Thank you for your interest in studying with the Taronga Training Institute. By completing this application you acknowledge the following conditions:
1. Your application will be evaluated and if you are successful, you will be offered a position in the Certificate III in Captive Animals with the Taronga Training Institute. The course fee can be paid in two equal instalments with the first instalment due on acceptance of a position in the course and the second instalment payable approximately 4 months later OR fees can be paid in full upon acceptance of a position in the course. NOTE: No payment of course fees is required until being offered a position in the course and the offer being accepted at which time payment of course fees will be required
2. The completion of your application does not constitute enrolment in the course. All applications will be reviewed based on eligibility and merit. Applicants deemed most suitable, based on their response to the selection criteria questions contained within the application will be invited to attend an onsite or telephone interview approximately 4-6 weeks after applications close. You may withdraw your application at any stage, prior to being offered/accepting a position.
3. You understand that if you are successful in being offered a position in the course in Perth, you will be assigned to 4x2 week blocks of practical placement. Practical placement days will start as early as 6.30am and finish by 5pm. Classroom lessons will be held in 5x1 week blocks. Classes will commence at 8am and conclude by 5pm each day.
4. Students are required to attend ALL practical days; any that are missed will need to be rescheduled and may incur an administration fee.
5. Attendance is expected at ALL classes; attendance of less than 80% of classes may result in the missed unit/s of competency needing to be repeated at the student's expense prior to being eligible for the issue of a qualification.
6. You understand that a requirement of this course is the completion of the Certificate II in Animal Studies or equivalent certificate or a minimum of 12 months documented experience working with animals, prior to commencing study in the Certificate III in Captive Animals. You agree to provide evidence of your enrolment and/or successful completion of the course if offered a position.
7. You understand that during the placement at Perth Zoo, all instructions given by Perth Zoo staff must be adhered to for your welfare and that of the animals.
8. You understand that in order to be eligible to study with the Taronga Training Institute you must be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or a New Zealand Citizen residing in Australia.
9. You understand that it is a requirement of this course that you wear the Taronga Training Institute student uniform when you attend classes and onsite practical days. The uniform consists of a polo shirt and jumper. The course fee includes one polo shirt (two polo shirts for Dubbo, Melbourne & Perth)and one jumper. Additional uniform items can be purchased at $45 per item.
10. The Taronga Training Institute is committed to minimising its use of paper. As such you confirm you have access to a computer to access course material, and upload assessments. The use of a laptop (preferred) or tablet in the classroom is necessary. You must be computer literate and can access the internet to upload and download assessments and course work when required.
11. You understand if you enrol into a course with Taronga Training Institute you will be required to access the online student management system on a regular basis to receive and send communication to the institute.
12. You will answer all questions truthfully and to the best of your ability
Work Health and Safety considerations:
1. Self health assessment. Taronga Training Institute is required and committed to ensure that all prospective students satisfy the inherent requirements and job demands of the course for which they are being considered and that all students are safe in fulfilling the practical components of their course. This information is required for the purpose of assessing your fitness for participation in the course. Please Note: medical clearance may be required if requested by Taronga’s WHS Manager.
2. Working in some areas of the Zoo poses some potential risk of exposure to zoonotic disease (diseases transmitted to humans from close contact with animals). Perth Zoo requires you to undertake zoonosis awareness induction training at the onset of your practical experience so that you are aware of the specific diseases of risk and the means by which you can minimise your exposure risk.