Do you want to work with animals? Are you working or are keen to work in a pet store, welfare, kennel or cattery? Start your animal career with this certificate level course. In this course, students will learn about biochemistry, cell biology, domestic pet care and large animal care.
This course will give you broad skills in basic care and health and well-being of large and small animals.
Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an animal attendant or pet shop assistant. It will also give you the knowledge required to complete further studies in the field.
Course Number CAS
Qualification Name Certificate In Animal Studies
Course Duration 12 months/25 hours per week or longer
Delivery Method Online
Start Date Anytime
Recognition Internationally Recognised and Accredited.
Grading Placement, Assessments and Exams.
Fee $2999 - Pay in Instalments minimum $10 per week
RSPCA Staff $1499 - Pay in Instalments minimum $10 per week - please enrol through the RSPCA portal HERE
Concession Yes - Please Email For Information
Entry Requirements 16yrs or older with access to a computer
Study Timetable By Request
This course is structured so that students can complete within 12 months although there is no time limit on this course.
The Certificate In Animal Studies contains 208 hours of work placement or 4 hours per week for 52 weeks
The workplace will need to provide animal related services such as veterinary clinics, veterinary hospitals mobile vets, welfare organisations, pet shops and farming.
Your work placement can be completed anywhere in the world, and you will be responsible for the costs of any travel, accommodation, insurance or any other requirements related to your work placement.
Boarding Kennel Assistant
Pet Shop Assistant
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Animal Welfare Officer
Units of Study
Unit 1 - Biochemistry I
Unit 2 - Biochemistry II
Unit 3 - Feline Care
Unit 4 - Canine Care
Unit 5 - Equine Care
Unit 6 - Avian Care
Unit 7 - Aquarium Care
Unit 8 - Herpetology Care
Unit 9 - Bovine Care
Unit 10 Caprine Care
Unit 11 - Porcine Care
Unit 12 - Ovine Care
Unit 13 - Poultry Care
Unit 14 - Leporidae Care
Students can pay for the course in full or by weekly instalments using Pay Advantage. Students will need to complete the enrolment form for the process to begin. Students will then be sms/emailed the necessary steps to complete the instalments/full transaction.
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