Courses and training

Universities and TAFE courses relevant to wildlife conservation and ecotourism


TAFE – Brisbane

  • Certificate III in Animal Studies. Includes native wildlife rescue, care and rehabilitation
    Program content includes rescuing animals and applying basic first aid, capture and restraint, providing nutritional requirements for various wildlife and monitoring animal health and wellbeing.

Griffith University

  • Bachelor of Science (Gold Coast campus) majoring in ecotourism

University of Queensland

  • Associate Degree in Applied Science (Gatton campus) the wilderness reserves and wildlife option covers the management of national or marine parks, conservation or recreation areas, or nature reserves.
  • Tourism and Travel Management online course – leading tourism practitioners and researchers offer inside perspectives on this dynamic and growing industry. See



Southern Cross University, Lismore

  • Bachelor of Environmental Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Coastal Management, Environmental Resource Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management) – includes topics relevant to natural area management and environmental education

Charles Sturt University (also Qld, ACT and Vic campuses)

  • Graduate Diploma of Ecotourism
  • Graduate Certificate in Ecotourism
  • Master of Ecotourism

University of Sydney

  • Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Taronga Wildlife Conservation

Macquarie University

  • Graduate Diploma of Conservation Biology



La Trobe University

  • Bachelor of Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)



University of Adelaide

  • Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation Biology)



Edith Cowan University

  • Bachelor of Science (Conservation and Wildlife Biology)

Murdoch University

  • Bachelor of Science (Conservation and Wildlife Biology)
  • Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation


Eco Training Australia

  • Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)
  • Certificate III in Tourism (Guiding)

Visit their site to find out about the new Kakadu training, and free courses for Tasmanian residents


Tourism and International Cooperation for Development – University Course

This intensive course trains university graduates and professions in subject areas related to international cooperation and development through tourism.
Course runs 19th August to 17 October 2013 in Washington, USA. This is definitely worthy of consideration. Click here for more info.


How to Become a Zookeeper

There is some great information here on this page from South Australia zoos:


Other great courses:


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