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Love animals? Want to play your part in protecting precious species? Our zoology courses could help to make your dream job a reality.

Developed in conjunction with senior professionals in animal care, these learning programmes will advance your career by providing you with key knowledge and skills in this diverse and rewarding industry.

Explore our course breakdown below or enroll now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enroll in our zoology courses, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Animal Breeding
    • Genetics
    • Cross Breeding
    • Pure Breeding
    2Diseases and Diagnoses
    • Testing
    • Types of Diseases
    • How Diseases are Diagnosed
    3Vertebrate Zoology
    • Animal classification
    • The Animal Kingdom
    • Animal Characteristics
    4Animal Behaviour & Psychology
    • Social Behaviour
    • Instinct
    • Training
    • Handling
    5Animal Health Care
    • Health Care Facilities
    • Common Health Issue
    • Detection
    • First Aid
    • Rehab
    6Zoo Keeping
    • Animal Enclosures and Holding Facilities
    • Husbandry
    • Working in a Zoo
  • How Will You Benefit?


    There are many benefits associated with studying our online zookeeper courses. For example, you will:

    • Fast track your career in animal care
    • Access learning materials designed by highly skilled and experienced animal care professionals
    • Decide on your own learning schedule, allowing you to fit your studies around existing commitments
    • Have a personal tutor who will be available to answer your questions and provide advice
    • Save time and money by not having to attend a zookeeper course in person
    • Pay upfront to secure a 10% discount on your fee, or choose our interest-free weekly payment plan

    Discover the benefits for yourself by enrolling in our zoology course today!

  • Career Prospects


    Working with animals is a popular career choice. Our zookeeper training is designed to give you a competitive advantage in this field, helping you to secure the jobs or further training you want.  

    Animal care is a hugely varied and growing profession, with a wide range of opportunities available. Graduating from our zoology course will help you to take advantage of these opportunities and forge an interesting, rewarding career path.

    What does a zookeeper do?

    Zookeepers work at zoos or wildlife parks and their tasks can include preparing food for and feeding animals, cleaning enclosures, monitoring conditions such as humidity and temperature, and checking enclosures for signs of damage. This work also often involves observing animals for signs of illness or distress, keeping welfare records, running education workshops and giving talks to visitors.

    What other roles are available?

    This animal care course can also advance your career in other areas. For example, it can benefit you if you wish to work as a veterinary assistant or wildlife officer, or if you would like a role at an animal impound centre, animal protection agency (such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), pet day care business or animal hospital.

  • Course Levels Explained

    Executive Diploma

    Our course leads to the awarding of an Executive Diploma. This qualification recognizes the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions.

    Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into our zoology course.

    If you have a passion for animal care, simply enroll in this training programme today.

  • Course Length

    Students typically complete this course within:

    Diploma Level31 weeks

    The beauty of this ICI course, however, is that you can take it at your own pace. You decide when to submit assignments and take assessments.

    If you would like to complete our online zoology course as soon as possible, you can fast track it and graduate in a matter of months. Or you can take up to three years. The choice is yours.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    The whole of our zoology course is conducted online through distance learning, which is also known as correspondence learning. This approach gives you the chance to fit your studies around commitments such as employment and family life. Simply work through the material whenever you wish, wherever you are in the world. You’ll have access to a personal tutor for feedback and support throughout.

    This course has been designed to be relevant and interesting, making it easy to engage with the material. And because it is carried out remotely, you don’t have to worry about the cost and hassle of attending lessons in person.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    Our zoology course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

    Like all ICI courses, it focuses on providing key practical skills and insights – taking you far beyond the theory. Written and delivered by animal care professionals, this training programme will help you to thrive in this industry.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working in animal and veterinary care? This course is for you. It gives you the chance to build on your existing knowledge and skills, update your expertise and enhance your professional development. It is one of the most practical steps you can take to advance your career and secure promotions and better paid positions.

    You can claim the fees of our zoology course as a tax deduction as long as the training programme is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our zoology courses are included in the course fee. When you enroll, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all your course and career questions and provide guidance.

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:what-do-iget-img2

    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your completion of studies and qualifications
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (For example: John Smith, EDipZoo)
    • Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme.
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 6th October 2023 is the next enrollment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrollment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enroll today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enroll Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career in animal care – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enroll, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrollment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrollment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enroll in a program, simply complete the online enrollment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrollment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrollment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.