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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. 

Course Structure Study year/Intake Cost Enrolments open

Enrolments                                   close

Sydney January 2015

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.

The Department of Education and Communities has provided an eligibility checker enabling you to check your eligibility for subsidy. We will need to establish an exact fee on your behalf. It is important that you fill out all details in the enrolment application form. We will enter your data into the calculator, and then tell you what your fees will be. We will respond to your enquiry no later than the end of the next business day.

Details on how applicants can access the 2015 NSW skills list can be found on the Smart and Skilled webpage The 2015 NSW Skills List identifies the qualifications eligible for a government subsidy under Smart and Skilled in 2015 and includes pricing for qualifications through Smart and Skilled based on the applicants previous education etc.

  An enrolment application submitted by you is not a formal commitment to the course. You can withdraw your Expression of Interest at any time up until an offer of enrolment is made/accepted.

31st October 2014

- Sydney Only

14th November 2014 - CLOSED

Enrolments have closed for  Certificate III in Captive Animals in Sydney. There has been a large number of applications and we will be in contact with all people who have expressed an interest by 21st November. We won’t have finished reviewing all applications by then, but will very soon thereafter.

Dubbo February 2015

Course fee $AU6145

Uniform fee $AU45 per item

31st October 2014

- Dubbo Only

14th November 2014 - CLOSED

Enrolments have closed for  Certificate III in Captive Animals in Dubbo. There has been a large number of applications and we will be in contact with all people who have expressed an interest by 21st November. We won’t have finished reviewing all applications by then, but will very soon thereafter.

 

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. Please note: If you wish to keep your options open and apply for enrolment at both locations, you must lodge a separate application for each location.

 

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

 

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

 

Course Information

 

Application Process