Box Hill Institute

Diploma of Animal Technology

ACM50119Box Hill Institute (RTO 4687)
Institution rating
18 monthsfull-time
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

This qualification is part of the Animal Care and Management Training Package. It 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. It is highly recommended that while undertaking this qualification, the learner should have access to an animal technology workplace through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

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of students felt this course had a positive impact on their career.
Roles related to this course: Animal Technician, Veterinary Nurse, Animal Attendant, Laboratory Technician, and 3 more.


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of Year 11 (or equivalent)

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Box Hill Campus - Elgar

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit Box Hill Institute's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit Box Hill Institute's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Box Hill Institute can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit Box Hill Institute's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Diploma of Animal Technology
Box Hill Institute
(4 reviews)

Published Aug 2018
Diploma of Animal TechnologyBox Hill Institute
Graduation date2012
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Before enrolment day we were told that the course we were enrolling for was called ‘Animal Care and Management’ but when we turned up to enrolled it was changed to ‘Animal Technology’ a lot of people left within the first few weeks. I stuck with it, the course was actually fantastic and I really enjoyed the two years, unfortunately I didn’t pass the course and when I tried to find out what I could do to complete the units, there wasn’t really much help other than starting again. Two of the girls I made friends with during the course have gone on to have some great careers from this course. Not sure if I would have enjoyed a job based around observation/research with mice though. I would still like to finish the course if that’s at all possible.
Published Jul 2018
Diploma of Animal TechnologyBox Hill Institute
Graduation date2014
Study modeBlended
Student review
The course isn't for everyone, especially for animal lovers. This is for people who want to focus on scientific studies and how they are processed and accomplished. There are plenty of opportunity to work at big companies such as Monash however it might not be suitable for some people.
Published May 2018
Diploma of Animal TechnologyBox Hill Institute
Graduation date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Overall I really enjoyed this course. The course content kept my interest and was delivered by some really wonderful teachers, who were always helpful and willing to give extra assistance when needed.

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Diploma of Animal TechnologyACM50119

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Diploma of Animal Technology