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Ever wanted to study at the zoo? The Taronga Training Institute provides accredited training that gives you the unique experience of studying on site at the zoo.

What we provide:

  • Independent and online study to suit your work and lifestyle commitments.
  • Practical onsite days at the zoo.  Practice what you learn in a captive animal and tourism work environment.
  • We provide industry work experience opportunities for your portfolio, working alongside Tourism and Animal experts.
  • Opportunities to participate in Taronga special events such as VIVID at Taronga, as well as conservation programs such as tree planting and release.

View the list of available courses below, or click to read our Student Handbook, Policies and Procedures.

List of Accreditations 

Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)- SIT10116

Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)- SIT10116

This is a foundation course that provides an opportunity to study and gain on the job practical skills in one of Australia’s leading tourism environments. This course is a Stage 5 VET/ Board Endorsed course applicable as a Record of School Achievement (RoSA). It is a combination of in-class study and practical on site activities.

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Certificate II in Tourism (HSC) - SIT20116

Certificate II in Tourism (HSC) - SIT20116

The Certificate II in Tourism is for those who are interested in working in the Tourism industry. This course is a stage 6 Board Endorsed / VET course offered to year 11 or 12 students as a one year course (terms 1 -3). Delivery is a combination of in-class study and practical on site activities.

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Certificate II in Animal Studies (Sydney)- ACM20117

Certificate II in Animal Studies (Sydney)- ACM20117

This is an introductory level course for those who are interested in the animal care industry and/or pursuing a career as a keeper. Students will develop the knowledge and skills 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 within Taronga Zoo Sydney.

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Certificate III in Captive Animals (Sydney)- ACM30317

Certificate III in Captive Animals (Sydney)- ACM30317

This course 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 Taronga Zoo Sydney. Graduates can seek employment as a zoo keeper, or animal keeper in aquariums and wildlife parks.

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Certificate III in Captive Animals (Dubbo)- ACM30317

Certificate III in Captive Animals (Dubbo)- ACM30317

This course 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 Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Graduates can seek employment as a zoo keeper, or animal keeper in aquariums and wildlife parks.

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Certificate III in Captive Animals (Melbourne)- ACM30317

Certificate III in Captive Animals (Melbourne)- ACM30317

This course 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 with Zoos Victoria. Graduates can seek employment as a zoo keeper, or animal keeper in aquariums and wildlife parks.

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Certificate III in Captive Animals (Perth)- ACM30317

Certificate III in Captive Animals (Perth)- ACM30317

This course 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 Perth Zoo. Graduates can seek employment as a zoo keeper, or animal keeper in aquariums and wildlife parks.

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