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If you have a passion for animals, then a career in animal care could be deeply satisfying and rewarding. With an endless range of options from obedience training and pet grooming to zoology and animal science, you will be able to put your passion to use with this rewarding career choice.

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  • Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

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    The online Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services course from the Animal Industries Resource Centre will give you a nationally recognised qualification and high quality training in animal care.

  • Certificate II in Animal Studies

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    The online Certificate II in Animal Studies course will give you the tools to turn your love of animals into a fulfilling career.

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

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    This online veterinary nursing course offered by North Coast TAFE provides an entry-level qualification for those wishing to provide professional assistance in the animal care industry.

  • Certificate III in Captive Animals

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    This online Certificate III in Captive Animals course from North Coast TAFE allows you to pursue an exciting range of employment opportunities in zoos, wildlife parks and other captive animal facilities.

  • Companion Animal Services Pathway

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    Gain two qualifications in one with this Companion Animal Services Pathway course offered online through the North Coast TAFE and Open Colleges. The course covers the Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110) and the Certificate III in Companion Animal Services (ACM30410).

  • Certificate IV in Captive Animals

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    Gain the skills required for senior zookeeping positions with this comprehensive online Certificate IV in Captive Animals course from North Coast TAFE.

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Jobs that get you out and about

Being cooped up in an office all day isn’t for everyone. But it’s the only way to pay the bills, right? Wrong. For all you active and outdoorsy folk, there are plenty of jobs that’ll get you out and about and away from cubicle culture.

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Dr Katrina Warren - Vet and Media Personality

'I’ve been bitten, kicked and hissed at. I’ve been chased out of paddocks by llamas spitting at me and strangled by snakes.'

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Caroline Steele - Zoologist and Education Adviser, Taronga Zoo

'I worked at Taronga Zoo as a volunteer when I was much younger and did work experience here. The fact that I get to work with animals every day is fantastic.'

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