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Diploma of Animal Technology, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Adelaide, Australia
The Diploma of Animal Technology course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work effectively in all aspects of caring for animals in a scientific, research or teaching organisation.
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Employment Outcomes

This is the industry qualification for persons aiming to operate at a senior or managerial level and undertaking animal technology functions within a biomedical research or production environment. Job role titles covered by this qualification may include animal technology manager, faculty manager, animal technologist, animal house manager, supervising animal technician.

Qualifications and Skills Covered

This qualification provides skills in containment and exclusion, anaesthesia, non-surgical procedures, compliance, animal health and wellbeing, enrichment, nutritional requirements, simple breeding procedures and workplace safety. To complete this qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 8 elective units.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Carry out institution containment and exclusion procedures
  • Carry out simple breeding procedures
  • Conduct euthanasia of research animals
  • Conduct non-surgical procedures on animals
  • Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • Manage and maintain the health of research animals
  • Manage compliance in animal technology
  • Manage occupational health and safety processes
  • Perform aseptic techniques
  • Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
  • Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animals
  • Process and interpret data
  • Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
  • Provide enrichment for animals
  • Work within an animal technology facility

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 097483G

  • Satisfactory demonstration of reading, writing and numeracy skills by undertaking the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA)

  • You must be working in a related industry and provide evidence of this when you enrol

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15420 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15425 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15420 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15425 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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