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Course Description

Do you want to learn about various species? Do you want to work in a pet store, welfare, kennel or cattery or aquarium? Start your animal career with this certificate III course. In this course, students will learn about anatomy, physiology, domestic pet care, captive, marine and wildlife with a clinic focus.
This course will give you broad skills in basic care and health and well-being of wildlife and small animals.

























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Units of Study

Unit 1 -   Workplace Hazards and Risks -This unit covers hazards and various risks seen in the workplace
Unit 2 -   Infection Control and Biosecurity - This unit covers biosecurity requirements
Unit 3 -   Zoonosis - This unit covers diseases that are naturally transmissible from vertebrate animals to humans.
Unit 4 -   Communication Skills - This unit covers how to communicate effectively in the workplace
Unit 5 -   Nutrition - This unit covers the various ingredients found in pet products
Unit 6 -   Anatomy - This unit covers the structure and functions of the animal body
Unit 7 -   Physiology - This unit covers the structure and functions of the animal body
Unit 8 -   Guinea Pig Diseases - This unit covers the guinea pig diseases commonly seen in clinic.
Unit 9 -   Marine Studies - This unit covers species and ecology
Unit 10 - Wildlife Management - This unit covers habitats and ecology
Unit 11 - Wildlife Wound Care - This unit covers triage, types and biology
Unit 12 - Carnivores - This unit covers evolution, biology, psychology, behaviour, canines, felines, bears and mustelids. 

Unit 13 - Primates -  This unit covers health, diet, behaviour, breeding and conservation.

Students Receive

Once course is complete 

1   x Certificate In Animal Care III

1   x Course Transcript 


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Certificate In Animal Care III

12 Months



Assessments - Exams 


Access to a computer

12 Months

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