Animal Husbandry with RST

Animal Care and Husbandry

Course Overview

The Regional Skills Training (RST) Animal Care and Husbandry Program offers you the opportunity to gain skills in animal care under the following qualification:

AHC32822 Certificate III in Rural Operations

This course is best suited for students who are a year 11 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.

Animal Husbandry


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
  • Mating and rearing new born young
  • Livestock animal welfare
  • Livestock feeding plans
  • 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
Animal Care and Husbandry Medicine

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.

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