Animal & Marine Biology Studies

If you have a love of animals then this Animal & Marine Biology Studies Program will help you move your career in a positive direction. In this program, we have combined general animal studies with the biology and understanding of scientific concepts to give you the foundational knowledge to move forward in a career that focuses on the care and management of our animals and environment. 

Our Animal & Marine Biology Studies Program not only teaches biology, but also study skills, academic communications, and mathematical/data analysis skills. By doing this, students are able to merge into university degrees a little easier within the STEM space. STEM education and training is a hot topic at the moment, and there are many career options available to youth that are willing to think outside the box and reach for ideas that will change their future. Moving into further study could include laboratory technology, marine biology, animal studies, or environmental science. Check out the list below for more suggestions. 

Health Science Hub loves science. We surround ourselves with opportunities, people, students, and environments that also love science. It's through this collaborative outlook that we are able to provide quality, interactive, and engaging programs that will help our students learn and thrive in an area that they are passionate about.  

Dual Qualification

Face to Face

Cert III in Animal Studies + Cert IV in Science

Runs term 1-3 of year 11 and year 12

2021 pricing $2500.

Cert III in Animal Studies

Face to Face

Runs term 1-3

2021 pricing $1900

Cert IV in Science (Biology)

Face to Face

Runs term 1-3

2022 pricing $2250

Course Structure: 

ACM30117 - Certificate III in Animal Studies

ACMGAS202 - Participate in workplace communications

ACMGAS203 - Complete animal care hygiene routines

ACMGAS301 - Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGAS303 - Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals

ACMINF301 - Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work

ACMSUS201 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ACMWHS301 - Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

ACMSPE310 - Provide basic care of mammals

ACMSPE302 - Provide basic care of bird

ACMSPE311 - Provide basic care of non-venemous reptiles

ACMSPE307 - Provide basic care of freshwater fish
AHCFAU201 - Recognise fauna

22442VIC - Certificate IV in Science 

MSL943002 - Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety

VU22072 - Apply essential further study skills for science

VU22073 - Research scientific fields of study

VU22074 - Use a range of techniques to solve mathematical problems

VU22075 - Apply mathematical techniques to scientific contexts

PREASU403A– Apply academic skills

VU22085 - Investigate cell biology 

VU22086 - Investigate anatomy and physiology

VU22087 - Investigate introductory genetics

VU22088 - Investigate ecology    

MSL973004 - Perform aseptic techniques

ICTICT102 - Operate word-processing applications

SFIAQU403 - Manage water quality and environmental monitoring in enclosed systems

AHCLPW405 - Monitor biodiversity

ACMATE511 - Carry out post-mortem examination of a research animal


Upon completing this duel qualification, students are able to use their Certificate IV completion to gain entry into university. A completed Certificate IV + evidence of English competency will provide you with the equivalent of a 70 ATAR. This means that you would be able to use this as a stepping stone to any of the following (and more!):

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BSc) in Animal Health

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BSc) in Animal Science

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biological Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (Medical, Molecular & Forensic Sciences) (BSc) in Biomedical Science

  • Bachelor of Science (Medical, Molecular & Forensic Sciences) (BSc) in Clinical Laboratory Science

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Conservation and Wildlife Biology

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Management and Sustainability

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Science

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Marine Biology

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Marine Science

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mathematics and Statistics

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)

  • Bachelor of Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology)

  • Bachelor of Sustainability


It's a big task to make a decision on what you want to study! Here are some questions and answers we get asked about our course. Hopefully they will help you make a better decision about your future. 

What resources do I need to complete this course?

All of your resources, workbooks, videos, podcasts, and content is given to you online, so having a laptop/computer/tablet as well as access to the internet is necessary. All of your assessments are also submitted online, so you will need to be comfortable with using documents and navigating the internet. 

When do I need to pay for the course? 

When you enrol, you'll be asked to pay a $500 deposit to lock in your place on the course. The remainder of the fees will be charged when you start your course. If you have trouble paying the deposit or fees, you should contact your VET coordinator prior to enrolment. 

Where do I go to attend the course? 

In 2021 the course is offered at our classrooms in Northbridge. There may be other opportunities at other locations but get in contact with us to ask. We also offer a large percentage of the course online so you can study from the comfort of your kitchen table!

What if I'm too far away from our location?

Talk to your VET Coordinator and ask them to contact us. We have other options available that could work for your school. Health Science Hub works with schools to deliver the program on their campus, or you could do the online program.

What's the enrolment process?

Once Health Science Hub has received your expression of interest form from your VET coordinator, we will send you a link via email if you have been successful. Use that link to do our online enrolment. Please remember you will be required to pay the $500 deposit shortly after enrolment. 

What happens if I change my mind after enrolment?

Health Science Hub has a refund policy that is available on our Student Zone page. Click here to locate it. 


This program is completed over 3 terms of each year (Term 1-3 in year 11 + Terms 1-3 in year 12). Students will be provided content, videos, podcasts, activities, excursions, incursions as well as case studies and scenarios in our online environment, followed by time in the classroom to put their knowledge and skills into practice. 

It's required that students wishing to study this duel qualification with us need to have​ achieved a C grade minimum in Science, Maths and English in year 10, and also have passed their NAPLAN/OLNA requirements. 

To start the process, you will need to get in contact with your school's VET Coordinator to request their support for you to complete this qualification. You will need to complete the Expression of Interest Form and get their signature on it and then forward it to us for approval. 

We run our programs on either a Thursday or Friday during school terms. If your school does not release students on these days - please get in contact to discuss your situation and hopefully we can help find a solution!

Qualification Timelines

Health Science Hub runs our programs over 1 or 2 years. The Animal & Marine Biology Studies Program is a 2 year program that runs the following timeline: 

Year 11 

Term 1, 2, & 3

Year 12

Term 1, 2, & 3

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Ph: 0400 242 976

Location: Level 1, 100 Stirling St, Perth WA 6000

Updated May 2020