Certificate in Zoology

Love Wild Animals? Begin a Career in Zoology!

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  • $25 Per Week
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Certificate in Zoology


This course is 200 hours in duration. Self-Paced Study.


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Upfront payment or flexible payment plan starting from $25 per week. Only Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents are eligible for payment plans.

Is Your Future Career in the Wonderful World of Zoology?

The Certificate in Zoology is the perfect starting point if you want to become a Zoo Assistant, Wildlife Reserve Ranger, National Parks Ranger, or have an interest working within Conservation of Fauna Sanctuary. This course will teach you the winning way to manage animals in zoos, wildlife reserves, parks, conservation, and refuges including occupational health and safety in zoos, captive husbandry, human-animal interactions, enclosure design and maintenance, animal health, first aid and behaviour, rehabilitation care and more.

Can’t Afford to Pay Upfront?

No problem! This course comes with a super affordable payment plan option starting from $25 per week.

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  • Unit 1 – Animal Welfare – Duty of Care
  • Unit 2 – Faculties Administration & Management
  • Unit 3 – Occupational Health and safety – OH&S
  • Unit 4 – Signs of Poor Health
  • Unit 5 – Common Diseases
  • Unit 6 – Common Treatments
  • Unit 7 – Common Pet Issues
  • Unit 8 – Animal Behaviour
  • Unit 9 – Rehabilitation


  • Unit 1 – Zoos Today
  • Unit 2 – Zoo Design
  • Unit 3 – Zoo Management
  • Unit 4 – OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety)
  • Unit 5 – Animal Behaviour
  • Unit 6 – Enrichment Programs
  • Unit 7 – Health
  • Unit 8 – Nutrition
  • Unit 9 – Breeding Program Management
  • Unit 10 – Human/Animal Relationships
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A course tutor to help you every step of the way and answer any questions you have over the phone and via email 6 days a week.
  • A certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications.
  • Transcripts indicating units completed.
  • Online 24/7 access to your course through the learning portal allowing you to study when it suits your schedule.
  • Lifetime access to the course content allowing you to have a refresher whenever you need.
  • Access to a variety of learning formats including ebooks, self-assessment tests and assignments
  • You must have a computer and internet connection. If you do not have a computer or tablet, we can supply one
  • Over the age of 18 (if you are not, we would need to speak with a guardian)
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be aware that any disabilities may affect your ability to work
    online; please notify us so we can fully support you with your studies

Jobs in:

  • Zoos
  • Wildlife Reserves
  • National Parks
  • Fauna Conservation
  • Wildlife Management
  • Animal Conservation
  • Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation

What will be my duties and tasks?

A zookeeper’s responsibilities usually include feeding, maintaining and cleaning the animals, diet preparation, behavioural observation, record keeping, exhibit maintenance and providing environmental enrichment for the animals in their care. Also, you may conduct behavioural or reproductive research on a species and participate in public education through talks, programs or shows.

You are expected to clean enclosures every day, look for any signs of injuries or illness in the animals, and in the case of sickness or injury, the keeper is responsible for contacting a veterinarian, and sometimes a zookeeper will assist a veterinarian. Some zookeepers train the animals to make caring for them easier. This makes it a very exciting and varied role!

Where are my best career opportunities?

This course is a perfect introduction to working in zoos, safari parks, aquariums or wildlife sanctuaries. This certificate is designed to help you gain entry level employment in these organisations or to put you in good stead to continue on with further studies which may help you secure higher paying or roles with more responsibility.

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What People Are Saying About This Course

I have enrolled in 2 courses with this course provider Herpetology and Zoology . I have found the course notes to be of excellent quality giving more than adequate information to get you started on each modules assessment. The Assessments were marked very quickly allowing me to move onto the next module very quickly. The advantage of online studying for me being a busy person with 7 pythons and 2 jobs has meant I can study day or night and anywhere I happen to be with wifi. The tutors have been extremely helpful when I have rang with questions or concerns. I am now starting Zoology, the 2 courses will enhance my Business with my Pythons and enable me to work in a zoo or wild life service which has been a life long dream. The courses are extremely affordable. I would recommend this course provided to anybody wishing to enhance skills they have or change careers.

Dean Cobbin

100% would recommend if you work full time and find it hard to find time to study. Study at your own pace with amazing tutoring staff, extremely helpful and an awesome attitude!

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