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Study animal services

The animal services industry covers a range of roles working with dogs, cats, birds, pet mice, snakes, lizards and native wildlife. Our animal services courses include animal nutrition, hygiene, care, management and grooming, as well as the business and administration side of the industry. You’ll also gain animal handling and customer service skills in our open to the public dog-grooming centre.

Australians are increasingly treating their pets as members of the family which is driving demand for grooming, training, boarding, walking, and minding services. The trend is set to continue with Australians spending an estimated $8 billion per year on products and services for their pets.

Set yourself up for a hands-on career working with animals as a zookeeper, wildlife animal carer, or dog groomer, or work in a range of roles in pet shops, aquariums, catteries, kennels, animal shelters, or wildlife centres.

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Career outcomes
  • Dog groomer
  • Kennel attendant
  • Pet shop attendant
  • Wildlife animal carer
  • Zookeeper
 
Study veterinary nursing

Veterinary nurses care for animals and assist veterinarians to perform procedures and operations. In our practical vet nursing courses you’ll learn how to maintain and monitor the health and wellbeing of sick animals and aid in their recovery.

Life spans for pets have been steadily improving due to increased spending on family pets and advances in veterinary care. This has led to strong growth in the veterinary sector with employers seeking compassionate workers with solid communication skills.

Fulfill your passion to work with animals with our veterinary nursing courses. Gain practical skills in our fully-equipped veterinary clinic and graduate as a qualified vet nurse.

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Career outcome
  • Veterinary nurse
 
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Study animal care at TAFE Queensland

Our animal services and veterinary nursing courses will prepare you to launch your career. Learn from industry-current teaching staff and practice your skills in purpose-built facilities including an open-to-the-public grooming salon and fully-equipped veterinary clinic. 

 

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Pro tips to take awesome pet photos

TAFE Queensland graduate and professional pet and portrait photographer Ebony Reeves shares her tricks of the trade for taking the perfect photo of your fur baby. 


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Largest growth occupations in Australia

Vocational education and training (VET) is the most responsive training available to meet the future needs of Australia's workforce. This is how we are meeting the future head on.


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Construction students give big woofs

TAFE Queensland construction students are putting their hard work and skills to good use, with dog kennels they built as part of their training being donated to the RSPCA in Toowoomba.


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