Captive Animals

Certificate IV

National Code: ACM40210

Course information

This qualification has been replaced by a new version across Australia. The new version will shortly become available at North Coast TAFE. If you have any questions about this please contact us.

About the course

Course Number: ACM40210-01V02

Interested in taking your zoo keeping career to the next level? The Certificate IV in Captive Animals will upgrade your skills in, and knowledge of, animal care functions within a zoo, wildlife or theme park environment. You'll learn about animal hygiene and feeding, developing animal diets, managing exhibits and enclosures, monitoring animal reproduction and providing enrichment for animals. The Certificate IV in Captive Animals will also teach you about preparing and presenting information to the public, implementing and monitoring the organisation's Work Health and Safety program, implementing collection management, and also creating, monitoring and reviewing behavioural management strategies. Although this TAFE NSW course is delivered online, access to a captive animal workplace during your study is essential, through either paid employment or a work experience placement. The Certificate IV in Captive Animals is a nationally recognised training course, designed in collaboration with captive animal industry experts. After successfully completion, you will be qualified to undertake a role such as a Senior Keeper, Post-trade Keeper or Wildlife Care Operator/Manager.

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