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Course Description

Is your passion captive animals? Do you want to work in zoos? Turn your passion into a profession with the Certificate in Zoology.























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Work Placement

This course contains 200 hours of work placement

The workplace will need to provide access to zoo's and captive animals.

Your work placement can be completed anywhere in the world, and you will be responsible for the costs of any travel, accommodation, insurance or any other requirements related to your work placement.

Job Prospects


Wildlife Park

Welfare and Rescue Organisations

Units of Study

Unit 1 -      Communications Skills - This unit covers positive communication skills within the veterinary clinic

Unit 2 -      Teamwork - This unit covers effective teamwork, network, different cultures, equal employment and workplace bullying and harassment.

Unit 3 -      Workplace Health and Safety - This unit covers work health and safety of clients, employees, visitors, contractors, volunteers and suppliers 

Unit 4 -      Nature of Zoos - This unit covers the nature of zoos as a source of education and conservation.

Unit 5 -      Nutritional Support - This unit covers the nutritional requirements and feeding preferences of animals within zoos

Unit 6 -      Health Management - This unit covers health management measures required for a range of different captive zoo animals.

Unit 7 -      Ethology - This unit covers appropriate ways to manage a range of different wild animals in zoos

Unit 8 -      Mammal - This unit covers the distinguishing characteristics of all major groups of Mammals.

Unit 9 -      Marsupials - This unit covers the distinguishing characteristics of animals in the order Marsupialia.

Unit 10 -    Herpetology - This unit covers the nature and scope of reptiles.

Unit 11 -    Ungulata - This unit covers the distinguishing characteristics of animals within the grand order Ungulata.

Unit 12 -    Archonta - This unit covers the distinguishing characteristics of animals within the grand order Archonta.

Unit 13 -    Primates - This unit covers the nature and scope of primates.

Unit 14 -    Carnivore - This unit covers the characteristics, classification and significance of carnivorous animals to man, ecosystems, diet and environments.

Students Receive

Once course is complete and fees are paid in full

14 x Statement Of Attainment Certificates 

1   x Certificate In Zoology

1   x Course Transcript 


Certificate In Zoology

14 Months



Internationally Recognised and Accredited

Placement (200) Assessments (49) Exams (36)


$150 deposit followed by $10p/w   

16yrs or older with access to a computer

Available with mentoring only

14 Months

"Zoology would have to be my ultimate favourite course.

You learn so many different animals and so many different ways that zoo's can run. It's also a challenge!" - Brooke

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