FAQs

Interested in one of our accredited courses, but have a few burning questions?

We have captured the most common questions and answers here to make it quick and easy to get your questions answered.

Check out the General FAQ page for questions such as zoo keeping careers, fee payment, uniform requirements, transport and accommodation, withdrawal/deferment options, and support services. 

For more course specific questions, visit the course specific FAQ page. 

Animal Training

**New Animal Training Course now on offer at an introductory low price**

 
 

Have you ever wondered how Taronga Zoo’s keepers train a seal, a lion or even an elephant?

Come behind the scenes for a once in a lifetime experience at Taronga Zoo and learn about animal training from the experts!

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. 

Certificate Courses

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.

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