Course Description

During your studies you will learn about the daily care of captive animals, including how to interact, monitor and observe them, as well as how to ensure their safety. So whether you aim to work in a zoo, Wildlife Park, mobile zoo, theme park or aquarium, this nationally recognised Certificate III in Captive Animals will provide you with both the theoretical and practical expertise to do so.

Studying the course online through the virtual campus, Open Space, you are able to learn at your own pace and in your own time. Open Space also gives you the ability to meet and connect with other students, as well as your trainers and assessors.

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region.

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

Potential career outcomes

  • Animal Care Attendant
  • Assistant Zoo Keeper
  • Trainee Zoo Keeper
  • Wildlife Animal Carer