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This Certificate II HSC program enables students in Year 11 or 12 who are interested in the animal care industry and/or pursuing a career as a keeper to complete this introductory level course while undertaking their studies. 

Students will develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to perform the essential duties of a keeper in the animal care industry, through a combination of weekly theory lessons and hands-on experience through practical experience both within the zoo and at an approved external animal care facility. 

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Classroom lessons - Weekly on Tuesday from 12.00pm- 4.00pm for 30 weeks

Practical days - 2 x 5 day blocks onsite at Taronga Zoo - Dates TBA

Offsite practical days - 5 days at an approved animal care facility to be organised by student





3rd August 2015




17th August 2015


* If you do not currently have a senior first aid certificate, there is an extra $145 fee to complete HLTAID003 Apply first aid

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