Skip to main content

Year 9 - Tertiary: Animal husbandry

Achieve unique learning outcomes in animal husbandry through our hands-on approach! 

This program consists of two core and two elective units. 

Core units:

Program introduction (30 minutes)

  • Learn about Myuna Farm and the variety of animals on site. 
  • Meet the animal husbandry team, discuss background and career progression. 
  • OHS and PPE relevant to key animal husbandry tasks.  

Nutrition of farm mammals (1.5 hour)

  • Discuss the various diets and digestive systems of farm mammals, including:
    • ruminant
    • semi-ruminant
    • monogastric 
  •  explore feeding processes and supplements. 
  • Prepare and deliver animal feeds for the different types of farm animals discussed.

Incorporates sustainable work practices.

Select two of the following four units  

Paddocks – large mammal husbandry (45 minutes)

Animal focus: goats, alpacas or sheep

  • Preparing and delivering environmental enrichment items
  • Mustering and restraining
  • Hoof trimming pending seasonal availability 
  • Health check
  • Medical treatments depending on seasonal requirements  
  • Equipment examination and exploration of key livestock tools (OHS considerations also included) 

Small mammal husbandry (45 minutes)

Animal focus: rabbits and guinea pigs

  • General care
  • Handling techniques
  • Feeding
  • Environmental enrichment
  • Grooming
  • Nail clipping
  • Sexing
  • Worming
  • Delousing
  • Incorporates sustainable work practices.

Farm nursery – large mammal husbandry (45 minutes)

Animal focus: goats, lambs, kids, crias, calves (depending on seasonal availability)

  • Examining lactation cycle
  • Practicing goat milking
  • Restraining techniques for nursery animals
  • Health assessments of nursery animals (age/dentition, coat, sexing, weighing, heart rates and temperature).
  • Sustainability features of the farm nursery identified and incorporated into activity.

Poultry health and care (45 minutes)

Animal Focus: Chickens and Ducks.

  • Pen maintenance – Cleaning and hygiene 
  • Poultry health checks
  • Providing external parasite treatment 
  • Providing feed and enrichment 
  • Sustainability features incorporated


The program generally runs from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. Start and finish times can be flexible, depending on group needs.


  • GST-free for secondary schools
  • $30 per student
  • Teachers are free

A minimum of 15 students required and a maximum of 30 per day.


Booking enquiries can be made via the online booking form. Or if you have questions, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling 9706 9944.

Have you found the information you were looking for?