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Are you curious about our natural world?

Did you know the Savannasaurus dinosaur stretched half the length of a basketball court? Are you interested in our natural treasures such as the Great Barrier Reef or the organisms that we can’t see.

Gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Computer systems
  • Laboratory work and study techniques
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Cell biology
  • Statistics
  • Atomic structures
  • Research methods
  • Statistics
  • Essay writing

We offer you foundational courses that cover subjects such as chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics. If you are an adult and thinking of returning to study, or have never studied in these fields, then our courses will benefit you. Taught by our supportive and knowledgeable teachers, they will help to prepare you for the workforce or consider further study pathways. They are a good way to study at a higher level, work in a science-related field or as a pathway to further study such as nursing or the health industry. After some further tertiary studies you could work in the fields of astrophysics, astronomy, laboratory medicine or veterinary science.

This study will help you to:

  • Fill gaps in your knowledge
  • Help you understand concepts in maths and science
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Build confidence
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.

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.

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