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Understand that canines really are a man's best friend? Acknowledge that cats, perhaps, do have nine lives, and want to ensure each is a happy and healthy one? With a love and passion for animals as the foundations, let Holmesglen turn ambition into practice, as we introduce you to a rewarding career in the animal industry.

With a carefully planned curriculum and subjects designed to provide practical experience, including a work placement component, Holmesglen's new Animal Studies course is the ideal pathway towards professions in animal care, control and welfare.

A competency based course, the part-time study mode allows for flexibility and offers the essential skills and knowledge of animal care. Learn about animal hygiene routines, observe animal nutritional requirements and work within environmentally sustainable work practices.

Held at our spacious Waverley campus, the leafy suburban environment presents the perfect backdrop for pursuing your educational interests.

Whether you love creatures big or small, Holmesglen's Animal Studies course is a fitting starting point into a vibrant, virtuous and contemporary industry.

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Certificate III

  • Animal Studies
    Certificate III in Animal Studies Holmesglen TAFE
    • Start February / July

    A love and passion for animals are the key to a career in the animal industry. This course is designed as an entry-level qualification to working with animals in an ever-growing and vibrant industry, and will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge of animal care. This includes health and safety, behaviour, nutrition, wellbeing, handling and enrichment. The focus of this course is on companion animal services, specifically dogs, cats and birds.In order to [...]

Animal Studies Open Days

  • 10May
    Animal Studies

    Visit us on Open Day for an overview of the animal care industry, starting at 4.30pm. You'll get to check out the Waverley campus, talk to teachers and get the information you need to study a course in animal care. We'll even help you apply on the night!

    - , Thu 10 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia