Certificate in Vet 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
(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
  • 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 materials and course notes.
  • One-on-one tutor and a student support advisor available via phone or email.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion, a Statement of Attainment for each module completed, and an Academic Transcript.
  • Students can unlock access to LinkedIn Learning, which offers over 10,000 on-demand courses to learn more and achieve success.
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.


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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