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Studying online courses in Zoo Keeping is an excellent idea for anyone wanting to get into zoo keeping or to build on your existing knowledge and skills.
This online course is designed for students who want to learn a wide range of skills and knowledge about Zoo Keeping. This course covers not only zoo keeping, but also animal behaviour, and animal health care. Students may choose one elective from the following modules: Primatology, Herpetology, Ornithology, Vertebrate Zoology, Marine Studies A (Or Aquarium Management), Wildlife Mgt or Diagnosing Animal Diseases.
Detailed Course Outline
This course is made up a number of lessons or units. Each having self assessment questions, set tasks (practical homework), and an assignment which you can upload online. Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.
There are 4 modules in this course:
Careerline’s course in Zoo Keeping will introduce you to the various aspects of working in zoological gardens and safari parks and general captive animal management. You will learn about Animal Welfare, Animal Care, Diet and Nutrition, Forms of Enrichment to enhance well-being, Captive Breeding, Enclosure Design, Research, Education and Conservation in Zoos.
Animal Health Care
This introductory course is designed to give you practical understanding of common veterinary nursing procedures. This course is suitable for anyone looking for a ‘foot in the door’ job with a veterinary clinic and who intends to go on and do further study, or even for those interested in basic animal care. By studying this course, you will gain valuable experience in understanding many aspects of Animal Health Care. Careerline Courses recommends that any student interested in pursuing an animal care career engage in ongoing volunteer work to gain the necessary practical experience. This course dovetails with many of our other animal care courses such as diagnosing animal diseases, pet care, dog care and others
The study of animal behaviour (ethology) is considered important to the practice of training animals by consideration of their natural behaviours that may be suitable for specific tasks. Additionally, understanding animal behaviour contributes to animal training by means of understanding how to encourage desirable natural behaviours and discourage those that are undesirable. Understand why animals behave the way they do. Learn to understand difficult behavior and techniques to deal with it. This is a very useful qualification for anyone working with animals or for someone wishing to set up their own business. Learn about the different influences on animal behavior such as genetics, biology and more. Careerline’s Animal Behavior course is suitable for anyone interested or working with animals, trainers, pet carers, zoo keepers and more.
Suggested Electives: choose ONE
- Wildlife Management
- Diagnosing Animal Diseases
- Vertebrate Zoology
- Marine Studies A
- Aquarium Management
- Artificial Insemination
When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.
Dr Karen Catchpole B.VSc. (Hons)
Karen brings to Careerline great experience and expertise in animal Science. Karen is a practicing veterinarian, now in her own small animal hospital, after working in varied roles over 17 years since graduation from Sydney University with first class honours. Karen continues to maintain active involvement in education in both professional development and in tutoring both vocational and university students. Karen's field of expertise is in internal animal medicine & surgery of cats & dogs.
Dr. Karin Dreyer-Haasbroek B.V.S. M.Sc. (Parasitology)
Karin’s love and passion for animals stem from growing up on a farm in South Africa. After gaining her Veterinary Science degree she worked in mixed general practice while completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Living and working in South Africa exposed Karin to a vast range of experiences in the clinical veterinary field: treating patients ranging from marmoset monkeys to lions to the everyday cat, dog or horse. Two years as a Laboratory Vet resulted in helping farmers tackling livestock health problems in a variety of farm production systems. Since her move to Western Australia with her family, Karin has been working in a small animal practice. During her 20 years as a vet, she has been involved in several research projects and the tutoring of students in various fields of animal science. She enjoys mentoring students and sharing her knowledge and she loves helping students flourish and realise their full potential.
How It Works
1. Learn Online
Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.
2. Get Help & Support
Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.
3. Receive Certificate
Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pay in installments?
Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.
Can I study from anywhere in the world?
We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.
Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?
Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.
Do I have to sit an Exam?
No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.
Do you have set start dates?
There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.