Certificate III in Animal Studies

cert III animal studies
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Unit Code
Course Location
Warragul; Bairnsdale
Course Duration
Full Time: 9 months
Course Cost
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Cert III Animal Studies (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Traineeship; Full Time; Blended
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • Ongoing
9.00am-3.30pm 2 days per week

Animal Studies Deparment
Fiona de Haan
Phone: (03) 5127 0161
Email: animalstudies@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841

Course Overview

This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in an animal care workplace.

Numerous rewarding careers in animal care await, such as in a pet shop, breeding and boarding facility, council or animal welfare organisation.

It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner should have access to a companion animal workplace through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Animal Studies.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • animal care receptionist
  • animal control and regulation assistant
  • animal shelter assistant
  • assistant animal welfare officer

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Students are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment for this course will include a combination of competency based assessment methods

Opportunities For Further Study

  • Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Seven Core Units and five Elective Units are required to successfully complete this course.