Animal Studies

Courses include: Veterinary nursing; animal studies; equine studies; thoroughbred horse training; horse industry management.


Melbourne Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic

TAFE International Western Australia

TAFE New South Wales


TAFE International Western Australia regional campuses

Western Australia is Australia’s largest state and covers the entire Western third of the country. So, if you want to live and study in Western Australia, your choices are not restricted to Perth!

Studying outside of a big city can provide students with a unique opportunity to experience life in a close community while earning a qualification that will provide excellent future career options. 

TAFE Western Australia has seven regional campuses all around the state offering courses open to international students. The campuses are divided up by area:

Heather Newman

Studied Bachelor of Equine Studies at Melbourne Polytechnic

Heather turned her love of horses into a career through Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Equine Studies. A Melbourne Polytechnic study grant of A$12,000 led her to the United States to complete a short course in Advanced Equine Reproduction.

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Study veterinary nursing at TAFE Western Australia in Perth

Studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE Western Australia will help you to develop the professional skills you need to have a successful career as a veterinary nurse.  If you enjoy working with animals then this course will provide you with practical skills and knowledge that you will need to help veterinarians in the treatment and care of animals requiring medical and surgical attention.

Charlotte Jansson

Charlotte, 23, is from Sweden and studying a Bachelor in Equine Studies at NMIT

My name is Charlotte Jansson, I’m 23 years old. I’m from a small town in Sweden called Angelholm.

What program are you studying (and campus) and what is your goal in the future?

I’m doing the bachelor of Equine Studies at Epping. Horses have always been my passion. My goal for the future is to work within Equine nutrition.

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