Certificate in Zoology

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Course Overview

The field of zoology is a field many dream about from childhood. In this course learn about what it takes to work in this exciting industry. This course is perfect for students thinking about a University degree in the field. Complete this course first then tackle your degree with more confidence and understanding.

◑ Duration study load

Approximately 15 weeks

24 months of access

Ξ Course Features

Zoo Keeper positions are relatively few and when positions become vacant it is competitive. Training will help assist in setting you apart from other applicants. Aside from employment within Zoo’s work can also be sought as a VET assistant or staff member at animal impound centres, animal protection agencies (eg RSPCA), animal hospitals, wildlife officer (ranger) and animal daycare businesses.

✓ Assessment

Short Answer Quizzes

Case Studies

Written response

☰ Subjects

Core Modules
Animal Breeding


  • Genetics
  • Cross Breeding
  • Pure Breeding
Diseases and Diagnoses


  • Testing
  • Types of Diseases
  • How Diseases are Diagnosed
Vertebrate Zoology


  • Animal classification
  • The Animal Kingdom
  • Animal Characteristics
Animal Behaviour & Psychology


  • Social Behaviour
  • Instinct
  • Training
  • Handling
Animal Health Care


  • Health Care Facilities
  • Common Health Issue
  • Detection
  • First Aid
  • Rehab
And more!

★ About SpotED

SpotED is the education and learning division of one of Australia’s largest job boards SpotJobs.com. At SpotED we believe that education should be engaging, practical and develop real skills to help you in your life. SpotED partners with industry and course topic experts which provides an opportunity to study some of the most engaging, relevant education content today. Whether it’s an introductory certificate, expert level course or one of our bespoke programs you will receive the recognition and skills required for that industry.

Job outcomes

Zookeeper Assistant
Zoo Volunteer worker
VET Assistant
Wildlife Officer

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Study Method

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