Love Animals?

Turn your interest into a career!

Animal care offers many different types of opportunities from owning your own small business to working in a clinic or business. The opportunities are varied but roles can be competitive. Having accredited qualifications in animal care can help to show potential employers that you have the skills to succeed in the industry.

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Get the qualifications and experience you need to fulfil your dream of working in a veterinary clinic, animal or wildlife hospital.

Veterinary Nursing Pathway

Designed to take you from entry-level animal care through to advanced veterinary nursing practices, this course will prepare you for a long and rewarding career in animal care and veterinary practices.

Certificate IV in Captive Animals

Take the next career step and get the skills you need to advance your career with the Certificate IV in Captive Animals from Open Colleges.

Certificate III in Captive Animals

Open the door to a wide range of job opportunities working with exotic, rare, unusual, water-based and native captive animals, with this nationally recognised TAFE course.

Captive Animals Pathway

Become a professional Assistant Zoo Keeper or Wildlife Animal Carer qualified to work in a zoo or wildlife sanctuary.

Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

This nationally recognised qualification can be completed at your own pace, online and could potentially lead to employment in the animal services industry.

Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

This course could be the first step towards owning your own small business in animal care. Learn key skills for the animal industry as well as the basics of running a small business.

Companion Animal Services Pathway

If you really love animals and want to make working with them the focus of your career, you can now get the qualifications and training that will give you the competitive edge over other potential Animal Care employees.

Certificate II in Animal Studies

Study this as a pathway to vet nursing. Animal carers may undertake administration and clinic duties such as giving medications to animals; feeding, watering and examining animals.

Certificate in Animal Care

This course could be a stepping stone to a career in the pet care industry, covering information on shelters, animal shows and grooming and bathing.