Thank you for your interest in studying with the Taronga Training Institute in 2016. 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.
2. 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 6 months later
3. 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 a telephone interview approximately 4 - 6 weeks after applications close. You may withdraw your application at any stage, prior to being offered/accepting a position.
4. 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 fortnightly from 4pm - 8pm.
4A. You understand that if you are successful in being offered a position in the course in Dubbo, you will be assigned to 4x2week blocks of practical placement and one additional 1x1 week block of practical placement. Practical 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.
5.Students are required to attend ALL practical days; any that are missed will need to be rescheduled and may incur an administration fee.
6. 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.
7. You understand that a requirement of this course is the completion of the Certificate II in Animal Studies or equivalent (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.
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.
9. You understand that it is a requirement of this course that you wear the Taronga Training Institute student uniform when you attend 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 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 or tablet in the classroom is preferred, though not 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.