Professional experience in animal behaviour
At Macquarie we understand the importance of hands on experience in the industry of your dreams. Through Macquarie University's PACE program you can gain real-world experience well before you graduate.
Interested in the behaviour and health of animals? PACE provides opportunities for students interested in animal behaviour to gain unique professional experience working with animals in the field.
Previous students have worked as volunteer zookeepers at Taronga Zoo providing animal husbandry assistance in areas such as food preparation, cleaning and exhibit maintenance. Others have worked at Wildlife Sydney looking after the wellbeing of birds, mammals and reptiles, assisting with preparing birds for shows, monitoring animal health and possibly assisting keepers with capture and restraint of animals.
“It was an amazing experience to be able to transition what I had learned in the classroom to a real life context … I have been accepted into post-graduate Honours in Zoology next year in South Africa and hope to conduct a research study on captive lion behaviour.” – PACE alumna, Claire Burgess
The sky is the limit at Macquarie University. No matter what you decide to study, PACE has an opportunity available for you. Learn more about the opportunities available through PACE.