Working with animals is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. If you’ve had a passion for our four-legged friends since most of them were bigger than you, you’ll understand that the bond people have with their pets is huge. Working with animals is not only fulfilling, it can also offer flexible career paths and a great work-life balance.
If your calling is to work in a job with pets, you do need to work towards a proper qualification and study Animal Courses that will give you the skills you need. There's never been a better time to get started in this industry, as the animal care industry in Australia has been predicted by the government to be set for strong growth over the next few years, with a growing demand for all kinds of specialisms, from exotic animal handling to animal psychologists and of course Veterinarians.
For those keen on diving into the world of animal photography or simply enhancing their understanding of animals through visual representation, exploring photography courses in Australia can be a beneficial addition. These courses provide insights into capturing the essence of animals, ensuring their natural behavior and beauty are highlighted in every shot.
Take a look below at just a small selection of the Animal Courses you could study with us to get you started on the road to a dream job working with animals.
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Dog Psychology & Training Certificate
If four-legged friends are your favorite type of animals to work with, then studying canine behavior and psychology could pave the way to a career working with these beautiful, loyal animals. By enrolling in comprehensive Dog Training Courses, all the foundations of dog training techniques will be explored, ensuring that whether you aim to run a doggy daycare, train working dogs, or set up as a dog behavior specialist, you’ll acquire all the skills you need. Sign up now, and a career path working with dogs could be right on course.
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Animal Grooming Certificate
Another career path working with dogs could be working towards opening your own parlour or mobile dog grooming businesses. By undertaking dog grooming courses and completing an Animal Grooming Certificate, you'll not only master canine styling but also learn how to care for a variety of other animals, including exotics and show animals – a skill set that is sure to put your grooming business in first place every time.
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Certificate in Bird Care
If feathered friends are the ones that really make your heart sing, then studying for a Certificate in Bird Care can wing you on your way to a career you’ll really love.
In a course designed by leading industry experts, you’ll learn everything from housing birds to their feeding and nutritional needs, their behavior and biology, breeding, managing their health and how to make a sustainable career in the avian healthcare industry. There’s no better set up for a career working closely with birds.
Certificate in Carnivore Zoology
Of course, it’s not all about domestic pets; some careers in the field can also entail working with large animals. If you love big cats, bears, and even large aquatic carnivores like sharks, this course will immerse you in all aspects of apex predator life. As a budding zoologist, you'll delve into their health, behavior, reproduction, and nutrition. You'll have the chance to study these fascinating creatures and cover all the practical aspects of their care, such as enclosure design and maintenance, and operating safely around these potentially dangerous animals.
This course can lead you into a career working with large predators in a zoo setting or in the wild, enabling you to fulfill a lifelong dream before you know it.
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Certificate In Wildlife Veterinary Assistance
Passionate about preserving animals out in their natural habitat? This qualification, which includes wildlife courses, will give you all the theoretical knowledge you need to practice wildlife care. From assisting with recovery programs for protected species to conservation of the environment, and animal behavior and first aid programs, including elements such as marine studies and marine conservation. There are so many exciting careers open to you when you complete this qualification.
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Whatever your ambitions to develop a career working with animals, we have a course to get you there.
For those who are keen to explore diverse areas beyond animal care, or perhaps complement their animal studies with other disciplines, there are numerous short online courses in Australia available. Whether you're interested in health administration courses, business, photography, or technology, these courses can be a valuable addition, enhancing your skills and offering broader career opportunities.