Certificate in Animal Care
Gain the Foundation skills and knowledge to provide the best care for Companion Animals
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Why Choose Us?
- Learning 100% online, at your own pace
- Receive unlimited support from our experienced tutors
- Learn about Animal Health Care
- We donate to the RSPCA for every student who completes this course
This course is designed for
- People who want to work in animal care
- Responsible pet owners
- Anybody considering pursuing work in a veterinary clinic
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
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
Handling and Safety
Veterinary Health Care and Procedures
Training and Behaviour
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
- Pet Shop staff member
- Vet assistant
- Animal Trainer
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
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).
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.
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.
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.