Animal Studies

These qualifications prepare you to provide care functions in an animal care workplace, including basic animal nutrition, animal health care, retail service procedures, work health and safety, animal ethics and handling and transporting animals.

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ACM20117 BDN2 Animal Studies Certificate II Geraldton Campus
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Do you have a passion for animals? Would you like to work with our furry and feathered friends?

This course provides a broad introduction to working with a range of animals in a variety of animal care workplaces with no previous experience necessary. This course will kick-start your amazing career with animals.

You will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Learning fundamental animal care and handling methods
  • Developing team-work, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Catering for animal nutritional needs
  • Providing basic first aid to animals
  • Assisting with animal health care
  • Developing self-management and organisational techniques
  • Working with teams of people who are willing to help make a difference to the lives of our animal companions
  • Handling animals safely and confidently in a range of situations
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Observing, monitoring and recognising health issues in animals
  • Being able to assist in treating diseases and illness.
ACM30117 BDN1 Animal Studies Certificate III Geraldton Campus
ACM30117, BDN1, animal attendant, animal trainer, animal care, animals

If you dream of a  career working with animals this entry-level course might be just what you are looking for! 

With a Certificate III in Animal Studies from Central Regional TAFE you will gain the skills you need to work as an animal attendant or trainer. It is also the perfect foundation course for people looking to move into specialised streams within the animal care industry.

This course will give you broad skills in basic care and the capture, handling and transportation of companion animals, as well as specialised skills in either behavioural sciences, veterinary nursing, or wildlife care. 

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an animal trainer or health officer, or trainee veterinary nurse. It will also give you the knowledge required to complete further studies in the field.

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Page last updated August 15, 2018