Certificate in Animal Studies

The Certificate in Animal Studies course allows you to delve deep into animal anatomy, physiology, and nutrition, gaining a solid foundation of understanding to ensure the health and well-being of animals under your care.
Course Provider
My Learning Online
(RTO 22557)
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Start Anytime

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Flexible Online Delivery

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Payment Plans from $35 to $45 Per Week

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Approximately 400 hours.
100% Online
Career Outcomes
  • Pet Trainer
  • Pet Carer
  • Animal Rescue Worker
  • Animal Attendant
  • Zoo Keeper
  • Pet Shop Attendant
  • Dog Walker
  • Wildlife Carer
  • Vet Nurse
  • Animal Shelter Worker
  • Canine or Equine Therapist
Course Modules

1. Animal Healthcare

  • Animal Welfare – Duty of Care
  • Faculties Administration and Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety – OH&S
  • Signs of Poor Health
  • Common Disease
  • Common Treatments
  • Common Pet Issues
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Rehabilitation

2. Wildlife Sustainability and Conservation

  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Planning Wildlife Conservation
  • Wildlife Management Systems
  • Habitat Management
  • Monitoring | Survey Systems
  • Marine Conservation
  • Vegetation Flora Surveys
  • Urban Development
  • Rehabilitation Programs

3. Common Diseases in Animals

  • Introduction
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Fungal Diseases (Mycoses)
  • Parasitological Conditions
  • Metabolic and Nutritional Conditions
  • Poisoning
  • Other Common Disorders and Diseases
  • Common Disease Indicators
  • Disease Investigation
  • Sampling

4. Animal Wellbeing

  • Definitions
  • State of Health Indicators
  • Theories and Models
  • Current Concerns
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Agriculture
  • Sentience
  • Animal Health
  • Captivity Issues
  • Prevention, Health and Welfare
Course Fees Include
  • All required study materials and course notes.
  • A course tutor will help you every step of the way and answer any questions.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications.
  • Transcripts indicating units completed.
  • Online 24/7 access to your course through the online learning portal allows you to study when it suits your schedule.
  • Lifetime access to the course content allows you to have a refresher whenever needed.
Payment Options

Upfront payment or flexible payment plan starting from $35 to $45 per week. Only Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents are eligible for payment plans.

Why this course?

Do you have a passion for animals? Are you interested, inquisitive and invested in supporting the wellbeing and health of animals, large and small? Then our Animal Studies short course could be the perfect pathway for you!

In this course, you will discover the essentials of animal healthcare, such as signs of poor health, animal behaviour and rehabilitation; wildlife sustainability and conservation, including habitat management and marine conservation; common diseases in animals and their indicators; plus animal wellbeing, which covers topics of sentience, captivity issues and prevention measures.

If you are excited to secure an animal-focused career with purpose and impact, this course can help you to take that essential first step. Establish a strong foundation in this field and make a difference to animals everywhere today! 

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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