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Certificate in Animal Care

Get Industry Certified in Animal Care

Love animals? Get certified with our online Certificate in Animal Care. Learn to care for all types of animals and manage their health, with opportunities in pet stores, shelters, veterinary facilities, and more.

Graphic of a woman joyfully holding a cat next to a large heart with silhouettes of a dog and a rabbit, emerging from hands cradling it, symbolizing love and care for pets.
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Enjoy the flexibility of online learning with 12 months of access time to complete your course.
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated tutor support.

Course Overview

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Career Outcomes

  • Animal Shelter Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Animal Technician
  • Pet Boarding / Kennel Assistant
  • Wildlife Shelter Assistant or Ranger
  • Pet Shop Assistant
  • Professional Pet-Minder

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About The Course

Learn How To Care For & Provide Healthcare for Cats, Dogs, Birds, Rodents, Fish and Reptiles

Are you a certified animal lover? Are you looking for career opportunities where you can work closely with animals such as in a pet store, animal shelter, doggy daycare, veterinary facilities, wildlife sanctuaries, or simply want to become a more responsible fur-parent? Then, the Certificate in Animal Care is the perfect choice for you.

Developed by highly-qualified and experienced professionals such as veterinary surgeons, a former wildlife park manager, and university lecturers, this 100% online certificate course is tailored for anyone who works with or wants to work with dogs, cats, birds, fish, rodents, and reptiles and wants to learn how to care for all types of animals and how to manage animal health care and basic veterinary procedures, disease prevention, and animal first aid.

Detailed animal care modules will educate you about introduction to pet care such as familiarising with different kinds of pets and animal breeds, and animal healthcare including animal behaviour, safety procedures, common health problems in farm animals and pets, preventive healthcare, routine health treatments, health problems in domestic pets, rehabilitation care, and more.

Study from $33 Per Week

Want to study the Certificate in Animal Care but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! This course comes with a super affordable payment plan option. Simply pay as low as $33 per week towards your course until the course is paid off and stress less.


“Highly recommend studying through Careerhouse! Not only has the study material been thoroughly enjoyable and engaging, but they have been incredibly supportive and accommodating through my illness, allowing me extra time to complete my course work around medical appointments! I am incredibly grateful to everyone here and will always recommend them when friends and family are considering studying something, as the support is incredible (and the course work itself is fun and engaging!)” -Lisa H