Certificate In Pet Care –  Vet Assistant

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Course Overview

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.

The Pet Care/Vet Assistant Certificate prepares you to work closely with Veterinarians to provide both routine and emergency care. This 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). Veterinary nurses have prospects all over Australia and New Zealand, including strong demand in regional areas. A career in this industry also offers plenty of part time opportunities with around half of all vet nurses employed on a part time basis.

Course Details


Certificate In Pet Care – Vet Assistant

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 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
Career Pathways
  • 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.

  • 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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