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Qualification - Associate Diploma in Zoology

Course CodeVEN208
Fee CodeAS
Duration (approx)1500 hours
QualificationAssociate Diploma

Learn Zoological Science

A unique qualification for a career with Animals

 

 

Who would this course appeal to?

The study of zoology is appealing for those who are interested in the natural world with a special interest in animals. If you are interested in studying, breeding, managing or caring for animals, then this course may be well-suited for you. If you are mathematical and scientific; if you are interested in carrying out research; if you are attracted to working in a field environment… then the study of zoology is appropriate for you. 

 

About the course

Take the next step towards working for animals with a professional level course of training in zoology.
 
This course is the equivalent to two years of full time study at colleges offering associate diplomas; however, under our system you may fast track it or take it slow. Some may complete it in one year, while others may take many years to finish the course. If you wish to achieve career success in this industry, a substantial course (around 1500 hrs or more) together with experience (initially most would gain experience as a volunteer), is what is needed to optimise your opportunities.

 

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Associate Diploma in Zoology.
 Animal Biology (Animal Husbandry I) BAG101
 Biochemistry I (Animal) BSC103
 Ornithology BEN102
 Research Project I BGN102
 Vertebrate Zoology BEN104
 Animal Behaviour BAG203
 Genetics BSC207
 Invertebrate Animals BEN218
 Technical Writing (Advanced) BWR301
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 5 of the following 14 modules.
 Introduction To Ecology BEN101
 Marine Biology I BEN103
 Animal Welfare BAG224
 Biochemistry II (Plant and Animal) BSC203
 Carnivore Zoology BEN219
 Herpetology BEN209
 Marine Studies II BEN203
 Microbiology BSC209
 Primates BEN210
 Wildlife Conservation BEN206
 Biochemistry III (Animal Processes) BSC303
 Ecotourism Tour Guide Course BTR301
 Environmental Assessment BEN301
 Statistics BSC304
 

Note that each module in the Qualification - Associate Diploma in Zoology is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Benefits of this course

The field of zoology is dynamic, complex and competitive.  Success in this area is largely dependent on your attitude and quality background knowledge.   A background in zoology may be applied to a wide range of jobs, therefore the paths towards your future career are diverse.  You can direct your studies to your current area of expertise, or chose a new direction for yourself.  You can also make your diploma as focused or as broad as you need it to be. 

This course is different to many others, because it goes well beyond just teaching you basic knowledge.  It is an "experiential based" learning program; designed to get you involved with a variety of zoological professionals, while exploring the nature and scope of zoology. This networking will provide the basis for ongoing success you need to become "connected" and remain "connected", so that you see and adapt to changes as your career moves forward.

 

Where can this course lead?

With a zoological background, you may find work in the following areas:

  • Government Departments (e.g. Environment and Conservation; Agriculture; Water; Planning; Local Council; Environmental Regulation and Legislation)
  • Universities
  • Environmental Consultancy organisations
  • Research organisations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Environmental Resources
  • Agriculture
  • Museums
  • Zoos and Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • National Parks
  • Conservation and Wildlife Management organisations
  • Animal breeding and genetics 
  • Biotechnology
  • Education

 

Careers in Zoology include:

  • Park Ranger
  • Conservation Officer
  • Researcher
  • Life Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Officer
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Museum curator
  • Animal Attendant
  • Teacher