Animal Sciences and Equine

Working with animals

Do you have a passion for animals and their environment? Are you patient, confident, compassionate and organised? Animal Sciences can lead to a range of exciting employment opportunities in careers as diverse as veterinary nursing, horse handling and seafood production.

Our experienced teachers provide high level training across a broad selection of career areas. We offer both on-campus study and flexible options like Equine Online. North Coast TAFE is home to the internationally recognised National Fishing Industry Education Centre, NATFISH.

Top 4 careers under Animal Sciences and Equine

  • Hatchery Assistant
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Horse Breeder
  • Zookeeper

 

What kind of students pursue this career?

  • Enjoy working with animals
  • Able to make objective observations
  • Team player
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Enjoy physical work
  • Enjoy the outdoors

 

Animal Studies offers a variety of job prospects

If you’re keen to work with animals or learn more about their environment, explore the categories below to find your area of interest. Whether you’re just getting started or looking to further develop your skills, we offer a range of qualification levels to choose from. 

Animal Studies and Sciences

Possible career outcomes:

  • Zookeeper
  • Pet Groomer
  • Animal Attendant or Trainer
  • Dog Handler or Trainer
  • Specialist Animal Scientist
  • Veterinary Nurse

Animal Studies and Sciences  

Equine

Possible career outcomes:

  • Horse Breeder
  • Stablehand

Equine  

Aquaculture and Seafood

Possible career outcomes:

  • Aquaculture Technician
  • Hatchery Assistant
  • Aquarium Assistant
  • Aquaculture Farm Hand
  • Seafood Process Worker

Aquaculture and Seafood  

Hear from our students

Chandra

Certificate III in Horse Industry Practice

CypressCertificate II in Animal Studies

Pick a category & get started on a career in animal industry

Chat with us

Please give us some more information to get started.

Leave Customer Help a message

Sorry, live chat is not available at this time. Our office hours are 8am-8pm Monday - Thursday and 8am-5pm on Fridays.
Please leave a note with your email address and we will contact you as soon as we can.