animals, Farriery and Intensive Foal Nursing.