Certificate 2 in animal studies is it worth it

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  1. Shaggers89

    Shaggers89 New Member

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    Hi I am a year 10 student and was wondering if doing certificate three in animal studies would be worth it as i would like to become either a wildlife educator or zoo keeper
    If it is would you be able to tell me
    1. How long it takes to become one
    2. Is it actually worth getting this certificate
    TIA
     
  2. Bl69aze

    Bl69aze Very Well-Known Member

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    I did my cert2 at Taronga training, the teacher was a famous animal trainer (is now atleast) and was well worth

    Cert 3 was done at Richmond and was very good, went on lots of cool trips

    You need the certificate to apply for many jobs involving zoo keeping and what now :)
    It’s also very good to get the connections... I’m now friends/connected with reptile manager at ARP And TZ who are GREAT references
     
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    Stompsy Subscriber Subscriber

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    I’m currently doing cert 2 in animal studies as a pathway course to cert 4 in vet nursing. So far it’s been predominately cats, dogs and birds with snippets of vague reptile stuff. I would assume cert 3 might be more inclusive of native animals....
     

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