Certificate in Animal Care

Gain the Foundation skills and knowledge to provide the best care for Companion Animals

  • Whether you’re currently working with animals, looking to work with animals in the future, or simply love animals and want to provide them with the best care possible; this is the course for you.
  • Our companion animal care course is a great way to work toward your goals and improve your skills in caring for companion animals.
  • You will start off by studying the science behind how the body works; and then receive a broad understanding of the theory behind many the aspects of pet care, including diet, environment, hygiene, training, safe handling and recognising common health issues.
  • The course covers a variety of pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, rodents and fish.

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Key Benefits

  • Learning 100% online, at your own pace
  • Receive unlimited support from our experienced tutors
  • Learn about Animal Health Care

This course is designed for

  • People who want to work in animal care
  • Responsible pet owners
  • Anybody considering pursuing work in a veterinary clinic

Eden – Animal Care Tutor

Eden loves animals, and thought that The Career Academy would be the perfect place to help others grow their passion for animals as well. During her study at Unitec – Eden spent some time studying the fascinating behaviour of the baboons at Auckland Zoo. Fortunately, the other tutors at The Career Academy are both friendlier and better behaved, and she loves the community spirit around the office.

Of course, it’s the students that make it worth getting up in the morning. ‘It’s awesome when students add their own experiences to their assignments,’ and she especially loves to hear the stories about people’s pets.

When the last assignment is marked, Eden relaxes with horse riding and reading (but thankfully not at the same time).

Course summary

Assessments: 10 modules / 10 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

 

Duration: Approximately 14o hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

 

Start date: Get instant access within 1 business day.

 

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete

 

Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone

 

Course Level: 4

 

Course Pricing: $495  +GST

or from $25 a week on an interest free payment plan

Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s Animal Care graduates regularly start their own businesses or are employed by animal care businesses. On completion of this course, you can expect to hold job titles such as:

 

  • Animal welfare officer
  • Groomer
  • Pet Shop staff member
  • Vet assistant
  • Animal Trainer

Career Projections

The availability of animal care-related roles in New Zealand is expected to increase resulting in 150 job openings over the next 5 years.  The salary ranges for Animal Care related work is between $37,000 – $55,000 per year.

Sources: Pay Scale NZ, Careers.govt.nz

Our students say

★★★★★ “Very impressed with the course, it made a lot of sense. My tutor is always there whenever I need help!” Harriet Gregory

Following these modules

Introduction to Animal Care
Anatomy and Physiology
Husbandry of Dogs
Husbandry of Other Species

Common Diseases of Dogs
Common Diseases of Other Species
First Aid, Accidents and Emergencies
Handling and Safety
Veterinary Health Care and Procedures
Training and Behaviour

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Receive Unlimited Support From Experienced Professionals

Our tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. Students receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

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Eden (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)

I am finding the material in this course very helpful and most interesting. The best part is the positive feedback and support that I have received from my tutors Rachael and Eden. Can’t wait to study something new.

Joshua S

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Rachel (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)

Really enjoying my course. The feedback is great. My tutor Rachel is wonderful and always there if I need her. I'm working on my last assignment now and considering taking another course.

Sinead

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