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Certificate in Veterinary Assistance

Learn How To Help Animals In Need. Become a Veterinary Assistant.

Enroll in the Certificate in Veterinary Assistance to fast-track your career working with animals. Learn animal healthcare, behaviors, and procedures for roles like veterinary assistant, animal technician, and wildlife park attendant.

Vet Assistance
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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

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Pet Industry Professional
  • Animal Accommodation Facilities (e.g. Kennels, Catteries etc)
  • Wildlife Reserves, Parks, and Zoos
  • Animal Science Student
  • Animal Technician
  • Animal Rescue Service Staff

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Course Accreditation

International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC) Endorsed

Career House is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises quality and excellence in education providers in tertiary education.


Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor 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, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Payment Options

You can choose either an interest-free weekly payment plan starting from just $26 per week or you can pay the course fees upfront, with a substantial discount. 

To get the total course cost you’ll need to talk to Career House’s course advisors as pricing is based on the payment option selected, qualification type, your individual study requirements, course options and additions and current promotions. 

Course Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend printed information in English. You must be able to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.

About The Course

Take Your Passion for Animals To The Next Level

Do you have a passion for helping animals in need? Ever dreamed of working in a veterinary clinic, or in a wildlife sanctuary or animal rescue? The Certificate in Veterinary Assistance is a comprehensive course designed to fast-track your career working with animals in roles such as veterinary assistant, animal technician, pet industry professional, animal facility assistant, kennel or cattery assistant, and wildlife park or zoo attendant.

This course will teach you basic animal healthcare including animal first aid, common health problems in farms animals and pets, animal behaviours and how to recognise what is normal and what is not to help identify signs of ill health. Learn about the facilities and procedures in a typical veterinary clinic environment, what to expect in these practices, from common routine health treatments to the administration of animal healthcare. This foundational knowledge is essential for anyone aspiring to become a vet assistant, providing a solid base for supporting veterinary professionals.

Diseases in animals modules will teach you how to understand animal diseases and how it affects the health of pets and other animals. You will also learn how to examine sick animals and understand how diagnostic procedures are applied for determining diseases such as bacterial and fungal diseases, parasitological conditions, metabolic and nutritional conditions as well as identify common animal poisonings.

Study from $26 Per Week

Want to study the Certificate in Veterinary Assistance but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! This course comes with a super affordable payment plan option starting from $26 per week. Simply pay the weekly amount towards your course until the course is paid off and stress less. Check out Careerhouse for more information on this program and other accessible educational opportunities.


"At the beginning of my studies I was feeling so overwhelmed, but the support I got to get me back up and going was so helpful. I have so much appreciation and thanks for all the help I’ve received, I really don’t think I would have done it without them." -Simone L