Certificate II in Animal Studies (VET in Schools)

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Course Location
Warragul; Leongatha
Course Duration
Part Time: To successfully obtain Nationally Accredited Qualifications students will usually be required to attend over a two year period during their VCE or VCAL studies
Course Cost
Students should consult with their Career's Advisor or VETiS Co-ordinator to obtain further information on program costs..
course_info.pdf (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day)
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • February 2013
9.00am to 3.30pm
Enquiries should be directed to the prospective student's school career advisor or VETiS co-ordinator

Course Overview

This course's aim is to provide participants with entry level skills for the Animal Industry.

Participants can learn about animal nutrition, animal behavior, animal first aid and animal care in this hands-on course that could help further your career in the animal industry.

This popular course is offered from our Warragul Campus and students will attend various field trips and undertake work placement as part of this program.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be eligible to be assessed for a National Certificate of Competency.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Employment Prospects

  • Animal Care Attendant
  • Animal Groomer
  • Dog Trainer
  • Local Laws Officer
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Pet Groomer
  • Pet Shop Retail
  • Ranger
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Wildlife Worker
  • Zoo Worker

Entry Requirements

To undertake a VETiS Program with GippsTAFE participants must be enrolled with a secondary education provider or school


VCE - This will be a VCE VET Accredited Course for participants startingin 2011

VCAL - Credit Available

Opportunities For Further Study

  • Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • Certificate III in Captive Animals
  • Certificate III in Animal Studies
  • Certificate III in Farriery
  • Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation
  • Certificate IV in Captive Animals
  • Certificate IV in Companion Animal Serivces
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Diploma of Animal Technology
  • Diploma of Veterinary Nursing