Certificate in Veterinary Assistance

Enroll in the Certificate in Veterinary Assistance to fast-track your career working with animals. Learn animal healthcare, behaviors, and procedures for roles like veterinary assistant, animal technician, and wildlife park attendant.
Course Provider
Careerhouse
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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Self-Paced

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Upfront Payment with a discount or an Interest-Free Payment Plan starting from $26 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Duration
Enjoy the flexibility of online learning with 12 months of access time to complete your course.
Delivery
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated tutor support.
Career Outcomes
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Pet Industry Professional
  • Animal Accommodation Facilities (e.g. Kennels, Catteries etc)
  • Wildlife Reserves, Parks, and Zoos
  • Animal Science Student
  • Animal Technician
  • Animal Rescue Service Staff
Course Modules

1. Animal Healthcare

  • 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
  • Animal First Aid
  • Preventive Health Care
  • Routine Health Treatments
  • Health Problems in Domestic Pets
  • Rehabilitation Care

2. Diseases in Animals

  • How Animal Diseases are Diagnosed 
  • Diagnostic Testing 
  • Viral Diseases  
  • Bacteria and Fungal Diseases 
  • Parasitological Conditions 
  • Metabolic and Nutritional Conditions 
  • Poisoning 
  • Common disorders that result from 
  • poisoning or toxins 
  • Inherited Conditions (Genetic Disorders) 
  • Other Conditions and Disorders 
  • Research Project
  • (Evaluate symptoms of ill-health or disease displayed by a set of animals, and go through the process of identifying the problem and deciding on a course of treatment)
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study and course materials.
  • 24/7 online access to the course learning portal to study when you want.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days per week.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
  • 12 months total access to the course materials allowing you to self-pace your study.
  • Upon enrolment unlock access to LinkedIn Learning which offers over 10,000 on-demand courses to help you learn and achieve success.
  • 5-day satisfaction guarantee.
Course Accreditation

International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC) Endorsed

Career House is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises quality and excellence in education providers in tertiary education.

Assessments

Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.

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.

Payment Options

You can choose either an interest-free weekly payment plan starting from just $26 per week or you can pay the course fees upfront, with a substantial discount. 

To get the total course cost you’ll need to talk to Career House’s course advisors as pricing is based on the payment option selected, qualification type, your individual study requirements, course options and additions and current promotions. 

Course Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend printed information in English. You must be able to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.

Who will this course interest?

This course is a beginner level course and may be of interest to people to:

› Pet owners

› Pet Industry professionals (eg. Staff in pet shops, breeders, trainers, groomers, etc)

› Veterinary Assistants

› Animal Science Students

› Anyone else working with animals, from farmers to animal rescue service staff.

If you have a specific job in mind, it is important that you research exactly what is required before enrolling in a course. Different roles will require different skills, qualifications and recognition. If you are unsure, one of our course advisors will be able to help you with this.

Assessment

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

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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