Certificate in Reptile Zoology

Passionate about Reptiles? Get Certified in Reptile Zoology

Advance your career in reptile care with the Reptile Zoology Certificate, designed for aspiring professionals to leverage Australia's rich biodiversity for a rewarding future in Reptile and Amphibian Studies.

Illustration of a young woman gently holding a large green iguana, representing her study and care of reptiles in the field of reptile zoology.
Start Date
Anytime, When You’re Ready
This course is 200 hours in duration but you have up to 12 months to complete it by self-paced study.
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Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Zoo Assistant
  • Wildlife Reserve Ranger
  • National Parks Ranger
  • Conservation of Fauna Sanctuary’s
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Pest Control
  • Captive Breeding
  • Reptile Removal
  • Reptile and Amphibian Education institutions
  • Herpetologist

What will be my duties and tasks?

A reptile keeper’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 reptile, and in the case of sickness or injury, the keeper is responsible for contacting a veterinarian, and sometimes assist a veterinarian.

Where are my best career opportunities?

This certificate is designed to help you gain entry level employment into reptile parks, zoos, reptile pet stores and a variety of sub fields like research, education conservation or even wildlife sanctuaries.

You may also elect to continue on with further studies which may help you secure higher paying or roles with more responsibility.

Course Fees Include

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Payment Options

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

Course Prerequisites

  • 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

About The Course

Get Certified in Reptile Zoology Quickly, Easily, and Affordably

Passionate about reptiles? Ever dreamed of having a successful career working with them? The Reptile Zoology Certificate course has been designed by industry experts for anyone wanting to work with reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodiles. Australia’s rich biodiversity has created several opportunities for growth in this field – so why not consider upgrading your career with this certification? It serves as the perfect entryway for those wanting to start a long-term career in Reptile and Amphibian Studies.

This course, offered through My Learning Online, will teach you about the biology, habitats, general healthcare, and anatomy of these amazing creatures. Immerse yourself in topics such as animal nutrition, general zookeeping, environmental enrichment, captive husbandry, animal handling, and workplace health and safety.

The Certificate in Reptile Zoology, offered by My Learning Online, stands out among online courses in Australia, designed for reptile enthusiasts aiming to elevate their career in reptile and amphibian care and studies. This fully online course offers unparalleled flexibility, making it easier to pursue a passion for reptiles on your schedule. You’ll be equipped with relevant industry skills upon completion that will set you apart from the rest of the crowd.

Can’t Afford to Pay Upfront?

No problem! This course comes with a super affordable payment plan option starting from $25 per week. Take the next step and Enquire Now for all the details.


"Excellent service and an amazing course. I've never found study so much fun and a great format. The team were always more than helpful. I would recommend to anyone wanting to study." - Eric