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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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  • Bachelor of Zoology

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    If you’ve always wanted to work with animals, this comprehensive online Bachelor of Zoology is your ideal course.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Disease and its Control in Animals

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    This online unit provided by University of New England begins by introducing you to the concept of disease processes and the biology of gastrointestinal parasites that are common in grazing animals.
  • 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!

  • Bachelor of Animal Science

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    Learn the practice and principles behind managing and/or conserving livestock, wildlife or horses and dogs with this online Bachelor of Animal Science course

Animal Care news & views

The true blue guide to Aussie jobs

It’s Australia Day weekend so let’s celebrate this land of plenty by looking at some quintessentially Aussie occupations.

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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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Over 1,000 accredited online courses from leading Australian universities, TAFEs and colleges