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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.

No Licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However an individual unit of competency may specify relevant licensing legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

Subject area: Animal Care

Course code:
ACM30317S
Course fee:
A$8,930
1 Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or TAFE NSW General English Program
  • COURSE INTAKES

    FOR 2020

    Richmond Total course fee: A$8,930 Enrol: Feb , Jul
     

    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