Commencing study in the field of Animal Studies or Veterinary Nursing is the first step toward a rewarding and stimulating career. If you’re passionate about animals and are looking to learn new skills or build on existing ones, TAFE Gippsland has a course that will meet your needs.
There are many career options open to students who complete these courses including pet exerciser or trainer, pet shop/aquarium assistant, animal shelter assistant, animal welfare officer and more. To find out more about where TAFE Gippsland could take you, check out each available course in more detail below.
Which course is right for you?
ACM20117 Cert II in Animal Studies – ideal for those who’ve had no experience in working with animals but want to learn how to contribute to daily care of all animals and want to meet like-minded people. Graduates can work in shelters as an attendant.
ACM30417 Cert III in Companion Animal Services – students must be 16 years old and be able to work or volunteer in a companion animal organisation during their studies. This allows you to apply what you’re learning in the classroom into a real life setting, both with animals and their owners and trainers.
ACM40412 Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing – students must be 18 years old and be able to access a minimum of 15 hours of work in a veterinary clinic each week during their course. This is where you’ll become a valuable member of the team in a clinic as well as assisting with a range of procedures, including surgical, dental and medical nursing.