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Love Animals? Turn your passion into a career

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Find the right Animal Care online course for you. Download a course guide to find out more.

Study Animal Care Courses online

Love Animals? Turn your passion into a career

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  • Veterinary Nursing Pathway

    This unique pathway contains two nationally recognised qualifications in animal care:

    ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies

    ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

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  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

    This is the qualification you need to work as a veterinary nurse in an animal clinic or veterinary practice. You will gain confidence with your abilities and knowledge of the major animal groups.
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  • Captive Animals Pathway

    Get qualified to work as an Assistant Zookeeper or Wildlife Animal Carer with Open Colleges’ Captive Animal Pathway. The course will teach you to maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing, provide enrichment, and identify and report signs of ill health or injury.

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  • Certificate IV In Captive Animals

    Designed as a comprehensive course to ensure you have the skills and knowledge needed to take your zookeeping career to the next level.
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  • Certificate III In Captive Animals

    You will learn about the daily care of captive animals, including how to interact, monitor and observe them, as well as how to ensure their safety.
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  • Companion Animal Services Pathway

    Embark on the path towards a fulfilling and important dream career with this Companion Animal Services pathway. If you really love animals and want to make working with them the focus of your career, you can now get the qualifications and training that will give you the competitive edge over other potential Animal Care employees.
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  • Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

    This course could be the first step towards owning your own small business in animal care. Learn key skills for the animal industry as well as the basics of running a small business.
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  • Certificate III In Companion Animal Services

    This nationally recognised qualification can be completed at your own pace, online and could potentially lead to employment in the animal services industry.
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  • Certificate in Animal Care

    This course could be a stepping stone to a career in the pet care industry, covering information on shelters, animal shows and grooming and bathing. 
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  • Certificate II In Animal Studies

    If you have an affinity with animals and a caring and professional nature, then a career in animal care could be rewarding and fulfilling.
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  • Pet Groomer Certificate

    Learn to work as pet groomer. Discover the basics of the canine and feline species and how to handle them. Learn about their breeds, personalities, anatomies and potential health issues.
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  • Pet Obedience Trainer Certificate

    Learning to effectively train dogs is a skill that can enhance the pet/owner experience. Learn how to train animals to be more confident and content.

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Want to find out more?

DOWNLOAD a Free Course Guide, it outlines a range of courses available to study online, the details of each course and includes a free consultation with an Education Advisor.

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    We know life's busy. Study when you can, with no due dates and no start times. Structure your study around your life.

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  • North Coast TAFE
  • Association of Accounting Technicians
  • National Safety Council of Australia
  • Early Childhood Australia
  • International Council for Open and Distance Education
  • Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
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