This class is streamed towards a Companion Animals Career path, and learners require 1 day per week workplacement within a Companion Animal Facility for entry into the course.
PLEASE NOTE: Richmond College highly recommends that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner has access to an animal care workplace through full-time or part-time employment or voluntary work experience for 1 day per week.
Employment and work experience opportunities are regularly posted on our WSI Richmond Animal Care Facebook page.
The Certificate II in Animal Studies is an entry level qualification for candidates wishing to pursue a career in the Animal Science Industry; employment opportunities upon completion of this qualification include animal attendant or carer in kennels/catteries, animal welfare centres, quarantine, animal parks, pet shops.
Applicants need to be aware that this class group is streamed according to a Companion Animals career path and does not provide entry into veterinary nursing.
Our Animal Studies students are provided with the opportunity to gain practical hands on experience in our Animal House, Aviaries, Cattery and Dog Grooming salon, located at Richmond College, whilst undertaking this course. Students are given the opportunity to attend varied industry excursions during their course. Our courses are designed in collaboration with industry, and our teachers are all employed in the Animal Care Industry.
To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...
If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.