Advanced Certificate in Animal Care

Do you dream of making a difference in the lives of animals but feel unsure about where to start? The Advanced Certificate in Animal Care is your gateway to the exciting animal care industry.
Course Provider
Careers Collectiv
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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24/7 Course Access

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Upfront payment or flexible interest free payment plan options available from $25 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
This course is self-paced. The course will take approximately 400 hours to complete.
Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia.
Career Outcomes
  • Pet groomer
  • Animal trainer
  • Pet shop assistant
  • Animal shelter worker
  • Veterinary clinic worker
  • Animal breeder
  • Dog walking
  • Animal daycare worker
  • Animal hospital worker
  • Wildlife reserves, parks and zoo worker

Course Modules

1. Animal Health Care

  • Introduction to Animal Health Care
  • Common Health Problems in Farm Animals and Pets
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Signs of Ill Health
  • Veterinary Facilities
  • Safety Procedures
  • Administration of Animal Health
  • First Animal Aid
  • Preventive Health Care
  • Routine Health Treatments
  • Health Problems in Domestic Pets
  • Rehabilitation Care

2. Animal Behaviour

  • Introduction: Influences and Motivation
  • Genetics and Behaviour
  • Animal Perception and Behaviour
  • Behaviour and the Environment
  • Social Behaviour
  • Learning
  • Handling Animals
  • Behavioural Problems

3. Natural Animal Health Care

  • Introduction to Natural Animal Health Care
  • Signs of Ill Health
  • Natural Nutrition for Animals
  • Holistic Health Care - Treating Health Problems
  • Animal Diseases & Health Problems (Domestic Animals)
  • Animal Diseases & Health Problems (Livestock)
  • Natural Animal Health Care Case Study (PBL Project)

Elective Module: Select 1 Specialist Elective Module

  • Animal Grooming
  • Dog Psychology
  • Dog Care
  • Poultry
  • Pet Care
  • Aquarium Management
  • Aviculture (Bird Keeping)
  • Domestic Cat Care
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • 24/7 access to professional course tutor support.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • No course requirements or previous working experience necessary.
  • Lifetime access to the course.
Turn your love for animals into a meaningful career that makes a difference

Learn how to manage animal welfare and health for pets, wildlife or farm animals via distance education.

Animal care services provide several career opportunities for people wishing to make a positive difference in the welfare of pets, ranging from ‘on the ground’ jobs such as animal welfare inspectors or rescue officers to ‘behind the scenes’ jobs such as marketing and fundraising.

Many people who care about animals contemplate turning this passion into a career. Having a passion and love for animals is important, but if you are considering a career in Animal Care, education and experience will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in this industry.

The teachers

Careeers Collectiv only use teachers who are active in their specialised industry. Learn from people who have first-hand experience in their subject matter and current industry expertise. Staff come from varied backgrounds with teaching and vocational experience from universities and vocational colleges. Courses provide flexible options for different career pathways, self-improvement, professional development and general adult education.

Start working for the protection of animals

Reinforce your love of animals with a qualification and take that first step towards a career in the care and welfare of animals. Developed in response to industry demand, the Advanced Certificate in Animal Care will teach you the theory and practice of animal welfare - wildlife, pets and farm animals.

Receive a strong foundation with a module focused on animal health care to give you a head start with additional knowledge about common health problems, animal behaviours and other health topics that are typically found in a veterinary assistant’s course.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for students with no previous experience in animal care or animal welfare workers looking to upskill. It’s perfect for anyone passionate about animals, who want to learn the skills for career opportunities in the protection and wellbeing of domestic or wild animals.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Careers Collectiv

Careers Collectiv is a family-run online education provider offering a vast range of courses such as agriculture, animal studies, beauty, counselling, psychology, business and marketing. They offer the opportunities to learn the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the career you’re passionate about. With over a decade of experience in the online education sector, they are passionate about providing quality education, accessibility for everyone and the flexibility to work at your own pace and in your own time. Careers Collectiv offers a diverse range of online courses, from animal care and agriculture to business and fashion design. Their family-run platform provides flexible learning opportunities for various career paths, ensuring accessibility and quality education for everyone. Whether you're interested in equine studies, horticulture, or photography, Careers Collectiv caters to upskillers and passionate learners with courses developed by industry experts.
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