Animal Care Careers

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 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.

  • Animal Structure and Function

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    This online unit from RMIT will introduce you to the structure and functions of animals. Although the major emphasis is on humans; the reproduction, function and structure of all the main vertebrate groups are considered.
  • Pet Obedience Trainer Certificate

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    The online Pet Obedience Trainer Certificate teaches you essential methods of disciplining and training dogs.
  • Captive Animals Pathway

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    Combining the Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110) and the Certificate III in Captive Animals (ACM30310) delivered online by North Coast TAFE, this Captive Animals Pathway is a unique dual qualification that will qualify you to care for exotic, rare and native captive animals!
  • Animal Function, Health and Welfare

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    This Animal Function, Health and Welfare online unit provided by the University of New England teaches you the key principles of animal welfare, health and toxicology.
  • 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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