Course Start Date
7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Captive Animals allows you to immerse yourself in the world of exotic animals as you positively promote, educate and make your impact on species conservation. Look after exhibit animals in zoos and wildlife parks as you work as an assistant zookeeper.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:
- Safely handle and restrain wild, non-domesticated animals
- Move captive animals with minimum stress and maximum safety
- Clean and maintain exhibit and enclosures
- Monitoring the health and wellbeing of animals
- Educate the public about conservation
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Empathy and compassion for animals
- A passion for animal welfare and conservation
- A calm and patient nature
- The ability to collaborate
- Good communication skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Trainee captive animal keeper
- Assistant keeper
- Animal care attendant
- Wildlife animal carer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with:
- Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Tuesday, 15th June 2021||11.00am to 12.00pm||Ultimo Campus, building D, level 7, room D7.52|
This is a Part Time Day Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including work placement in a captive animal care facility, assignment preparation, private study and research.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at pre-trade level and undertaking animal care functions in a captive animal facility or institution and is part of the Animal Care and Management Training Package. The qualification will be used predominantly by people seeking to enter or who have already been working as trainee keepers, assistant keeper, animal care attendant or wildlife animal carer. Some candidates may already have completed other animal care qualifications such as the Certificate II/III Animal Studies, Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing or Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services. Students that have completed these animal care qualifications may be eligible for recognition (RPL) of some units of competence. This qualification will be a part time qualification over 12 months.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Thursday from 10.00am to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- You may also attend 2 extended overnight excursions of approximately 3 days each. Students pay for their own accommodation and meals while on excursions. This will be an approximate cost of $55 per night accommodation. Transport to the excursion venue is arranged by TAFE.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|ACMCAN302||Prepare and present information to the public|
|ACMCAN301||Work within a captive animal facility|
|ACMCAN304||Prepare and maintain animal housing|
|ACMCAN305||Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals|
|ACMCAN306||Monitor animal reproduction|
|ACMCAN311||Care for young animals|
|ACMGAS301||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMGAS303||Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals|
|ACMSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ACMWHS301||Contribute to workplace health and safety processes|
|ACMCAN307||Rehabilitate native wildlife|
|ACMCAN308||Release native animals to natural environment|
|ACMGAS306||Assist with conditioning animals|
|ACMSPE311||Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles|
|AHCNAR202||Maintain wildlife habitat refuges|
Animal care attendant
Wildlife animal carer
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601
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