Certificate In Animal Care

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Course Overview

The Animal Care Certificate is perfect for anyone wanting to explore careers working with animals and taking care of them. It is an entry level course to prepare you for employment such as an animal care attendant, boarding kennels, pet sitting businesses, a cattery, animal rescue shelter or pet shop.

Students will learn about the day-to-day duties of working with animals, providing first aid, health care, feeding them & basic veterinarian procedures. There are no prerequisites for this course and students will have the ability to learn from the ground up by undertaking occupational health and safety, learning about animal behaviours and studying the bond humans have with animals.

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

The Animal Care Certificate will also deliver a comprehensive introduction into pet care and taking care of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, mice, rabbits and much more.

If you have a passion for looking after animals and wanting to start a new career then The Animal Care Certificate is a great starting point!

Course Details


Certificate In Animal Care


Course Duration

150 hours of study from start to finish 

Tutor Support

Monday to Saturday via email or phone contact 

Study Mode

100% Online

Start Date

Enrol anytime

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 
Career Pathways
  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Animal Attendant 
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Animal Carer
  • Animal refuges and welfare organisations 
  • Pet shop employee of business owner
  • Animal Breeder
  • Animal accomodation facilities (e.g. kennels and catteries)
Course Features
  • All course material is provided for students and included within the course fees.

  • Network with other likeminded students in our interactive online learning platform.

  • 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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