ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies

Start your career working with animals with this entry-level course. This qualification will give you the skills you need to work as an animal attendant or trainer. It is also the perfect foundation course for people looking to move into specialised streams in the field.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as animal attendants and trainers is expected to grow strongly in the future. There are likely to be around 12,000 job openings in this growing occupation over the next five years.

This course will give you broad skills in basic care and the capture, handling and transportation of companion animals, as well as specialised skills in either behavioural sciences, veterinary nursing, or wildlife care. Our passionate team of industry professionals are the best in the business and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed in your studies.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an animal trainer or health officer, or trainee veterinary nurse. It will also give you the knowledge required to complete further studies in the field.

Study mode

On Campus

Course duration

6 months


50-68 Armstrong Road, Meadowbrook Queensland 4131

91-99 Scarborough Street, Southport Queensland 4215

Fitzsimmons Street, Keperra Queensland 4054


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Animal Control Officer$1,050 weekly pay
Animal Attendant$960 weekly pay
Animal Shelter Attendant$960 weekly pay
Apprentice Animal Trainer$960 weekly pay
Assistant Dog Trainer$960 weekly pay
Cattery Attendant$960 weekly pay
Kennel Attendant$960 weekly pay
Kennel Hand$960 weekly pay
Pet Groomer$960 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

Enquire with TAFE Queensland to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies is a nationally recognised course delivered by TAFE Queensland, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Payment options

For more information about this course and payment options please enquire now.

About this provider

TAFE Queensland is Queensland's largest, most experienced training provider. TAFE Queensland deliver practical, industry-relevant training across a range of industries from entry-level certificates to bachelor degrees, at more than 50 locations in Queensland.

Operating since 1998
Legal name TAFE Queensland
RTO code 0275