The Certificate III in Captive Animals is the pathway to zoo keeping. Students will further develop their knowledge in animal husbandry through a combination of regular theory lessons and practical experience at either Taronga Zoo or Western Plains Zoo.
Graduates of the Certificate III in Captive Animals can seek employment as a zoo keeper, or animal keeper in aquariums, wildlife parks, and theme parks.
This course is provided at both Taronga Zoo in Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Refer to the information below for more details about each offering.
ACMOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes
ACMGAS301A Maintain and monitor health and wellbeing
ACMGAS302A Provide enrichment for animals
ACMGAS303A Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
ACMCAN301A Work within a captive animal facility
ACMCAN302A Prepare and present information to the public
ACMCAN303A Support collection management
ACMCAN304A Prepare and maintain animal housing
ACMCAN305A Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals
ACMCAN306A Monitor animal reproduction
ACMSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ACMCAN310A Assist with exhibit design and renovation planning
ACMCAN309A Develop institutional husbandry guidelines
ACMGAS306A Assist with conditioning animals
ACMINF301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work
AHCBIO302A Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
Note: All 16 units (core and elective) must be completed to gain the Certificate III in Captive Animals.
This section will be updated with application information in time for the next round of applications to open.
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