TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.
About this course
Kick start your career in the animal industry and broaden your knowledge to give you the capacity to provide the best care for companion animals. Get a wealth of hands-on experience and be job ready to work in animal shelters, boarding kennels, pet stores and grooming salons.
You will learn the skills to work effectively with companion animals, monitoring and maintaining their health, nutrition, wellbeing, animal first aid, grooming, and workplace safety and health.
All these skills will then be used when you embark on a compulsory work placement, where you will undertake routine animal care procedures under the direction of a supervisor. There is also a simulated animal workplace on campus that you can access to practice these skills.
Students studying at the Bentley campus will be working with dogs, fish, mammals and reptiles. Students studying at the Murdoch campus will be mainly working with dogs and fish.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
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An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
Equivalent to Australian Year 11.
Students must be 17 years of age prior to commencing this course, in order to participate in the work placement.
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Admission Requirements for your country of origin.