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International Course Info

Certificate III in Captive Animals

  • National Code: ACM30317
  • CRICOS Code: 097372C

This course is for people wanting to work in a captive animal facility such as a zoo or wildlife park. It is also suitable for those already employed in the care and husbandry of captive animals.

Whilst undertaking this course you will learn about the daily care of a large variety of animals. You will learn about feeding, maintaining hygiene,maintaining enclosures and exhibits, and having direct animal contact, observing animals and ensuring their safety. It is essential that whilst undertaking this course you have access to a captive animal workplace through either paid employment or significant periods of work placement or work experience.

By completing this course you will be able to prepare and present information to the public, prepare and maintain housing, plan and provide nutritional diets, monitor and maintain animal health and well being, capture, restrain and assist in moving animals, monitor animal reproduction, and provide enrichment for animals.

Students wanting to study this course at TAFE NSW - North Coast will need to complete Animal Care application form and Questionnaire prior to Skype interview.

Subject area: Animal Care

Course code:
ACM30317S
Course fee:
A$8,670
1 Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • To study this course at TAFE NSW - North Coast, students will need to complete this Animal Care Application Form and Questionnaire prior to Skype interview.
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent
  • COURSE INTAKES

    FOR 2019

    Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC)
    North Coast Institute
    Total course fee: A$8,670 Enrol: Feb
    Kingscliff
    North Coast Institute
    Total course fee: A$8,670 Enrol: Feb (Full)
    Richmond
    Western Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$8,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Wauchope
    North Coast Institute
    Total course fee: A$8,670 Enrol: Feb
    Wollongbar
    North Coast Institute
    Total course fee: A$8,670 Enrol: Feb

    FOR 2020

    Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC)
    North Coast Institute
    Total course fee: A$8,670 Enrol: Feb
    Kingscliff
    North Coast Institute
    Total course fee: A$8,670 Enrol: Feb
    Richmond
    Western Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$8,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Wauchope
    North Coast Institute
    Total course fee: A$8,670 Enrol: Feb
    Wollongbar
    North Coast Institute
    Total course fee: A$8,670 Enrol: Feb
     

    COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

    To receive the Certificate III in Captive Animals students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.

    CORE UNITS ADDITIONAL UNITS

    ARTICULATIONS

     

    ADDITIONAL COSTS

    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    • Trainee keeper
    • Assistant keeper
    • Animal care attendant
    • Wildlife animal carer