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. Commercial course fees can be paid in full or in two equal instalments. The first instalment is due within two weeks of the offer being made. The second instalment is payable approximately 4 months later. Any students awarded a Smart and Skilled subsidised position will be required to pay the student component of fees 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 Sydney, you will be assigned to one day per week of practical placement. Practical days will start as early as 6.30am and finish by 4pm. Classroom lessons will be held weekly on either a Monday or Tuesday from 4pm - 8pm. The class date is assigned based on the intake.
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 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 placement at Taronga Zoo (Sydney), all instructions given by Taronga 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, permanent resident of Australia 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 & onsite practical days. The uniform consists of a polo shirt and jumper. The course fee includes one polo shirt (two polo shirts at the Dubbo, Perth & Melbourne campus) 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. Taronga’s Veterinary and Animal Health Team in consultation with Taronga’s Work Health and Safety Manager would like to advise you that working in some areas of the Zoo poses a risk to both animals and humans in the transfer of tuberculosis. Taronga requires you to provide TB clearance prior to commencement if you are identified as being in a high risk category for tuberculosis. You will need to provide TB clearance if you fit into any of the following categories:
• Born overseas in a high TB incidence country
• Lived overseas in a high TB incidence country for longer than 3 months
• Have known exposure to a TB positive person
Please note: TB clearance is not required prior to acceptance of a position in the course
Please be advised that the risk of contracting TB is very low. However, you may choose to seek further advice from your health professional.