University or TAFE placements:
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Aquarium offers the opportunity for tertiary students to complete a certain amount of hours in practical work placements within our business. Currently we are accepting students from selected Victorian tertiary institutions studying in fields including Education and Tourism. Places are limited and we run by a case by case basis. Please email melanie.costanzo@MelbourneAquariumaquarium.com.au to see if placements are available.
Animal Husbandry: 101 Program:
For those students studying Marine Biology, Zoology, Animal Biology or Conservation we recommend our Animal Husbandry: 101 program. This program is offered all year round and provides the opportunity to receive hands-on experience working along-side SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Aquarium aquarists. Activities include a Shark Dive in the 2.2 million litre Oceanarium, a one-on-one session with SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Aquarium’s Vet, animal behavioural training and husbandry assistance, animal enrichment activities, animal feeds and assisting with maintaining exhibits.
Costs start from $1299 for one week placement. For more information please contact our Bookings Officer on bookings@MelbourneAquariumaquarium.com.au
Veterinary Clinical Experience:
Applications for veterinary clinical experience are accepted for students undertaking their final year of veterinary school. Please send your academic transcript and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Availability is limited and advised to apply at least one year in advance.