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Belinda Watson

Belinda is a teacher at Melbourne Polytechnic in Animal Studies and Earth Sciences. During her time here, she has worked in a range of roles facilitating student learning.

Belinda teaches students how to identify workplace practices that impact on our planet and how small improvements can be made to make change. She has worked closely with a team of dedicated animal studies teachers to introduce the concepts of sustainability to students and develop and deliver online units for the animal studies program. 

Belinda has worked at Melbourne Polytechnic since 1997.  Her interest in online learning started in 2013,  when she and another team member were awarded a professional development grant to develop and deliver online learning content for the animal studies program. Working with the animal studies team has given her great pleasure as it nurtures her love of animals and their relationship with people and our planet. Over this time, student projects have focused on growing food for animals, designing small plantings for species specific animals and examining animal housing to improve environmental outcomes.  All projects aim to improve animal well-being, save money and introduce the concepts of sustainability to animal care and management.  Students become actively engaged with their learning via their connection with nature, animals and people. This approach to learning demonstrates action learning and how small collaborative groups can make a difference to sustainability outcome.  

Belinda holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma of Environmental Studies and Vocational Graduate Certificate in Education for Sustainability.  

Animal Studies Courses at MP

Certificate II in Animal Care ACM20121
- Full Time, Part Time, Traineeship - Fairfield, Epping
- Full Time, Part Time, Traineeship - Fairfield, Epping
Do you dream of a career caring for animals? With our Animal Studies course, you will achieve the skills and knowledge necessary to care for a range of animals.
Certificate III in Companion Animal Services ACM30417
- Full Time - Fairfield
- Full Time - Fairfield
Would you like a career working with cats, dogs and other companion animals? Melbourne Polytechnic offers training in Companion Animal Services. You will gain practical skills and experience while participating in course work in class to care for animals in a professional companion animal setting.
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing ACM40418
- Full Time - Fairfield
Free Tafe - Full Time - Fairfield
Begin your career path in the veterinary industry with our ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. This course provides you with quality training that will develop your skills in a range of animal care, clinical and surgical routines.
Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing
- Full Time, Part Time - Epping
- Full Time, Part Time - Epping

Important Note: The Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing will not be taking new enrolments for 2022. All new intakes for 2022 will be into the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (a Latrobe University qualification delivered by Melbourne Polytechnic).

Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing
- Full Time, Part Time - Epping
- Full Time, Part Time - Epping
La Trobe's Veterinary Nursing degree, delivered at Melbourne Polytechnic's Epping Campus, provides graduates with a work-ready qualification and is the first full degree in Veterinary Nursing in Australia.