Certificate in Veterinary Assistant and Animal Welfare

Fast-track your career working with animals with the Certificate in Veterinary Assistant & Animal Welfare. This program prepares you for roles such as veterinary assistant, animal technician, and more.
Course Provider
The Learning Group
(RTO 22557)
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course

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

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Duration
Approximately 360 hours to complete the course, which has 7 key certificates made up of 60 subjects.
Delivery
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated mentor support.
Career Outcomes
  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Vet Nurse
  • Animal Attendant
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Animal Carer
  • Employment at a Cattery, Kennel, Pet Shop or Specialist Pet service
  • Animal Hospital Assistant 
  • Animal Refuges and Welfare Organizations
  • Pet Shop Employee or Business Owner
  • Animal Breeder
  • Animal Accommodation Facilities (e.g. kennels and catteries)
  • Wildlife Reserves, Parks, and Zoos
  • Farm Hand
Course Modules

Certificate 1: Pet Care

  1. An Introduction to Pet Care
  2. Provide Basic Care for Domestic Cats
  3. Provide Basic Care for Domestic Dogs
  4. Provide Basic Care for Freshwater Fish
  5. Provide Basic Care for Birds
  6. Provide Basic Care for Reptiles and Amphibians
  7. Provide Basic Care for Rodents and Rabbits
  8. Provide Dog Grooming Service

Certificate 2: Explore Vet Nursing

  1. A Day in the Life of A Veterinarian
  2. Common Health Issues in Domestic Pets
  3. Basic First Aid for Animals
  4. Working in Veterinary Facilities
  5. Administration Services for the Veterinary Service
  6. Safety in Veterinary Services

Certificate 3: Animal Health Care 

  1. Taking Care of your Animals
  2. Common Health Issues in Domestic Pets
  3. Identify and Respond to Animal Behaviour
  4. Basic First Aid for Animals
  5. Routine Health Care for Animals
  6. Rehabilitation of Domestic Animals
  7. Maintain and Monitor Animal Health and Well- being
  8. Common Health Problems in Farm Animals
  9. Working in Veterinary Services
  10. Administration Services for the Veterinary Service
  11. Safety in Veterinary Services
  12. A Day in the Life of A Veterinarian

Certificate 4: Animal Diseases

  1. Assist in Health Care of Animals
  2. Veterinary Diagnostic Sample Collection
  3. Comply with Infection Control Policies and Procedures in Animal Work
  4. Controlling Bacterial and Fungal Diseases in Animals
  5. Implementing Animal Health Control Programs
  6. Provide Nutritional Advice and Support for Animals
  7. Domestic Animal Toxicology Inherited Disorders of Dogs, Cats, and Horses
  8. Other Conditions and Disorders

Certificate 5: Animal Welfare 

  1. Managing Animal Welfare Needs
  2. Complying with Animal Welfare Requirements
  3. Apply Principles of Animal Behaviour
  4. Apply Animal Welfare and Handling Requirements
  5. Rescue Animals and Apply Basic First Aid
  6. Animal Health Information Resources
  7. Animal Welfare for Wild Animals: Free and Captive
  8. Caring for Young Animals 
  9. Animal Welfare for Pets, Working Animals and Animals in Sports
  10. Animal Welfare for Farm Animals

Certificate 6: Animal Conservation 

  1. Introduction to Wildlife Conservation
  2. Recovery of Threatened Species
  3. Habitat Conservation Approaches to Conservation of Threatened Wildlife
  4. Vegetation (Flora) Surveys
  5. Fauna Surveys
  6. Marine Conservation
  7. Planning for Wildlife
  8. Introduction to Wildlife Management
  9. Introduction to Wildlife Ecology

Certificate 7: Essential Animal First Aid

  1. Common Health Issues in Domestic Pets
  2. Basic First Aid for Animals
  3. Routine Health Care for Animals
  4. Rehabilitation of Domestic Animals
  5. Maintain and Monitor Animal Health and Well- Being
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion, and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days a week.
  • Gain 7 Key Certificates.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed

This course is CPD endorsed. Completing CPD-endorsed learning gives you CPD Points. These points are recognised by employers. You will receive evidence of your CPD points on your Course Completion Acknowledgement and digital badge issued by Credly.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Certificate in Veterinary Assistant and Animal Welfare has been constructed to be a pathway course to a Certificate II in Animal Care. We have designed a pathway course that offers students an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills fundamental to this industry. The full mapping summary can be provided to students to share with other education providers should they wish to continue in future studies.

