Top 3 questions about working in a Zoo

We are frequently asked the question "How can I get a job working in a Zoo?". In this video our Qualified Trainer and Assessor, and previous Zoo Keeper at Taronga Zoo, Carina talks about how she got her first job in a zoo as well as:-

► What is your favourite thing about working in a zoo?
► What advice can you give to someone who wants to work in a zoo?

Would you like a career working with animals?

If you have been thinking about turning your dreams of working with animals into a reality, start with one of our animal care courses.

ACM20117 Certificate 2 in Animal Studies (Zoo and Wildlife Care)

Learn about our Zoo based course at Ranger Red's Zoo and Wildlife Care Park in Pinjarra WA. A 14 week intensive blended course with weekly training at the zoo.

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Certificates in Animal Care - Choose an Option to Suit You!

We offer a variety of options for our nationally recognised Certificate 2 and 3 in Animal Studies courses. Choose from our intensive blended on-campus (WA) courses or study online from anywhere in Australia.

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What to do if you are interested in pursuing a career in animal care

If you would like to take your passion for helping animals to the next level, the best thing to do is reach out to Australia's most trusted animal care training providers. For over two decades, Applied Vocational Training (AVT) has helped aspiring animal care professionals realise their dreams by providing the highest quality career training.

If you love animals, volunteering to work with them is something worth considering. You may also want to consider a career in animal care. If you are interested in pursuing such a career path, you will need to acquire the right qualifications. AVT offers a variety of courses in fields such as animal care, horse care, vet nursing and more. To find out more about our courses and certifications, contact us.

About AVT

We have been training animal care, horse care and veterinary nursing students for over 20 years in Australia. Students who undertake AVT courses range from high school-aged students just starting their pre-vocational journey right through to mature-aged students seeking an alternative career path. Graduates are highly respected and sought after by industry professionals, businesses and organisations. If you want the background knowledge and skills to help you secure your career in the animal care industry, check out our nationally recognised qualifications here or sharpen your skills in one of our workshops.

Why choose AVT?

A recent NCVER VET student outcomes report for Applied Vocational Training graduates found:-

  • 89.5% were employed or enrolled in further study after training.
  • 93.6% were satisfied with the overall quality of their training.
  • 95.5% would recommend the training and 93.0% would recommend their training provider.
  • 89.4% achieved their main reason for doing the training.


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