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The Taronga Training Institute is proud to offer HSC students the opportunity to study on campus at the award winning Taronga Zoo. Certificate II in Animal Studies is the introductory level course for those who are interested in the animal care industry and/or pursuing a career as an animal attendant/keeper. Taronga Training Institute students will develop the knowledge and skills to assist them to perform animal care duties in the industry, through a combination of weekly theory lessons and hands-on practical experiences at Taronga Zoo! RTO code 91359


Course Information

    Refer to EVET.

    Please speak with your school/Careers Advisor for further information.

    Units of Competency

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    Core Units

    ACMOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

    ACMGAS201A Work in the animal care industry

    ACMGAS202A Participate in Workplace Communications

    ACMGAS203A Complete animal care hygiene routines

    ACMGAS204A Feed and water animals

    ACMGAS205A Assist in the health care of animals

    ACMSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    Elective Units

    ACMGAS206A Provide basic first aid for animals

    ACMGAS210A Prepare for and conduct a tour or presentation

    ACMGAS305A Rescue animals and apply basic animal care

    ACMCAN311A Care for young animals

    ACMGAS209A Provide information on companion animals, products and services

    Note: All 12 units (core and elective) must be completed to gain the Certificate II in Animal Studies (HSC).


    Successful completion of ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies prepares you for jobs such as a dog clipper/groomer, kennel hand, pet shop attendant, animal attendant.

    In addition, further study options are available, including:

    Certificate III in Captive Animals (Zoo keeping);

    Certificate III in Animal Technology (Vet Nursing); and

    Certificate III in Companion Animals (boarding, grooming, rescue & retail)

    Please note extra elective units are required to do vet nursing that are not offered by TTI. You can do these units at another RTO or develop competencies via practical experience at a veterinary surgery. 

    Application Process

    Refer to EVET.

    Please speak with your school/Careers Advisor for further information.