I enjoyed the easy going atmosphere in the class room and the teachers made me feel welcome.
The Regional Skills Training (RST) Animal Care and Husbandry Program offers you the opportunity to gain skills in animal care under the following qualification:
AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations
This course is best suited for students who are a year 11, 12 or 13 school student looking to undertake a qualification while still at school.
Students participating in this course will learn the basics of Animal Care and Husbandry practices, animal first aid, wildlife rehabilitation, administering medication, livestock health, nutrition and grooming. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an overnight field trip to Monarto Zoo and receive hands-on experience working in a captive animal facility.
Students will cover core topics of Work Health and Safety and Environmentally sustainable work practices as well as a selection of industry relevant topics such as:
- Dog care and obedience training
- Pet first aid
- Grooming of animals
- Mating and rearing new born young
- Livestock animal welfare
- Livestock administer medication
- Alpaca reproduction and birthing
- Livestock animal health control programs
- Animal nutrition
- Wildlife emergencies
- Wildlife rehabilitation
- Care of birds
- Capture, restrain and move animals
- Microscopes and dissection
Studying with RST
This 18 month – two year program is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the Animal Care Industry.
Workshops are delivered face to face in a school environment with field trips to working farms and animal facilities for relevant industry practical training.
Student enrolment is conducted through Term 4 for intake into the following year’s cohort. An information session is held for students and parents to provide further information on the course. Please contact RST or your VET co-ordinator for further information.
Please refer to the course fee sheet for information on fees and charges as well as concessions that may be available.
What our students say
Such a welcoming environment and … experienced teachers who care about your studies.
I would and have recommended that people complete this course because it was the best thing for me my schooling and it also helped me get into Vet. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Thanks to my studies through RST I have developed such a broad range of in-depth knowledge, physical skills and most importantly confidence in my work. My employees, family, surrounding peers can notice the differences in my work, and for that, I thank RST!
I found my experience with RST helpful and rewarding and gained skills that I still use to this day.
RST was great to study with as they were very helpful with choosing the right course and the flexible study options they have while I was working full time.
During my training through RST, I absolutely loved putting the skills I learnt at workshops to practice at my workplace.
RST offers a wide range of learning opportunities and the staff, teachers and lecturers are extremely helpful and were always available to assist you when needed.
Such a welcoming environment and experienced teachers who care about your studies.
I gained skills in the handling and behavioural study of animals which I still now apply to this day when working with animals. Many of these skills I still use in my current study of Animal Behaviour at a University level.