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Certificate in

Animal Care

Course Overview


Payment Plan

This course can be paid off through an interest-free payment plan of between $25 – $35 per week. Alternatively, this course qualifies for a discount for upfront payment.



This course is made up of 2 subjects and 18 units of study. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 200 hours of study.



Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.



This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.



Access to your course online 24/7, allowing you to study when it suits your schedule. When you are ready to learn, the learning management system is ready to teach.

New Zealand’s animal industry is huge! Our certificate in Animal Care is perfect for those students interested in this popular industry and who are looking to start work in an organisation such as an animal daycare business, animal grooming business, dog walking business. The list goes on!

Being one of the more comprehensive Animal Care courses online, this course has been specifically designed from the ground up by industry professionals. Each unit has been created to help you develop a strong understanding of the industry, elevating your expertise above others looking to succeed in this highly competitive industry.

This Animal Care certificate will give you the confidence to not only secure an interview for those sought-after jobs but will also help you to impress your future employers with your Animal Care knowledge.

Discover this education and step forward with confidence in setting up your own Animal Care business, or show off your expertise to your customers and reassure them that you are the best person to look after their furry friend.

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Course Outline

Subject 1 – Animal Healthcare

  • Animal Healthcare
  • Faculties Administration & Management
  • Occupational Health and safety – OH&S
  • Signs of Poor Health
  • Common Diseases
  • Common Treatments
  • Common Pet Issues
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Rehabilitation

Subect 2 – Pet Selection and Care

  • Pet Selection
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Fish
  • Rabbits
  • Guinea Pigs & Mice
  • Birds
  • Environmental Concerns
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