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Animal science courses focused on smarter care.

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.


Major Industry Employers:

  • Australia Zoo
  • Dreamworld
  • Sea World
  • Taronga Park Zoo
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Pet shops

Areas of study:

Four reasons to study animal science with TAFE Queensland Brisbane

  • You'll need to know the theory, but more importantly, you'll be given hands-on instruction and training helping all kinds of animals right from the get-go.
  • Train in a fully-equipped veterinary clinic and dog grooming centre that's open to the public. Treat a range of animals from dogs and cats, birds and pet mice to snakes, lizards and wildlife!
  • TAFE Queensland Brisbane is the leader in delivering vocational qualifications in animal services and veterinary nursing in Queensland.
  • Receive the highest industry standard of training - after all, peoples' 'fur babies', 'companions' and 'best friends' are in your capable hands!

Did you know?

  • Dogs only sweat from the bottoms of their feet.
  • Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with their ears.
  • There are more than 350 different breeds of dogs worldwide.
  • Dalmatians are born spotless: at first pure white, their spots develop as they age.
  • A cat can jump as much as seven times its height.
  • Cats have five toes on each front paw, but only four toes on each back paw.
  • Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

I've done it!

Stephanie Wood -  Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Veterinary nursing student Stephanie gave her career a head-start when she landed a traineeship at her local vet mid-way through completing year 12!
"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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