Animal Care and Horse Industry

Animal Care and Horse Industry

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Your love of animals can be a career full of possibility. Learn how to protect exotic animals or use your creative flair to clip, style and groom domestic breeds. Graduate with practical techniques and theory with confidence, no matter what path you take.

Animal Studies

Spend your work days surrounded by animals that you are responsible for nurturing. Learn to maintain and monitor their health while providing professional services to both fur friend and human.

  • TAFE Statement Sea Turtle Tracks to Heron Island

    800-001071

    Sea turtle conservation has become an important issue in Australia as climate change is warming the Pacific Ocean. Turtles travel further south using the warmer East Australian Current and there is increased nesting activity across all of the NSW coast. Climate change is also causing increased run off, beach erosion, and is skewing the sex ratio during incubation. Six of the seven species of sea turtle (including the Leatherbacks) are considered threatened with extinction. This short course focusses on local rescue and rehabilitation efforts at the Australian Sea Bird and Turtle Rescue Centre on the Central Coast of NSW and Heron Island. This course will give you the opportunity to gain rare skills in conservation management and will enhance your understanding of current conservation strategies to manage endangered species.

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  • TAFE Statement Dangerous Dog Handling and Assessment Workshop

    800-163124

    This animal care workshop is conducted by Steve Austin and is suitable for anyone who may be required to interact with dogs during the execution of their working duties or hobbies, as well as for metre readers, veterinary staff, kennel staff, rangers, police officers, ambulance officers, dog trainers and handlers. You will learn to identify the body language of an aggressive dog and the appropriate response to minimise and avoid serious injury. Appropriate personal protection equipment will be supplied. You will gain first-hand experience and compare various techniques using this equipment. You will have the opportunity to experience a trained dog bite wearing a protective bite sleeve. OHS issues are identified and explored in keeping with industry standards.

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  • TAFE Statement Basic Native Animal Rescue and Critical Care

    800-001036

    provides the basic skill and knowledge to first aid and care for a range of native animals including mammals, non venomous reptiles and birds.

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  • TAFE Statement Advanced Canine Behaviour

    800-000741

    This webinar is for those seeking an in-depth knowledge of dog behaviour and behavioural management. The course introduces you to the work of a Canine Behaviourist and will show you how to observe and interpret canine behaviour. Students will be shown techniques to use in assessing behaviour and modifying common problem behaviours. This course aims to provide highly technical and advanced information in a comprehensive way for people who don't have a PhD. People working with dogs, or with an interest in behaviour, behavioural consultants and behaviour enthusiasts will all benefit from attending this course. Topics covered include: - Canine neurophysiology, - Physiology of canine behaviour, - Learning in dogs, - Canine Behaviour, - Assessment, - Behavioural Modification Programmes/Rehabilitation, and - Common behaviour problems and solutions.

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  • TAFE Statement Introduction to Canine Behaviour

    800-000738

    This introductory webinar is designed to give you an introduction into the aspects of canine behaviour based on how a dog communicates, and the interpretations of body language for observing and interpreting behaviour. You will learn to understand the ways in which dogs perceive the world, and be able to identify the way they communicate with us and each other. The Advanced Canine Behaviour seminar is on in 2 weeks.

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  • TAFE Statement Advanced Feline Behaviour

    800-000736

    This webinar is for those seeking an in-depth knowledge of cat behaviour and behavioural management. It is strongly recommended that students attend course 28480, Introduction to Feline Behaviour prior to attending this seminar.

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  • TAFE Statement Introduction to Feline Behaviour

    800-000746

    This course is designed to give you an introduction to the aspects of feline behaviour based on how a cat communicates, and the interpretations of body language for observing and interpreting behaviour. You will learn to understand the ways in which cats perceive the world, and be able to identify the way they communicate to us and each other.

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  • Statement of Attainment Animal Care (Work in the Animal Industry, Feed and Water Animals)

    SG00009374

    Spend your days with newfound furry friends and take your first step towards working in pet shops, animal shelters, zoos and more. Learn the basics of animal care - an exciting and rewarding industry where no two days are the same.

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  • Certificate II Animal Care

    ACM20121-01

    Channel your passion for animals into your study as you develop practical, foundational skills in animal care. Launch your career as an animal attendant in boarding kennels, pet shops, groomers and welfare organisations.

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  • Certificate III Animal Care Services (Animal Care)

    ACM30122-02

    There’s never a dull day when you work with animals. Care for various animals like birds, reptiles, fish, native mammals, invertebrates, rabbits and rodents. Gain the needed experience and skills to work in animal care businesses, including your own.

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  • Certificate III Animal Care Services

    ACM30122-01

    Enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding career as an animal care worker. Understand animal behaviour, monitor their health and learn safe handling techniques. Spend your days interacting with and caring for animals to ensure their wellbeing. And yours, too.

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Companion Animal Services

Bring your love of animals and learn everything you need to know about working ethically and responsibly in boarding kennels, breeding facilities, or pet shelters.

  • TAFE Statement First Aid for Pets

    800-000739

    This course will provide pet owners and people working in the animal industry with the basic tools to be able to provide first aid and perform CPR on their animal successfully. Topics discussed will include basic first aid techniques, how to prepare a pet first aid kit, bandage a wound, perform CPR and what you can do in the first few minutes that could help save an animal's life. Also includes tips and tricks for medicating your animals. The presenter of this seminar is a Registered Veterinary Nurse employed in an animal emergency and critical care environment.

