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Certificate in

Reptile Zoology

Course Overview


Payment Plan

This course can be paid off through an interest-free payment plan of between $25 – $35 per week. Alternatively, this course qualifies for a discount for upfront payment.



This course is made up of 2 subjects and 15 units of study. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 200 hours of study.



Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.



This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.



Access to your course online 24/7, allowing you to study when it suits your schedule. When you are ready to learn, the learning management system is ready to teach.

Do you have a passion for wildlife? Are you one of those individuals that finds snakes and lizards fascinating?

Then look no further and welcome to our Reptile Zoology course! Here in New Zealand we are very lucky to have a beautiful variety of native reptiles and amphibians.

In this course, you will learn all about snakes, frogs, crocs and more! Learn about their biology, anatomy, general healthcare and habitats. The course also includes general zoo keeping units including captive husbandry and safe animal handling/care.

This course is a wonderful starting place for someone looking at a career in working with these animals! Start with our course, get into the industry and then perhaps even make the jump into University when you are ready!

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Course Outline

Subject 1 – Zoo Husbandry

Zoos Today
Zoo Design
Zoo Management
OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety)
Animal Behaviour
Enrichment Programs
Breeding Program Management
Human/Animal Relationships

Subject 2 – Herpetology

Introduction to Herpetology
Anatomy and physiology of Amphibians
Anatomy and Physiology of Reptiles
Ecology and Environmental Needs of Amphibians and Reptiles
Australian Standards, Regulations and Obligations for Keeping Amphibians and Reptiles in Captivity
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