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Certificate in Animal Care

Start A Career In Animal Care Quickly, Easily And Affordably

Start a career in animal care with the online Certificate in Animal Care course. Learn all you need to know to work with pets and animals in roles such as vet/kennel/cattery assistant, animal welfare worker, or pet shop employee. No experience required.

Illustration of a smiling woman in a blue top and long skirt sitting on a white rug, joyfully holding a brown dog, with animal care accessories and plants around her, symbolizing a nurturing and pet-friendly environment.
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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.

Course Overview

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Career Outcomes

  • Animal Shelter Assistant
  • Vet Assistant
  • Pet Boarding Employee
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Cattery Assistant
  • Animal Welfare Worker
  • Wildlife Shelter Assistant 
  • Pet Shop Assistant
  • Professional Pet-Minder

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About The Course

Learn The Skills And Knowledge You Need To Start A Career Caring For Animals.

Love animals? Would you enjoy a career where you can work with animals every day as an Animal Shelter Assistant, Vet Assistant, Kennel or cattery Assistant, animal welfare worker or Pet Shop employee? Turn your passion for pets and animals and kick start a fulfilling career in animal care with the Certificate in Animal Care course. This course is 100% online, requires no previous experience, and will teach you all you need to know to get started toward your career in animal care.

This course has been designed to help you understand animal health care and basic veterinary procedures, and will teach you about the many different aspects of animal health care and their application. During this course, you will learn an introduction to animal health care, common health problems in farm animals and pets, signs of ill health in animals, animal first aid, preventative health care, health problems in domestic pets, rehabilitation care, animal behaviour, plus lots more.

Ready to get started toward a rewarding career in animal care, or want to know more? 

Simply submit an enquiry, and a course advisor will be in touch to assist you further.

Affordable Payment Plan

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


"For someone who hasn't done any form of study or courses for many years this is made for me. It is easy to follow and very enjoyable. I am loving it. I work full-time employment and love the idea of doing it on line and can do it at my own pace. I am not someone who likes a deadline and this is right up my alley and if you are one of these people go for it. The support you get is beyond exceptional." - Alinds