If you love animals and are concerned about animal welfare, we can help you train for a rewarding career working with animals on a daily basis.

We offer a variety of animal studies courses which are Nationally-accredited, so you will be recognised wherever you work in the future.

Our training facilities include

  • a real-life veterinary clinic and dog grooming service
  • an equestrian centre
  • an animal house with reptiles and amphibians.

All of these resources enable you to learn in a real-world environment and develop hands-on, practical skills.


Skills Partnership Program

We seek selected workplaces to support practical work placements for our students. If you are an employer who is interested in becoming a Box Hill Institute Skills Partner then we would like to hear from you!

Find out more about our Skills Partnership Program.



Courtney Elliot, Certificate II in Equine Industry

Courtney Elliot - Certificate II in Equine Industry
Horses have been big part of Courtney’s life and when she saw Box Hill’s Certificate in Equine Industry course, she knew it was for her; a chance to help turn her passion into a career.

“Horses have been part of my life for over ten years. When I saw the course I thought what a great opportunity to learn more about what I love doing outside of school. I want to become a vet in the end.”

In reflecting on her course, Courtney feels she has grown enormously in lots of ways. “I have gained a lot more confidence in myself and my abilities, and the fact that I can help other people with their horses and put information across is much easier. It has also given me the foundations for my next course” says Courtney.

Courtney is now enrolled in a three year Animal and Vet BioScience course. On completion of this she plans to go on to a Doctorate of Vet Medicine, which is a four year course - so studying has become a significant part of Courtney’s life.

Ready for a career in Animal Studies? See our Animal Studies courses.