You'll need to meet the following requirements and answer application questions to successfully apply for this course. Please review the following information carefully.
2 years 6 months
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
Completion of the Certificate II in Animal Care as evidenced by your certificate or transcript, or
Completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification in a related field, like the Certificate III in Wildlife and Exhibited Animal Care or Certificate III in Animal Care Services, as evidenced by your certificate or transcript, or
Take part in an interview and complete a TAFE NSW Entry Pathways Toolkit, which we will use to evaluate your current skills and knowledge in an animal science discipline to determine if they are equivalent to the above qualifications
Access to a suitable work placement facility, such as a veterinary clinic or animal care organisation, where you will work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian or a qualified veterinary nurse as evidenced by a letter with an official letterhead from your employer
To make sure this delivery option is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.
This course offering is designed for people who:
The screening process included, written application questions, submission of a workplace checklist, literacy & numeracy screening and an interview. This may take several weeks to complete.
To successfully complete this course, you will need:
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you:
The ability to provide your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include enclosed shoes, full-length trousers and sleeved tops
Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands like lifting and handling animals
Access to a computer with an internet connection
Flexibility to work outside of business hours
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
To confirm your place in a course, If not eligible for a scholarship or exemption, you will need to pay a minimum deposit of $80.
You will need to provide evidence for the Entry Requirements listed above.