Pet Care Courses

Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

 

UNDERSTAND ANIMALS

A course for anyone who owns or works with animals.

Animals have many specialised abilities that result from both innate programming and learned behaviours. It was once believed that logical thought was unique to man, but the more we study and observe animals, the more we realise that this is a fallacy.

In understanding animal behaviour, we extend our basis for understanding human behaviour, and as such, the course may also be valuable for anyone studying general psychology.

 

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

MANAGE ANIMAL DISEASE AND HEALTH ISSUES

Work through the steps involved in examining sick or dead animals, and collecting symptomatic information or tissue samples that will aid in making a diagnosis.

The course will help you to recognise a disease and determine an appropriate course of action to initiate in order to obtain a diagnosis.

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LEARN TO GROOM DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS

More and more people are outsourcing their animals' grooming needs. If this sounds like the sort of work you would love then you need some formal study to make sure that you are seen as a professional in this field.

Animals are groomed for a variety of reasons:

  • Aesthetic -Horses have tails and manes plaited for competition
  • Practical Reasons -eg. Poodles were originally trimmed to allow them to swim without wet fur dragging them down; but leaving balls of fur around joints 
  • Health -Matted fur can catch burrs, parasites, become dirty etc
  • Safety -Bird beaks may have sharp tip removed to stop them injuring other birds
  • Conservation -Rhinos have horns removed to discourage poachers
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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

ANIMAL HEALTH CARE STUDIES OPEN UP OPPORTUNITIES
 
Do you want to work for a vet?... Or as in a pet shop?... As an animal care technician or assistant?

Use this course as a vocational pathway toward employment in these industries

ACS Student Comment: Yes [I found the course valuable]. I have animals, I am a dog training instructor. I am planning to commence a business providing in-home care to a variety of animals. So I wanted to upgrade my knowledge of animal health. I enjoyed the course and feel I have learned a lot. Beverley Bell, Australia, Animal Health Care course.

This course provides a starting point for someone seeking to develop a career in the veterinary industry, or a broad grounding or the health care of domestic pets or farm animals. Topics covered include: common health problems, animal behavior, signs of ill health, veterinary facilities, safety & first aid, administration of animal health, preventative health care, routine health treatments, health problems in domestic pets and rehabilitation care.

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

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LEARN TO MANAGE AN AQUARIUM

  • Indulge your passion at home.
  • Develop skills to work in a commercial aquarium, zoo, or marine conservation.
  • Create and manage feature aquariums in offices, shopping centres or other commercial locations.
  • Enhance your skills to work in the Pet Industry.
Whether you choose to have a saltwater tank or a freshwater tank, you will need to take care and protect your system and equipment. Managing a freshwater tank is an excellent option for beginners and it may be a fascinating learning experience enhancing your knowledge of aquatic plant and animal life.
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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

 

A COURSE IN AVICULTURE (BIRD KEEPING) - STUDY AT HOME

Bird Keeping is a comprehensive 100 hour course covering all aspects of keeping birds including diet, housing, health, breeding, understanding bird behaviour and training.

Whether you are an bird keeping enthusiast or seeking a profession in the bird industry, this experiential-based course is designed to help you develop knowledge and skills to be a confident and successful bird keeper.

You will complete set tasks and projects thus enabling you to be familiar with the scope of the bird industry and the services available.

If you're thinking about keeping a bird as a pet or bird keeping as a hobby, this course will provide you with the knowledge to choose the right birds for you and how to care for them. If you are seeking to gain employment, this course will assist you to demonstrate your ability to work with birds and understand the industry without question.


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UNDERSTAND CAT BEHAVIOUR AND HOW THEY THINK AND LEARN TO TRAIN CATS
 
Understand cat psychology and apply that knowledge to manage and influence the behaviour of cats.
This course will guide you through the different behavioural patterns your cat may exhibit from their instinctive
behaviour to how they might think and react to certain situations they come across at
home and throughout their growth period. Getting to know your cats behaviour will help you acknowledge
what your cat may like or dislike, find pleasurable, challenging and/or threatening. Understanding
your cat's way of expressing itself may help avoid undesirable situations, as well as developing a
close and harmonious relationship with your family. 
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Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
 
ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGY CERTIFICATE COURSE DISTANCE LEARNING
  • Are you interested in training animals?
  • Would you like to learn the principles of psychology and animal behaviour?
  • Would you like a new career within the animal behaviour industry?
Then the Certificate in Animal Psychology  is the course for YOU!
Learn more about animal behaviour and the principles of animal psychology.
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Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

 

LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PET INDUSTRY?

You can't go wrong with a good qualification

Learn the animal husbandry, business, and management skills needed to  launch your career working with pets or providing support services within the pet industry. This course provides a valuable foundation in handling and caring for all types of domestic animals; and offers options to specialize and direct your studies into one of a number of different areas depending upon your individual needs and ambitions.

