Certificate in Animal Husbandry

Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of animal’s biology, healthcare and husbandry needs? The Certificate in Animal Husbandry is designed to answer these questions and more, arming you with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in animal anatomy, physiology, and health. This isn't just another course; it's your first step to mastering the art of animal management.
Course Provider
The Learning Group
(RTO 22557)
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One-on-One Mentor and Student Support Advisor

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Upfront (with a discount) or an interest-free weekly payment plan starting from $25 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Duration
Self-paced. Approximately 200 hours to complete the course, which has 2 key modules made up of 21 subjects. 
Delivery
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated mentor support.
Career Outcomes

This course is aimed at people interested in working in:

  • Livestock Management
  • Equestrian Roles
  • Veterinary Assistance
  • Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Breeding
  • Animal Control
Course Modules

Module 1: Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I) BAG101

  • Introduction to cells & tissues
  • The Digestive System
  • The Circulatory System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Nervous System
  • Respiration
  • The Reproductive System
  • Muscles & Meat
  • The Skeleton
  • Animal Growth, Development, and the Endocrine System
  • Comparing Different Animals

An understanding of animal anatomy and physiology is important for people working in a range of industries, especially those working with livestock, domestic pets and wildlife. This course focuses mainly on mammal species, however, some other more developed animals are also included; and it provides a very sound introduction to understanding both the structural anatomy and functional physiology of animals. This knowledge is essential if you want to work with animals in any capacity. This course is perfect for those who are working or want to work with animals but don’t have any formal training and those who want to gain access to further study.

Module 2: Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) BAG201

  • Introduction to Animal Health
  • Signs & Symptoms of Diseases
  • Disease Classification
  • Causes and Diagnosis of Disease
  • Treatment of Disease
  • Inflammation
  • Fever and Immunity
  • Tissue Repair
  • Wounds
  • Cell Changes

To succeed in working with animals you must have a keen interest in animals and the desire to spend many hours working with them. But, think about how much of an advantage you could have if you also have a knowledge of animal health? This is a solid introduction to animal health, where you learn to assess animal health, explain a variety of conditions and identify appropriate treatments or responses to a range of more common complaints or illnesses. Learn to see the signs of ill health and understand the possible causes of decline in the health of animals on a farm or anywhere else. 

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days a week.
Who Will This Course Interest?

This course is a beginner-level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills that can grow with experience and further study. Animal husbandry is a competitive field, and this course will help you develop and strengthen your skills and knowledge to become more successful in animal husbandry or a similar role and ensure you stand out from the competitors. Learning the basics of animal anatomy and physiology while understanding animal health when caring for different kinds of animals are broad skills that can be useful and implemented in several animal husbandry roles. 

Student Support

You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support advisor, mentor and course consultants, who are available 5 days per week.

Assessments

Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving on to the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors 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, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.

Certification

Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each certificate completed and a Certificate of Completion.

Summary

Want to learn more specific skills and knowledge in animal anatomy, physiology, healthcare and general care? Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of animal’s biology, healthcare and husbandry needs? The Certificate in Animal Husbandry is designed to answer these questions and more, arming you with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in animal anatomy, physiology, and health. This isn’t just another course; it’s your first step to mastering the art of animal management.

Course Outline

Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 21 subjects.

Learn the Skills To Start Your Career Working With Animals In A Wide Variety of Industries

Dive deep into the intricacies of animal anatomy and physiology, from understanding cells and tissues to decoding the digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems. Learn how to spot the signs of ill health, diagnose diseases, and gain actionable insights into treating various conditions. This course offers a comprehensive curriculum with multiple subjects designed to give you a robust understanding of both the structural and functional aspects of animals, setting you up for success in any animal-related endeavour.

The course goes beyond textbook knowledge, equipping you with the skills to assess animal health, identify appropriate treatments, and respond effectively to a range of common complaints or illnesses. Imagine the advantage you’ll have when you can not only care for animals but also understand the science behind their health and behaviour.

Upon completion, the career outcomes are as diverse as they are rewarding. Whether you’re eyeing a role in livestock management, veterinary assistance, wildlife conservation, or even the equestrian industry, this course lays a strong foundation that will set you apart in the competitive field of animal husbandry. Don’t just love animals—understand them, care for them, and make a meaningful impact in their lives.

Module 1: Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I) (100 hours)

An understanding of animal anatomy and physiology is important for people working in a range of industries, especially those working with livestock, domestic pets and wildlife. This course focuses mainly on mammal species, however, some other more developed animals are also included; and it provides a very sound introduction to understanding both the structural anatomy and functional physiology of animals. This knowledge is essential if you want to work with animals in any capacity. This course is perfect for those who are working or want to work with animals but don’t have any formal training and those who want to gain access to further study.

Module 2: Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) (100 hours)

To succeed in working with animals you must have a keen interest in animals and the desire to spend many hours working with them. But, think about how much of an advantage you could have if you also have a knowledge of animal health? This is a solid introduction to animal health, where you learn to assess animal health, explain a variety of conditions and identify appropriate treatments or responses to a range of more common complaints or illnesses. Learn to see the signs of ill health and understand the possible causes of decline in the health of animals on a farm or anywhere else.

Assessment

Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors 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, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.

Approval & Recognition

The Learning Group is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association that recognises quality and excellence in education providers 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

The Learning Group

Whether you want to stand out from the competition, move into a new industry or turn your passion into a career, The Learning Group courses are designed to help you get ahead and stay ahead. They have a student-first approach, so you can study your way, when and how it suits you. Their courses are designed to fit in with your lifestyle, so you can continue to work and study at the same time. You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support mentor and their experienced course consultants, who are available to you 5 days a week. The pathway to success looks different for everyone. As a Learning Group student, you will have the opportunity to further study with their well-rounded study program with industry associations and partnerships to deliver personal development and career success. Plus, they partner with industry leading education providers, so you can unlock access to LinkedIn Learning. The Learning Group offers a wide range of onlince courses in Australia, from Aged Care to Zoology, tailored for flexible learning. Their student-first approach ensures you can study at your own pace, balancing work and education. With industry partnerships and LinkedIn Learning access, these courses support career advancement and personal development, making it ideal for those looking to enhance their skills or pivot to new careers entirely, all through online study.
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