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Animal Sciences

Study Animal Sciences and start your career as a groomer or vet nurse.

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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.

Courses

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 I in Animal Studies (ACM10117)

Get a head start in the Animal Care industry with a Certificate I in Animal Studies from GOTAFE.

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 Animal Studies (ACM30117)

For people who wish to enter the industry in such roles as an animal attendant or animal welfare officer

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.

Certificate IV in Pet Styling (ACM40617)

Master the styling standards for different animals and breeds with the Certificate IV in Pet Styling from GOTAFE.

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (ACM40412)

Become a qualified Vet Nurse with the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing from GOTAFE.

Short Courses

Upskill quickly with our Animal Sciences short courses. Learn the skills you need to succeed at work, and advance your career.

Masterclass in Canine Behaviour (SC3MCCAN19)

Animal Sciences is proud to present Dr Felicity Miller's Canine Behaviour Masterclass in August 2019.

Masterclass in Feline Behaviour (SC3MCFEL19)

Have you always wanted to know what your cat is thinking? Then enrol now for this Masterclass, coming up in Aug 2019.

Microchipping Short Course (SA4MICRO19)

Get one step closer to applying for your Victorian microchipping licence with a Microchipping Short Course from GOTAFE.

Rabbit Husbandry and Care (SCRABHUS19)

Learn how to care for rabbits, both as pets and as patients in a veterinary clinic, with this short course from GOTAFE.

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.

See what our students have to say

Find out what it’s like to study Animal Sciences with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see what our students have to say.