Certificate in Animal Care

Fast track your future career in animal care with the Animal Studies Certificate online course. This course is the ideal vantage point for anybody wanting a career working with animals.
Course Provider
My Learning Online
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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24/7 Course Access

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Flexible Payment Plans

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
This course contains 200 hours of study time.
100% Online
Career Outcomes
  • Pet store employee
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Daycare worker for companion animals
  • Animal welfare officer
  • Animal Care Attendant
Course Modules

Animal Healthcare

  1. Animal Welfare – Duty of Care
  2. Faculties Administration and Management
  3. Occupational Health and Safety – OH&S
  4. Signs of Poor Health
  5. Common Diseases
  6. Common Treatments
  7. Common Pet Issues
  8. Animal Behaviour
  9. Rehabilitation

Wildlife Sustainability And Conservation

  1. Wildlife Conservation
  2. Planning Wildlife Conservation
  3. Wildlife Management Systems
  4. Habitat Management
  5. Monitoring | Survey Systems
  6. Marine Conservation
  7. Vegetation Flora Surveys
  8. Urban Development
  9. Rehabilitation Programs

Common Diseases In Animals

  1. Introduction
  2. Bacterial Diseases
  3. Fungal Diseases (Mycoses)
  4. Parasitological Conditions
  5. Metabolic and Nutritional Conditions
  6. Poisoning
  7. Other Common Disorders and Diseases
  8. Common Disease Indicators
  9. Disease Investigation
  10. Sampling

Animal Wellbeing

  1. Definitions
  2. State of Health Indicators
  3. Theories and Models
  4. Current Concerns
  5. Animal Behaviour
  6. Agriculture
  7. Sentience
  8. Animal Health
  9. Captivity Issues
  10. Prevention, Health and Welfare
Course Fees Include
  • Online 24/7 access to your course through the learning portal allowing you to study when it suits your schedule.
  • All study materials, including access to a variety of learning formats including video tutorials and text-based guides.
  • A course tutor to provide support, help and answer all your questions throughout the course.
Payment Options

Upfront payment or flexible payment plan starting from $25 per week. Only Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents are eligible for payment plans.

Why this course?

Australia’s animal industry is huge! Our certificate in Animal Care is perfect for those students interested in this popular industry and who are looking to start work in an organisation such as an animal daycare business, animal grooming business, dog walking business. The list goes on!

Being one of the more comprehensive Animal Care courses online, this course has been specifically designed from the ground up by industry professionals. Each unit has been created to help you develop a strong understanding of the industry, elevating your expertise above others looking to succeed in this highly competitive industry.

This Animal Care certificate will give you the confidence to not only secure an interview for those sought-after jobs but will also help you to impress your future employers with your Animal Care knowledge.

Discover this education and step forward with confidence in setting up your own Animal Care business, or show off your expertise to your customers and reassure them that you are the best person to look after their furry friend.

Tutor Support

Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

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

About the Course Provider

My Learning Online

Learning Online is a new-age education provider with the mission of delivering practical skills to Australians so that you can get the most out of life. They specialise in carefully crafted short courses to deliver you the skills you’ll need to succeed. By partnering with industry experts their courses are highly relevant to what’s occurring in the industry right now. This means that when you graduate from a Learning Online course, you’ll be able to start applying those skills and create an impact in your role from day one. My Learning Online provides a broad selection of flexible online courses, offering practical skills in fields such as agriculture, animal care, business, and photography. Developed with industry experts, these courses ensure immediate relevance and applicability across various sectors. Ideal for those looking to advance their career, switch industries, or pursue a passion, My Learning Online's courses allow for flexible, online study, enabling learners to gain essential skills and knowledge at their own pace and convenience.
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