Captive Animals Courses
Careers Training Centre offers nationally accredited training in Certificate III in Captive Animals where students can do a work placement in the 4 CaPTA Group Parks, other various zoos in the Cairns region or via distant education throughout Queensland.
This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at the pre-trade level and undertaking animal care functions in a captive animal facility or institution. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner should have access to a captive animal workplace through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks
Careers Training Centre offers the ability to suit courses to specific training needs. Short courses can be pulled from the certificate course subjects so you can learn about a specific topic. Here are some examples of short courses you could do, or design your own:
ACMGAS301 – Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing:
This short course details the process to follow animal health management practices when monitoring the health and wellbeing of animals, including daily observations of behaviour and condition.
ACMGAS303 – Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals:
This short course teaches how to calculate ratios based on animal species needs and availability of feedstuffs.
ACMCAN307 – Rehabilitate native wildlife and ACMCAN311 – Care for Young Animals :
This short course details the process to provide care for rescued native wildlife and rehabilitate animals.
ACMCAN302 – Prepare and present information to the public:
This short course covers the process of preparing and presenting information to staff and the public, as well as participating in other interpretive and learning functions within an animal care facility. This course can be linked with other guiding units from a Tourism course.
For more information regarding short courses, please contact the Careers Training Centre.