Certificate In Animal Behaviour

Launch A Rewarding Career In Animal Care

Study the Certificate In Animal Behaviour 100% Online from the comfort of your own home.

  • $25 per week

    on an Interest-free Payment Plan

  • Study 100% Online

  • No Experience Necessary

  • Self-Paced

  • Flexible Payment Options

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Certificate In Animal Behaviour


200 hours of study time. You have lifetime access to this course.


Study this course 100% online from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in Australia.

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Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
Payment Options

Upfront Payment or a Flexible Payment Plan starting from $25 per week.



Turn Your Passion For Animals Into A Career You Will Love

Take your passion for animals big and small, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to start a rewarding career in working with animals in the animal care industry with the Certificate In Animal Behaviour online course. 

Did you know that understanding animal behaviour is fundamental for people aiming to have a career in animal care?  The Certificate In Animal Behaviour online course has got you covered. This course will teach you about animal behaviours within different animal groups and environments, the specific aspects of animal behaviour including intelligence, aggression, dominance, cooperation, mating, hierarchies, behavioural genetics, how animals perceive things, sensory processes, sight, sound, hearing, social behaviour, extinction and habituation plus much more. 

Take the first step today towards a rewarding career in animal care.

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Want to study this course but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! The Certificate in Animal Behaviour comes with an interest-free payment plan option starting from $25 per week. Want more information? Enquire now.

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Courses4me is one of Australia’s newest online education providers. They endeavour to provide their students with engaging content to encourage them along their career path. All of their courses are provided 100% online and are created by industry experts. Courses4Me cater to the upskiller, the side hustler, the returning to work mums and dads and those that just have a passion for learning.

Introduction: Influences and Motivation

  1. What is behaviour?
  2. Causes of behaviour (e.g., genetics, learning, external and internal influences)
  3. Reactive, active and cognitive behaviour
  4. Conditioning

Genetics and Behaviour

  1. Understanding biology
  2. Natural selection
  3. Genetic variation
  4. Development of behaviour
  5. Behavioural genetics

Animal Perception and Behaviour

  1. How animals perceive things
  2. What stimulates them and how do those stimuli function
  3. Instinct
  4. Neural control
  5. Sensory processes, sight, sound, hearing, etc.

Behaviour and the Environment

  1. Coordination
  2. Orientation
  3. Homeostasis
  4. Acclimatisation
  5. Circadian rhythms
  6. Biological clocks
  7. Reproductive cycles, etc.

Social Behaviour

  1. Animal societies
  2. Aggression
  3. Social constraints
  4. Social order
  5. Play
  6. Biological clocks
  7. Communication


  1. Instinct and learning
  2. Conditioning and learning
  3. Extinction and habituation
  4. Instrumental learning
  5. Reinforcement
  6. Operant behaviour
  7. Biological and cognitive aspects of learning

Handling Animals

  1. Psychological effects of different handling techniques
  2. Training animals (horses, cats, dogs, etc.)
  3. The student has a choice of which types of animals to focus on, though a variety will still be covered

Behavioural Problems

  1. Abnormal behaviour (e.g., psychotic, neurotic)
  2. Domestication of animals
  3. Reducing human contact
  4. Reducing human dependence
  • Animal Rehabilitator
  • Animal Trainer
  • Vet Assistant
  • Zookeeper
  • Animal Care Worker
  • Animal Care Attendant
  • Pet Shop Employee

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