This qualification is a general industry qualification for people operating at an assistant level, and undertaking animal care functions in an animal care workplace. Learners require access to an animal care workplace via workplacement, work experience or employment for at least one day a week / 150 hours completed over course duration.
The Certificate III 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 and pet shops.
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 Find out more about this course please attend compulsory information/enrolment session on
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 between 1 pm - 2 pm and 4 pm - 5 pm.
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 between 1 pm - 2 pm and 4 pm - 5 pm
Thursday, 24 January 2019 between 1 pm - 2 pm and 4 pm - 5 pm (if you have not finalised your work placement and enrolment)
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.