Study Areas

Animal Studies

Interested in an exciting new career working with feathered, finned and furry friends?

Work with companion animals, horses through farriery and racing, or register your interest in the next intake of our exceptional Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing.

An animal studies course can develop into a satisfying career working with your best friends every day. Potential pathways are diverse – you could be working in pet grooming, an animal shelter, a kennel/cattery, a pet shop, in community animal care, on a farm, or as a veterinary nurse. Animal study and care is ultimately rewarding for you and the animals, see our courses below for information on how to get started. 

Certificate II in Animal Studies
Do you dream of a career caring for animals? With our Certificate II in Animal Studies, you will achieve the skills and knowledge necessary to care for a range of animals.

Certificate III in Animal Technology
Does a rewarding career in animal technology sound appealing? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Animal Technology is the minimum industry qualification for those operating at a junior or assistant level and undertaking animal technology functions within a scientific environment. Gain a range of skills such as laboratory procedures and husbandry and care of animals.

Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
Do you long to work with cats and dogs? Melbourne Polytechnic offers training through the Certificate III in Companion Animal Services. You will have practical experience while learning the necessary skills and knowledge to care for animals in a professional setting.

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
Formalise your Veterinary Nursing qualifications with our Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. This course provides you with the industry qualification you need for your veterinary nursing career, helping you develop your skills in a range of animal care and surgical routines.

Diploma of Animal Technology
Learn how to care for animals at Melbourne Polytechnic. The Diploma of Animal Technology provides you with skills, knowledge and the industry qualifications for animal technology.

Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing
Important Note: This degree is no longer taking enrolments. Please see the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing to see our Vet Nursing program.

Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing
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.

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