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Course Description

Do you know the difference between a Service Dog, Therapy Dog Guide Dog and Hearing Dog? What is an Assistance Animal? Terminology and legalities in the Assistance Animal world are ambiguous at best and confusing at worst. This course has been designed to clear up any misunderstandings and ambiguities. This short course is suitable for Assistance Animal handlers, trainers and advocates, those working in the disability or related fields, trainers who are interested in branching into Assistance Annual work as well as members of the general public who have an interest in becoming an Assistance Animal handler or just wants to learn more. 

Written by C.L.Williams, author of 'The Assistance Animal Handbook' (ISBN 9780646996356) with the aim of teaching others how to interact with Assiatcne Animals in day-to-day life, and to better understand current Australian legislation regarding the use of Assistance Animals to mitigate disabilities. The author has postgraduate qualifications in animal husbandry, management and behaviour and is a qualified and experienced a trainer, behaviourist, veterinary nurse, groomer and Assistance Animal trainer.
























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* There is no discount offered with this course

Units of Study

Unit 1 -      Definition & Terminology

Unit 2 -      Relevant Legislation & Case Law

Unit 3 -      Funding, Purchase & Training Costs

Unit 4 -      Required Training & Tasks

Unit 5 -      Public Access & Sensibility

Students Receive

Once course is complete

1 x Certificate In Assistance Animals




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Certificate In Assistance Animals

6 Months



Internationally Recognised and Accredited

Assessments (5) Exams (1)




16yrs or older with access to a computer


6 Months

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