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 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.

Summary

Upon completion, the Certificate in Veterinary Assistant and Animal Welfare aims for you to be fully prepared to help provide both routine and emergency animal care and feel confident knowing you have the ultimate edge in this increasingly competitive industry.

The Certificate in Veterinary Assistant and Animal Welfare has been constructed to be a pathway course to a Certificate II in Animal Care. We have designed a pathway course that offers students an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills fundamental to this industry. The full mapping summary can be provided to students to share with other education providers should they wish to continue in future studies.

Course Outline

Students will undertake 7 Key Modules, made up of 60 subjects.

Certificate 1: Pet Care

This certificate provides the foundational knowledge to work with or keep pets at home. Aside from introducing you to a variety of common pet species, you’ll also learn about the law and licensing requirements, and animal charities and societies. The certificate will focus on common pets such as cats, dogs and rabbits, and you’ll learn to identify signs of ill health in pets, serious health problems in domestic pets and when to seek help from a qualified professional.

Certificate 2: Explore Vet Nursing

This introductory certificate is the perfect way to better understand what a vet nurse does and the different areas they are responsible for. You will discover what a day in the life of a veterinarian looks like, identify common health problems and behaviours in pets, and understand basic first aid and safety.

Certificate 3: Animal Health Care

This certificate covers a range of topics associated with providing animal health care including, dogs, cats, freshwater fish, horses, reptiles and amphibians, rodents and rabbits. It’s a broad, introductory certificate that has been designed to incorporate both theory and practical elements of animal care, to ensure it’s both engaging and relevant to the industry.

Certificate 4: Animal Diseases

This certificate has been designed for both animal health industry professionals and animal owners. You’ll discover ways to recognise diseases that may affect animals so that timely intervention can occur. You’ll learn how to take veterinary diagnostic samples, how to control bacterial and fungal diseases in various animals and how to identify domestic animal toxicology.

Certificate 5: Animal Welfare

Animal lovers with a true passion for their welfare will be truly excited about this certificate, which is designed to teach you how to recognise common health problems, better understand animal behaviour, and how to identify signs of ill health. The certificate aims to provide you with the skills to assist in veterinary facilities, understand safety and first aid, administration of animal health, preventative health care, routine health treatments, health problems in domestic pets and rehabilitation care.

Certificate 6: Animal Conservation

This certificate provides a broad-based introduction to wildlife conservation and their habitats. Learn the different ways we can help recover threatened species, be introduced to fauna and flora surveys, and learn about wildlife management and ecology. A relevant and important certificate covering topics for anyone passionate about animal conservation or wanting to work in the veterinary industry.

Certificate 7: Essential Animal First Aid

An excellent introductory certificate, you will learn the fundamentals of essential animal first aid – skills and knowledge that are vital for both pet owners and people wanting to pursue a career in the animal care industry. Learn the basic skills and techniques required to react calmly and confidently in an emergency situation with a variety of animals. You will also be introduced to common health issues in domestic pets and learn how to monitor and respond to different animal behaviours.

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

RPL ( Recognition for Prior Learning)

The Certificate in Veterinary Assistant and Animal Welfare has been constructed to be a pathway course to Certificate II in Animal Care. We have designed a pathway course that offers students an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills fundamental to this industry. The full mapping summary can be provided to students to share with other education providers should they wish to continue in future studies.

CPD Accredited

This course is fully CPD accredited, which means each of the modules is globally recognised for Continuing Professional Development. Completing CPD-endorsed courses gives you points that can contribute to your resume or future career. This course is a beginner-level course and is aimed at people who want to support or counsel others through the processes of personal growth and change. The Learning Group has been accredited by the Professional Development Consortium and achieved Dual Accreditation & Training Excellence through the CPD Standards Office.

*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 online courses in Australia, from Aged Care to Zoology, tailored for flexible learning. The Learning Group offers a wide range of online 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. Among these offerings, the Digital Marketing Course stands out for those interested in harnessing the power of the Internet for business success. 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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