Certificate in Animal Care

Love animals? Get certified with our online Certificate in Animal Care. Learn to care for all types of animals and manage their health, with opportunities in pet stores, shelters, veterinary facilities, and more.
Course Provider
(RTO 22557)
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Upfront Payment or a Flexible Payment Plan starting from $33 per week

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Enjoy the flexibility of online learning with 12 months of access time to complete your course.
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated tutor support.
Career Outcomes
  • Animal Shelter Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Animal Technician
  • Pet Boarding / Kennel Assistant
  • Wildlife Shelter Assistant or Ranger
  • Pet Shop Assistant
  • Professional Pet-Minder
Course Modules
  1. Introduction to Animal Care
  2. Cats
  3. Dogs
  4. Birds
  5. Fish
  6. Rabbits
  7. Reptiles and Amphibians
  8. Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, and Mice
  9. Introduction to Animal Health Care
  10. Common Health Problems in Farm Animals and Pets
  11. Animal Behaviour
  12. Signs of III-Health
  13. Veterinary Facilities
  14. Safety Procedures
  15. Administration of Animal Health
  16. Animal First Aid
  17. Preventive Health Care
  18. Routine Health Treatments
  19. Health Problems in Domestic Pets
  20. Rehabilitation Care
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion, a Statement of Attainment for each module completed and an Academic Transcript.
  • 5-day satisfaction guarantee.
Why this course?

Designed for anyone who works or cares for animals, from domestic animals at home, to wildlife and farm animals, or in the pet care industry. You will learn about animal health care and basic veterinarian procedures, disease prevention and animal first aid. The course will also deliver a comprehensive introduction into pets and how to care for them, from dogs and cats, to guinea pigs, mice, rabbits and more.

Who will this course interest?

This course is a beginner level course and for some people, will help them look after their own animals better; but for others, it may be the starting point for a business or career working with companion animals.


You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

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

About the Course Provider


Careerhouse offers online, industry-relevant short courses. They carefully select and partner with industry leading educators and learning institutions to make relevant, practical and interactive courses available online. Whether you’re looking to upskill, transition to a new industry, start your own business or take your hobby to the next level, Careerhouse can help get you there.
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