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  • Certificate III Companion Animal Services

    ACM30417-01

    Turn your love for all pets, great and small, into a fun and rewarding career. Develop a wealth of practical experience and knowledge to graduate with confidence as you enjoy employment opportunities in animal shelters, boarding kennels, and pet stores.

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Farriery

Shape a specialist career as a highly regarded master farrier and analyse hoof bio-mechanics, preserve sole integrity and provide knowledgeable expertise to your clients.

  • Certificate IV Farriery

    ACM40818-01

    Stand out in the industry as a qualified farrier. Develop advanced skills in assessing hoof mechanics and gain the knowledge and resources to cultivate a successful farrier business. TAFE NSW is a sole and exclusive provider of this accredited course in NSW.

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Horse Breeding

Discover the magic and memorable moments created in equine breeding season as you prepare mares to foal down and assist with stud serving in performance and thoroughbred studs.

  • Statement of Attainment Foaling Night Watch

    900-81771

    Explore exciting opportunities in horse breeding and gain specialist skills in foaling down mares. Develop your skills by learning in an actual horse breeding facility and get the chance to work in the Australian industry or in stud farms overseas.

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  • Certificate III Horse Breeding

    RGR30619-01

    Turn your passion for horses into a career and be immersed in the equine breeding industry. Through on-the-job training and access to industry-standard facilities, this hands-on courses will provide you with all of the skills to excel in this booming industry.

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Horse Racing

Bet on a rewarding career in the Australian horse racing industry as you discover the magic at Randwick and work with the next potential Prince of Penzance on-and-off the track.

  • Certificate II Racing Industry (This is a general qualification related to conditions operating in the thoroughbred code)

    RGR20218-06

    Fast track your career in the racing industry as a stable hand and work in areas like breeding, training, or racing stables. Learn foundational skills and knowledge to safely handle horses during feeding, grooming and exercising.

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  • Certificate III Racing (Stablehand) This qualification is related to the thoroughbred code of the racing industry

    RGR30218-02

    Bet on your future and work as a stable hand or strapper in the exciting world of racing. Enjoy a fast-paced work environment where you will work closely with horses to maintain their fitness and ensure they’re ready to race.

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  • Certificate III Racing (Trackwork Rider)

    RGR30518-01

    Beat the odds and embark on a fast-paced career in the racing industry as a trackwork rider. You’ll take the reigns and learn to care for and work horses, liaise with trainers and assist with stable operations.

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Performance Horse

Stable hand, strapper or stock rider, you’ll find your perfect fit in the booming equine industry. Discover how to build positive partnerships as you learn the correct techniques to work, handle, and ride horses.

  • Statement of Attainment Safe Horse Handling

    SG00008687

    Whether you’re a casual horse lover or starting a career in the equine industry, build a solid foundation of practical skills to handle horses safely. Minimise risks to yourself and others and explore the many opportunities in this booming industry.

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  • Certificate III Performance Horse

    ACM30817-01

    Combine your passion for horses with the essential practical skills and knowledge you need to work as a stablehand, stud hand, groom or strapper. Learn to safely handle and care for horses while establishing a rewarding career in the equine industry.

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  • Diploma Performance Horse Management

    ACM50417-01

    Get ahead in your career as you build on your horse handling experience and progress your business management skills. You’ll get the specialised knowledge to run a successful small horse enterprise or work as part of a team in a larger horse establishment.

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Pet Grooming

No two days will ever be the same when you combine your love for animals with your flair for creativity to clip, groom, and pamper a variety of furry companions – big and small. Launch into a career in a grooming salon.

  • TAFE Statement Natural Therapies for Animals-Massage

    800-000737

    Learn how animal Massage and natural therapies can benefit your animals, and how these practices may be applied in the home and in the animal workplace. This is a hands on practical workshop which you are able to bring your dog if it is suitable to do so.

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  • Statement of Attainment Basic Introduction into Dog Grooming

    900-82638

    Turn your love of dogs into a satisfying career with the Statement of Attainment in Basic Introduction into Dog Grooming. Tailor each groom to the specific breed type. Master a range of techniques as you embark toward your own grooming business.

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  • Certificate III Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming)

    ACM30122-03

    Indulge your love of animals and become a qualified pet groomer in this highly practical course. Learn to safely handle and interact with animals. Comply with animal welfare policies and gain specialist skills in grooming for various dog breeds.

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  • Certificate III Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming)

    ACM30121-03

    Indulge your love of animals and become a qualified pet groomer in this practical course. Learn to comply with animal welfare requirements while grooming and caring for dogs and companion animals in TAFE NSW’s simulated animal care facilities

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Veterinary Nursing

Enjoy a competitive edge as a qualified Veterinary Nurse, work in a vibrant team and combine your empathy and medical expertise to provide the best possible care to your fur-patients.

  • Statement of Attainment Implant Microchip in Cats and Dogs

    900-81576

    This course is designed explicitly for the animal care industry to help you gain specialised skills that will complement your career. Learn to implant microchips in cats and dogs to apply as an Authorised Identifier with the Office of Local Government (OLG) NSW.

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  • Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    ACM40418-01

    Be prepared for an exciting and rewarding career as a veterinary nurse. Choose an area of specialisation such as companion animals, horses general, horses breeding, horses foal care, pocket pets, wildlife and captive animals or practice programs.

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Zookeeping

Preserve and protect endangered exotic animal species, promote conservation awareness, and most importantly, enrich the lives of the animals in your care.

  • Certificate III Wildlife and Exhibited Animal Care

    ACM30321-01

    Learn to care for animals within exhibited animal care facilities. Positively promote and educate people about conservation and immerse yourself in the exciting world of exotic animals as an exhibited animal carer.

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