ACM30310 - Certificate III in Captive Animals

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. 

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SydneyFebruary 2015TBA 1st July 201431st July 2014
DubboFebruary 2015TBA1st July 201431st July 2014

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.


Certificate III at Taronga Zoo (Sydney) - 2 year course


Certificate III at Taronga Western Plains Zoo (Dubbo) - 12 month course 


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