Animal Kingdom

Cert III in Animal Studies


If you have a love of animals then this Animal 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. 

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.

Units Included: Cert III in Animal Studies

ACM30117 - Cert 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 birds

ACMSPE311 - Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles

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


Education Pathway and Job Opportunities

We love to link our Cert IIIs and Cert IVs into a pathway program to ensure that our students are moving in the right direction towards their future. Once you have completed the Cert III in Fitness, and you can show us that you have passed Year 10 English and Maths, you are able to move onto the Cert IV in Science (Biology) Animal & Marine Biology Focus. Completion of Cert IV will allow you to satisfy University Entry Requirements to most Universities. 

According to, the Cert III in Animal Studies also opens up opportunities for you to gain work as an Animal Shelter Assistant or volunteer at wildlife parks. 

Minimum Requirements & Application Details

Students are 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. You must have your own device (tablet or laptop etc) to access your course.


If you are at school: 

It's preferable that students wishing to study with us need to have​ achieved a C grade minimum in English in year 10. Talk to us if you don't meet this requirement.​ 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 year 11 program 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.

If you are not in school: 

Complete the application document that can be downloaded by clicking the blue button above. Send it to and we'll get in contact about how to get you started. 

Study Options & Costs

This course is available in the following options:

Animal Studies Only:

  • 1 Year: Face to face 1 day/week during school term ($2000). This option is only available to school-aged students. 


  • Animal Studies is available online for $1900. You must arrange your own visits to various animal venues such as Animal shelters, wildlife parks, pet stores, animal rescue etc to complete the hands-on components of the course.