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Duration icon 2100 hours Qualification icon Diploma Modules icon 21 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

DEVELOP A CAREER OR BUSINESS WITH PETS

There are lots of pet lovers but not as many qualified and knowledgeable professionals. Be at the forefront in the pet industry with a solid qualification.

  • breeding and supplying pets
  • supplying services or products to pet owners.

Grow your awareness of the pet industry and opportunities to move forward after your studies.
Through networking, and developing a heightened awareness of the industry; you will expand the scope of opportunity for a bright future working with pets.

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning


A GREAT HOME STUDY COURSE FOR THE DOG LOVER

Do you love dogs?  ... We do.

Our animal specialist course developers have designed a fantastic practical program to take you through all general aspects dog care. You will learn the science of dog care as you learn about anatomy, physiology, nutrition and heath. Consider practical strategies for breeding and develop an opinion about breeding overall. Recognise breeds and their characteristics and apply relevant practical training tips to work with those breeds effectively.
 
Use the experience of your tutor and their industry knowledge to answer the questions you've always wanted to ask!
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UNDERSTANDING DOG PSYCHOLOGY
Develop your understanding of canine psychology and your ability to apply that to the handling of a variety of breeds and in a number of situations.
  • A course developed for anyone working with dogs.
  • Are you involved in dog training?
  • Do you want to understand more about how your dog thinks? 
Do you understand why your dog behaves the way it does?
An understanding of canine psychology and behaviour is vitally important for anyone who works with dogs or keeps them as a companion animal. Understanding how the domesticated dog has developed anatomically and physiologically from its wild counterpart, the wolf, will helps us to understand behaviours commonly seen in today’s domesticated dog and therefore allows us to provide an environment in which the dog remains a happy and healthy companion.
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LEARN HOW TO CARE FOR CATS

If you're thinking about cat care specifically as a new income stream or employment option, this course will assist you to demonstrate your ability to work with cats and understand the industry without question.

Domestic Cat Care is a comprehensive 100 hour course covering all aspects of diet and nutrition, preventative health care and treating illnesses, understanding feline behaviour, breeding, business planning and more..! 


Developed with the feline professional or cat enthusiast in mind, the course will take you through an experiential learning experience designed to help you develop knowledge and skills to work with cats confidently. 


You will complete set tasks and projects thus enabling you to be familiar with the scope of the industry and the services available. 

If you're thinking about cat care specifically as a new income stream or employment option, this course will assist you to demonstrate your ability to work with cats and understand the industry without question. 


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LEARN HOW TO PROPERLY CARE FOR PETS - HOME STUDY

If you are an animal lover, you will want to give your pets the best care possible

Like our human family members, pets don't come with an instruction book. Completing this course will give you a sound introduction to caring for a wide variety of different pets, whether they have legs or wings, scales or fins.

This course has been developed by highly qualified and experienced professionals including Veterinary Surgeons, a former wildlife park manager, and university lecturers, who will also support your learning as tutors. 
 
 
The course provides an outstanding opportunity to extend your knowledge, perspective 
and capacity to care for all types of pets.

 
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RAISE POULTRY FOR MEAT OR EGGS

This courses covers all aspects of poultry care and management, relevant to keeping poultry either as an amateur or for commercial purposes.
Poultry are one type of farm animal that can be raised on a small property, just as easily as a large property. They are a vital part of Permaculture systems; and an important sector of large scale commercial farming worldwide.
The course content and principles of poultry husbandry contained in this course are relevant to either situation.

Many people cannot afford to take time off work to study at university or agricultural college. The value in studying individual modules like this is that you will be guided in your studies by highly qualified and experienced tutors at a fraction of the real cost of attending university.

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Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

 

LEARN ALL ABOUT THE CARE OF ANIMALS

Become a Professional Animal Carer through Distance Learning.


If you already know your discipline and industry, you have a head start on being a successful animal care specialist.

This course is designed to "top up" the skills you already have; giving you expanded skills you can offer employers or clients; and new ways of applying the knowledge you already have in an industry you already know.

Add training or health concepts and practical skills to your existing skills, to broaden business opportunities or attractiveness to employers.

You don't need to commit to a degree to be an Animal Care Professional
Many Animal Care professionals are in fact not qualified at all
Success in Animal Care comes by having up to date, useable skills; good networking (contacts with industry) and being sensitive to the needs of owners and their pets.

What is a Proficiency Award?

a type of “specialist” certificate;
a way of topping up an existing degree or diploma with professional training that gives your employablilty a quantum leap forward;
designed to provide a qualification to reflect “knowledge or skills” in a specialised area.
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