certificate in animal care
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Animal Care

The Certificate in Animal Care is perfect for anyone that wants to explore careers working with and taking care of animals. It’s an entry level course to prepare you for employment in the animal care industry, such as being an animal care attendant, working in boarding kennels, running your own pet sitting business, or working in a cattery, animal rescue shelter or pet shop. It aims to give you the knowledge and skills you’ll need to reach your goal of working with animals.

certificate in animal care


Certificate in Animal Care



150 hours of study from start to finish

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Course Overview

During this animal care course you’ll learn about the day-to-day duties of working with animals, providing first aid, health care, feeding them and basic veterinarian procedures.

There are no study or work prerequisites to undertake the Animal Care Certificate. Students will have the opportunity to learn from the ground up, covering occupational health and safety and learning about animal behaviours and the bond humans have with animals.

This qualification is ideal for anyone who cares for animals, from your furry friend at home or saving wildlife to looking after farm animals, even if you simply want to know more about the pet care industry.

The Animal Care Certificate will also give you comprehensive introduction into animal studies, pet care, taking care of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, mice, rabbits and much more. It also covers faculties administration and management.

If you have a passion for looking after animals and want to build your knowledge to start a new career this animal course is the perfect starting point to get a feel for the industry before considering a longer format course such as a Certificate II or III. 

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Course Units
Module 1 
  • Animal Health Care
  • Faculties Administration and management  
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Signs of Poor Health 
  • Common Diseases 
  • Treatments 
  • Common Pet Issues
  • Animal Behaviour 
  • Rehabilitation 
Module 2 
  • Pet Selection 
  • Dog
  • Cats
  • Guinea Pigs and Mice 
  • Reptiles & Amphibians  
  • Fish
  • Birds
  • Environmental Concerns 
Who might be interested in this course?
  • Veterinarian Assistants
  • Animal Attendants
  • Animal Welfare Officers
  • Animal Carers
  • Animal refuges and welfare organisations
  • Pet shop employee or business owners
  • Pet sitting business
  • Animal Breeders
  • Working in animal accommodation facilities (like kennels and catteries, or even animal daycare)

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Course Features
  • All course material is provided for students and included within the course fees.
  • Graduate with an official certificate recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • Receive an academic transcript of all the units completed.
  • A letter of recommendation for any current or future employer.
  • Assistance in either setting up a LinkedIn profile or CV/Cover letters.
  • A three-day cooling off period to ensure you’re happy with the course of your choice.
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