Certificate in Animal Welfare

Learn to Help Animals in Need, Study Animal Welfare

Study Certificate in Animal Welfare,
100% online from the comfort of your own home for just

  • $25 Per Week
  • Start Anytime

  • Payment Plans From $25 Per Week

  • Flexible Online Delivery

Course Details


Certificate in Animal Welfare


This course is 200 hours in duration. Self-Paced Study


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

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Payment Options

Upfront Payment or a Flexible Payment Plan starting from $25 per week. To be eligible for the payment plan you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Want a Career Working With, and Helping Animals?

Passionate about helping animals in need and want to make a difference in their lives? Turn your passion into a career. The Certificate in Animal Welfare covers everything from potential problems around disease prevention, appropriate shelter, nutrition and humane handling.

This course can give you the fundamental knowledge of how to go about supporting these beloved creatures in a number of different environments and possible workplaces. From privately owned pet shops to public animal sanctuaries, the course will give you the opportunity to show that you have a competent skillset to work hands-on in these industries.

Study for $25 per week

Want to study this course but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! You can study this course for just $25 per week, on an interest-free payment plan. This course also has a low total course cost so you won’t have to fork out thousands of dollars to upgrade your skills. Want more information? Check out the course details below or enquire now.

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  • Career Outcomes

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Learning Online is a new-age education provider with the mission of delivering practical skills to Australians so that you can get the most out of life.

They specialise in carefully crafted short courses to deliver you the skills you’ll need to succeed.

By partnering with industry experts their courses are highly relevant to what’s occurring in the industry right now. Which means that when you graduate from a Learning Online course, you’ll be able to start applying those skills and create an impact in your role from day one.

Subject 1 – Animal Healthcare:

  • Unit 1 – Animal Healthcare
  • Unit 2 – Faculties Administration & Management
  • Unit 3 – Occupational Health and safety – OH&S
  • Unit 4 – Signs of Poor Health
  • Unit 5 – Common Diseases
  • Unit 6 – Common Treatments
  • Unit 7 – Common Pet Issues
  • Unit 8 – Animal Behaviour
  • Unit 9 – Rehabilitation

Subject 2: Animal Wellbeing

  • Unit 1 – Definitions
  • Unit 2 – State of Health Indicators
  • Unit 3 – Theories & Models
  • Unit 4 – Current Concerns
  • Unit 5 – Animal Behaviour
  • Unit 6 – Agriculture
  • Unit 7 – Sentience
  • Unit 8 – Animal Health
  • Unit 9 – Captivity Issues
  • Unit 10 – Prevention, Health & Welfare
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A course tutor to help you every step of the way and answer any questions you have over the phone and via email 6 days a week.
  • A certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications.
  • Transcripts indicating units completed.
  • Online 24/7 access to your course through the learning portal allowing you to study when it suits your schedule.
  • Lifetime access to the course content allowing you to have a refresher whenever you need.
  • Access to a variety of learning formats including ebooks, self-assessment tests and assignments.
  • You must have a computer and an Internet connection. If you do not have a computer or tablet, we can supply one
  • Over the age of 18 (if you are not, we would need to speak with a guardian)
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be aware that any disabilities may affect your ability to work online; please notify us so we can fully support you with your studies
  • Animal Care Technician
  • Animal Shelter Manager
  • Pet Adoption Counselor
  • Humane Educator
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Animal Collection Staff

What will my duties and tasks be?

As someone whose career is defined by valuing animals and demonstrating a commitment to improving their quality of life, your primary duties will be to deliver sustainable improvements in the welfare of all animals, including cats, dogs, caged birds, fish, and other domestic companions.

You will be expected to demonstrate specialised knowledge of general administrative processes, animal health management, animal behaviour & psychology, in addition to rehabilitation and implementing enrichment programs.

Where are my best career opportunities?

Individuals interested in pursuing a career in animal rescue and welfare may gain valuable experience when volunteering with shelters, humane societies, wildlife rehabilitation programs, breed rescues, and other similar organisations.

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What People Are Saying About This Course

When I decided that I wanted to study I was quite hesitant and wasn’t too sure at first, but from the first phone call till even now has been quite amazing. The tutors are absolutely great and really friendly and caring. The course is easy to follow, assignments are not too hard but still challenging. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking about online study for sure.

Emma Simmonds

It is one of the most fun and easiest courses. It has all the information you need; plus if you do it in order there is no doubt you can pass it. I enjoyed it so much and it’s a course that has helped me decide on what I want to aim for in the long run. The tutors are awesome and help you throughout and give great feedback on each module/ lesson you do! Highly recommended!.


100% would recommend if you work full time and find it hard to find time to study. Study at your own pace with amazing tutoring staff, extremely helpful and an awesome attitude!.

Rhett D’silva

Enrolling with Learning Online, was a fantastic experience for me. The Customer Service is second to none, right from the introductory phone calls (thanks Hayley!) through to the finance department, who made it super easy and affordable. (in weekly installments!) The course material is excellent, and you are shown exactly how to navigate the course with ease. (thanks Ella) I am super excited to be studying with learning online, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is wanting a hassle-free study experience. Thanks Learning Online :) .

Janelle Berry

I have so enjoyed doing this course with you people. I have a goal at the end and this course is allowing me to reach the goal. Wonderful notes with so much information and enabling me to focus on my goals. Great help from the tutors always available when need to ask what may seem like a silly question but never judged on. Thankyou Learning online.

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