Certificate in pet care/vet assistant
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Pet Care/Vet Assistant

Are you an absolute Pet lover? Do you love caring for animals? Looking for a new career change?

The Pet Care/Vet Assistant Certificate is a great opportunity for you open up doors in the animal industry.


Certificate in pet care/vet assistant


Certificate in Pet Care/Vet Assistant



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CERTIFICATE IN Pet Care/Vet Assistant

Course Overview

The Pet Care/Vet Assistant Certificate prepares you to work closely with Veterinarians to provide both routine and emergency care. This online short course provides you the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of different roles in the industry. You may perform tasks such as feeding animals, monitoring their weight, cleaning their cages, administering medications, and nursing the animal after procedures. This online course offers you the different critical skill sets and competencies to become a confident and effective support worker in animal care.

There has never been a better time to work in the vet nursing industry. According to the Government’s JobOutlook website there is strong growth with around 9,000 job openings over the next 5 years (that’s about 1,800 a year). Studying our online short course is a perfect beginner course for those wanting to start a career in animal care.

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Course Units
Module 1 
  • Animal Healthcare
  • Faculities Administration and Management 
  • Occupational Health and Safety – OH&S
  • Signs of Poor Health 
  • Common Diseases 
  • Common Treatments 
  • Common Pet Issues 
  • Animal Behaviour 
  • Rehabilitation 
Module 2 
  • Introduction to Diseases
  • Bacterial Diseases 
  • Fingal Diseases (Mycoses)
  • Parasitological Conditions 
  • Metabolic & Nutritional Conditions 
  • Poisoning 
  • Other Common Disorders and Conidtions 
  • Common Disease Indicators 
  • Disease Investigation 
  • Sampling
Who might be interested in this course?
  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Animal Attendant
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Animal Carer
  • Employment at a cattery, kennel, pet shop or specialist pet service
  • Animal refuges and welfare organisations
  • Pet shop employee or business owner
  • Animal breeder
  • Animal accommodation facilities (e.g. kennels and catteries)
  • Wildlife reserves, parks and zoos
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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