Certificate III in Captive Animals - ACM30317

Taronga Zoo

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at pre-trade level and undertaking animal care functions in a captive animal facility or institution. Job roles covered by this qualification may include:Trainee keeperPre-trade keeperAssistant keeperAnimal care attendantWildlife animal carer.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, an individual unit of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.


  • Prepare and maintain animal housing
  • Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
  • Support collection management
  • Provide enrichment for animals
  • Release native animals to natural environment
  • Work within a captive animal facility
  • Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
  • Rehabilitate native wildlife
  • Develop institutional husbandry guidelines
  • Provide basic care of domestic dogs
  • Carry out institution containment and exclusion procedures
  • Respond to wildlife emergencies
  • Assist with exhibit design and renovation planning
  • Maintain wildlife habitat refuges
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Provide basic care of mammals
  • Provide basic care of amphibians
  • Provide basic care of marine fish
  • Provide basic care of marine invertebrates
  • Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • Provide basic care of birds
  • Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
  • Rescue animals and apply basic first aid
  • Monitor animal reproduction
  • Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles
  • Provide basic care of common native mammals
  • Prepare and present information to the public
  • Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates
  • Care for young animals
  • Provide basic care of freshwater fish
  • Assist with conditioning animals
  • Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Dubbo Domestic: $7,170
International: $7,170
Mosman Domestic: $7,170
International: $7,170

Fee comments

Campuses: Dubbo.

Uniform fees apply. Fees may be paid in four instalments. Smart & Skilled funding available.

Campuses: Mosman.

Uniform fees apply. Fees may be paid in four instalments.

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