Working with animals A love of animals is essential to work at RSPCA WA, but so are skills, experience and knowledge. Many of the animals that come into our care have been treated poorly by people, and require specialist skills to ensure the best opportunity for rehabilitation. In addition to role-specific requirements, experience and qualifications in animal studies are essential if you want to work with animals. Animal Studies courses are available through North Metropolitan TAFE, South Metropolitan TAFE and Central Regional TAFE colleges, as well as private education providers such as Applied Vocational Training, who work closely with RSPCA WA on some of their courses. If you'd like to gain work experience working with animals, please visit our volunteer information page.