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Smart and Skilled Update:

 The NSW Department of Education and Communities has implemented Smart and Skilled. This program has some financial assistance  for entry level training up to and including Certificate III for some courses. The Department of Education and Communities has selected Certificate 3 at the Sydney campus as part of Smart and Skilled. For all other courses, normal fees will apply.

Please note: There is an error on the Smart and Skilled website. Taronga Training Institute has not been listed. We have been accepted as a provider for Certificate 3 in Captive Animals in Sydney. We are working with Smart and Skilled to have this rectified as quickly as possible.

Update 5/11/14

Even though we have not yet been listed, you can establish an estimate of your course fees by selecting the Estimate your fee box near the top of the page. Once we have processed your application, we will be able to advise you what the course may cost you. Please note: There are a limited number of Smart and Skilled subsidised positions available at the Taronga Training Institute - Sydney.

Ever wanted to work at the Zoo?

The Taronga Training Institute (TTI) offers the courses that can get you on the right track. We provide accredited training that gives you the unique experience of working on site while you study, as well as specialised short courses offered by field experts.

Check out the range of courses we offer.

Certificate Courses

ACM20110 - Certificate II in Animal Studies

ACM20110 - Certificate II in Animal Studies
This is the introductory level course for those who are interested in the animal care industry and/or pursuing a career as a keeper.

Certificate II in Animal Studies HSC

This Certificate II HSC program enables students in Year 11 or 12 who are interested in the animal care industry and/or pursuing a career as a keeper to complete this introductory level course while undertaking their school studies.

ACM30310 - Certificate III in Captive Animals

ACM30310 - Certificate III in Captive Animals
A Certificate III in Captive Animals is a pathway to zoo keeping, or an ideal qualification for those who wish to work in aquariums, wildlife parks and theme parks.

Certificate III in Tourism – SIT30112

Certificate III in Tourism – SIT30112
Taronga Zoo is a multi award winning tourist attraction and the Taronga Training Institute is thrilled to be offering the Certificate III in Tourism for people aiming to work in education, interpretation or guiding in the wildlife tourism industry. Learn from the best - onsite at the  Zoo!