Commonly asked questions
How much work is involved in an accredited course?
Accredited Training through the Taronga Training Institute involves classroom sessions, assessments and course dependent practical placement. Assessments include practical observations during class, written tests, reports and supervisor reports. The Certificate III in Captive Animals course includes some in-depth report writing and research
Can I get extensions on assessments?
It is your responsibility to manage your time and ensure you meet your assessment deadlines. To help you do this TTI will give you your deadlines in writing in advance, reiterate them in class and display them in your timetable. Extensions on due dates will only be granted in extenuating circumstance and must be approved in writing by authorised TTI personnel.
Do you deliver courses to international students?
Under our obligations as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), students of the Taronga Training Institute must be a citizens (or permanent residents) of Australia, a citizen of New Zealand or holders. Accordingly, TTI does not currently deliver to students outside of those criteria.
Do I have to wear a uniform?
When on site, TTI students are required to wear the Taronga Training Institute uniform consisting of a branded polo shirt and/or polar fleece. Your course fees will include one of each (two if you undertake prac placement in blocks) and additional uniform items may be purchased at the start of the course.
Who is the registered course provider?
Taronga Training Institute, Registered Training Organisation No. 91359, is the course provider. Taronga is a leading wildlife tourism attraction and operates both Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.
Can I get a position as a volunteer while I am a student?
Yes, While studying with TTI, you are able to apply through Taronga's volunteer program. However if your course requires you to conduct practical placement, volunteer days are additional and TTI practical days must still be completed.