Certificate III in Animal Technology

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

This qualification is part of the Animal Care and Management Training Package. It provides training to be responsible for a wide range of companion and laboratory animals. Study areas encompass animal handling, husbandry, animal health and well being, breeding, nutrition, animal disease and animal surgical techniques.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or be working in the animal technology industry; or be mature age and able to read, write and understand maths at a year 10 level

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Work within an animal technology facility; Carry out institution containment and exclusion procedures; Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animals; Conduct non-surgical procedures on animals; Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing; Provide enrichment for animals; Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals; Carry out simple breeding procedures; Contribute to occupational health and safety processes; Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits; Perform aseptic techniques; Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; plus electives.

Study Pathways:

Diploma of Animal Technology

Further information:

It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification students should seek to gain a period of work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace. Students are required to wear suitable protective clothing when dealing with animals and in the laboratory.

Accepts International Students:


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Animal Technician,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
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