Animal and Laboratory Science
Gain the skills required to work with animals in a variety of settings, or in scientific laboratories.
Our qualifications in science provide an excellent foundation for careers in science, technology and human/animal health.
Courses have a strong emphasis on practical work, and clinical/work placements are a key feature. Your learning will be guided by tutors with diverse skill sets and extensive industry experience and connections.
Our Science facilities are located at our City campus in Christchurch.
We offer a range of hands-on, industry-relevant programmes in: animal science and laboratory science.
Our science laboratories are appointed with the same equipment you’ll use in the workplace.
- Advanced instrumentation for chemical analysis
We work closely with businesses and organisations to ensure our programmes will equip you with the skills employers need. These relationships also enable us to facilitate work experience opportunities.
You can be confident that a qualification from Ara gives employers a clear signal that you have the skills, knowledge and practical experience needed to be effective in the workplace from day one.
If you think you may require modifications in order to undertake the practical components of a particular course of study, we encourage you to discuss these with us so we can give them careful consideration.
As it may take time to consider and implement any modifications, please contact email@example.com as early as possible prior to the course starting. We’ll also need to check that there’s no risk of harm to you or anyone else before making a final decision.
Throughout this process we’ll communicate with you in a clear and timely manner.
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New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6)
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Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Technology
Expand on your science knowledge and skills for a career as a laboratory technician.
To enable students to apply instrumental techniques into the context of a chemistry laboratory accredited to international quality standards.