Study Animal Sciences and start your career as a groomer or vet nurse.
Turn your passion for animals into a rewarding career
Whether you dream of owning your own grooming salon or providing critical care in an animal hospital, we have courses to suit every role in the animal care industry. Study online, on-campus, or as a trainee in the workplace, and gain the skills and confidence to reach your goals.
Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.
Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20117)
Learn to care for the welfare of animals with the Certificate II in Animal Studies from GOTAFE.
Certificate III in Companion Animal Services (ACM30417)
Get comprehensive training in the care of domestic animals with the Certificate III in Companion Animal Sciences.
Certificate III in Pet Grooming (ACM30617)
Start your career as a Pet Groomer with the Certificate III in Pet Grooming from GOTAFE.
Upskill quickly with our Animal Sciences short courses. Learn the skills you need to succeed at work, and advance your career.
Why study with GOTAFE?
Real-life training environments
Our Trainers are all industry-qualified, with extensive experience in animal care and the practices and techniques you'll use day-to-day in the workplace.
Practice your skills in our campus grooming salon and veterinary clinic, and get exposure to key technologies such as digital radiography, ultrasound, and endoscopy. You'll also undertake a work placement to practice your skills on-the-job and network with professional vets, vet nurses, and pet groomers.
Your training will provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and you'll graduate with the practical experience to make a splash in your workplace from day one.
A world of opportunities
Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. Our Trainers have strong industry networks, meaning employers often approach them to recommend students for job openings. If you want to take your career further, our courses provide a pathway to university studies in veterinary and animal science.