Animal Care and Horse Industry

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Zookeeping courses

When you study a zookeeping course, you'll gain an understanding of all elements of animal welfare, from the food animals need to eat, to their enc...

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  • Certificate III Wildlife and Exhibited Animal 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.

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Zookeeping course information

It’s easy to balance work and study with a TAFE NSW zookeeping course.

  • Face-to-face courses at TAFE NSW are immersive and interactive, and you can choose between full-time or pa...
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Who is a zookeeping course good for?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like on the other side of zoo enclosures or wildlife sanctuaries? Did you grow up idolising people like Steve Irwin or have a kinship with animals large and small? If ...

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Zookeeping career paths

No matter how you'd like to use your skills from a zookeeping course, there is something for everyone.

  • Zookeepers are responsible for the care, well-being, and conservation of a...
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How do I enrol?

At TAFE NSW you can apply or enrol to do a course.

If your course has no entry requirements, you can enrol directly. If there are entry requirements, you will need to apply to be accepted for a position in the course.

  1. Go to the TAFE NSW website to view the course you are interested in
  2. Check if there are any entry requirements, as you may be asked to supply additional information
  3. Select a course location to progress your enrolment
  4. Follow the prompts to complete
  5. You will receive an email confirming your enrolment or application status

If you need further assistance with your enrolment, contact TAFE NSW Student Services on 131 601 between 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday.

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Why should I study zookeeping?

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