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TAFE NSW Introduces Certificate III in Pet Services to Nine Campuses | Manning River Hours

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The Taree TAFE campus is one of nine campuses in the state offering a course to train qualified animal service workers. TAFE NSW introduced Certificate III in pet services to meet growing industry demand after an explosion in the number of pet owners during COVID-19. The pet population of 29 million animals in Australia is now larger than its human population. TAFE NSW Animal Care and Management Team Leader Gary Zohrab said there is a unique opportunity for animal lovers to take advantage of the increased employment opportunities in the industry. Whether you are looking to start your career or expand your skillset to get the job you want, TAFE NSW offers a variety of courses that give students the out-of-the-box skills to work in various areas of animal care. “” There is a growing need for workers in the animal service sector throughout the NSW region, from pet grooming assistants and veterinary clinics to workers in kennels, catteries and pounds. municipal, ”Zohrab said. Mikala Thornton is studying Certificate III in Companion Animal Services and has always had a love for animals. Ms. Thornton is particularly passionate about animals that have been abused, neglected or in need of relocation. “TAFE NSW has put me on the right track and will give me the qualifications and skills I need to get the job of my dreams,” said Ms Thornton. The course is also offered at TAFE NSW Gosford, Kurri Kurri, Dubbo, Wauchope, Grafton, Coffs Harbor, Wollongbar and Kingscliff. The Certificate III in Companion Animal Services is a fully government funded JobTrainer course. For more information visit or call 131 601.