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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.
Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
- direct entry
- after achieving ACM30310 Certificate III in Captive Animals
- vocational training and/or work experience or skills recognition.
This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.
It is recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner have
access to an captive animal workplace.
Zookeeper, wildlife parks keeper, theme parks or sanctuary keeper, wildlife
carer or rescuer.
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.