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Our Certificate III in Captive Animals will provide you with pre-trade level expertise to work in zoos, wildlife parks and many other captive animal facilities. You will learn about the importance of animal conservation and gain practical experience in rescuing animals, applying basic first aid, capture and restraint, and monitoring health and wellbeing, including nutrition. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Grovely

Key dates and info

DURATION

Online: up to 2 years / Self-paced

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $5,842
  • Subsidised $2,272
  • Concession $1,507

Cost details

1300 712 007

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Stephanie Wood

TAFE gave my career certainty and direction

"I credit my industry and TAFE Queensland Brisbane experiences to the certainty I have today about my future career direction as a Vet Nurse. I landed a traineeship at a local veterinary clinic mid-way through Year 12 and that meant I could enrol in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. It's a fantastic course. All the materials are online, so you can complete the assignments around work hours."

Stephanie Wood
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Study Animal Science at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Like they say, dogs are a man's best friend... and so are many other animals - big, small, furry or scaly! Animal lovers will be right at home amongst like-minded caring and compassionate classmates and teachers at the TAFE Queensland Brisbane Animal Services Centre. You'll be taught animal nutrition, hygiene, care, management and grooming, plus the business and administration side of the industry.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Grovely 10 Jul 2017 Self-paced Online
29 Jan 2018 Self-paced Online

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry requirements, however TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the following selection criteria for this qualification;

  • Employment (paid or volunteer) for a minimum of 15 hours per week during study. Paid or volunteer work is sufficient due to access needed for a suitable facility
  • A supervisor with an equal or higher qualification must be available at the facility to complete third party reports

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Location/s

Grovely
Fitzsimmons Street
Grovely QLD 4000

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires completion of 11 core and 5 elective units from the list below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

Cluster 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ACMOHS301A Contribute to occupational health and safety processes Core
ACMCAN304A Prepare and maintain animal housing Core
ACMGAS301A Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing Core
ACMCAN301A Work within a captive animal facility Core
Cluster 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ACMCAN310A Assist with exhibit design and renovation planning Elective
ACMGAS303A Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals Core
ACMGAS302A Provide enrichment for animals Core
ACMCAN302A Prepare and present information to the public Core
Cluster 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ACMCAN311A Care for young animals Elective
ACMGAS306A Assist with conditioning animals Elective
ACMCAN305A Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals Core
ACMCAN306A Monitor animal reproduction Core
Cluster 4
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ACMCAN309A Develop institutional husbandry guidelines Elective
ACMSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
ACMSPE302A Provide basic care of birds Elective
ACMSPE303A Provide basic care of common native mammals Elective
ACMSPE311A Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles Elective
ACMCAN303A Support collection management Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

$5,842

FULL FEE

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$2,272

SUBSIDISED

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$1,507

CONCESSION

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of subsidised courses.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Living in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

Students can access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.

Outcome

ACM30310 Certificate III in Captive Animals

Job prospects

  • Animal Attendants And Trainers
  • Zookeeper

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Stephanie Wood

TAFE gave my career certainty and direction

"I credit my industry and TAFE Queensland Brisbane experiences to the certainty I have today about my future career direction as a Vet Nurse. I landed a traineeship at a local veterinary clinic mid-way through Year 12 and that meant I could enrol in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. It's a fantastic course. All the materials are online, so you can complete the assignments around work hours."

Stephanie Wood
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this to TAFE Queensland.

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 30 May 2017

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1300 712 007

Industry endorsed

University Pathways

Payment options

Student satisfaction