Work with animals and plants, on the land or in the lab

We face a growing need for the sustainable management of our environment. This has driven biotech innovations in agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture and animal welfare. Environmentally sustainable industries provide opportunities in environmental consulting, ecosystem management, and services to agriculture, fisheries and water technologies. TAFE SA primary industries and science qualifications can lead to careers in animal or veterinary care, laboratory technology, the wool industry, or conservation and natural resource management.

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Veterinary and Applied Science Centre

The Veterinary and Applied Science Centre (VASC) is the only facility in South Australia that provides vocational training for the applied sciences, biotechnology, veterinary nursing and animal industries. Its facilities include:

  • full-function veterinary clinic including reception area, surgery and radiology suite
  • pathology demonstration theatre with CCTV monitors
  • biomedical research and production facilities
  • environmental testing laboratories
  • Physical Containment Level 2 (PC2) laboratories for microbiology, histology, molecular biology, tissue culture and chemistry
  • Physical Containment Level 3 (PC3) laboratory for biotechnology and biosecurity
  • animal holding and grooming facilities

360 Degrees: Laboratory Facilities

Take a look inside the world of a scientist. Click on the image for a 360-degree view of laboratory facilities and learn what it's like to undergo practical training at TAFE SA. (Note: this component requires Flash support).