ANCN1002 - Certificate in Animal Behaviour

Rated 4.17 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

Learn about the psychology of animals

Understand animals and what causes them to act the way they do. You’ll gain a sound foundation for dealing with animals in any situation and be able to put them at ease. Ideal for pet owners, breeders and pet shop staff, through to animal welfare officers, zoo workers and carers. Perfect if you want to start a business doing animal training, grooming or dog walking, or if you would like to volunteer at an animal shelter.

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Key benefits

  • Learn to manage dogs, cats and other animals, whether as pets or working animals
  • Help train working animals such as blind dogs, sniffer dogs or sheep dogs
  • Lay the foundation for a career change
  • Better understand your family pets
  • Take the first step towards working with animals professionally!

What our students say:

★★★★★ "The course content is extremely interesting. I am really happy with this course." - Corrine Trevena

We make donations to SPCA  on completion!

Course tutor: Katie Fasher

Katie studied the Bachelor of Veterinary Science, covering all aspects of animal knowledge from basic animal care, to surgery and training ranging from farm animals to exotic pets. She has had experience in veterinary clinics of all types and has volunteered with a range of animal charities including de-sexing stray dogs in Samoa.

Katie’s pride and joy are her two dogs Oggy and Merlin. She enjoys oil-painting, playing the piano, sewing clothes, reading and playing sports. Katie finds her work at The Career Academy rewarding and enjoys giving feedback and supporting students. Katie enjoys learning from the students as the students learn for themselves.

Eight comprehensive modules

ANCG146 - Animal Influences and Motivation
ANCG133 - Genetics and Behaviour
ANCG105 - Animal Perception and Behaviour
ANCG107 - Behaviour and the Environment
ANCG167 - Animal Social Behaviour
ANCG151 - Animal Conditioning and Learning
ANCG142 - Handling Animals
ANCG109 - Behavioural Problems

Course summary

Investment: $495 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.

Assessments: 8 modules / 8 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone.

Duration: 80 hours (approximately 10 hours per module).  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.

Course Level: 4

Complimentary eBook:

Animal Psychology: How does your dog see? Why does your cat behave the way it does? How do animals communicate? Uncover the answers in this fascinating eBook on Animal Psychology. A must read for animal lovers, you’ll learn about animal behaviour, perception, cognition, communication and how to manage behaviour.

6 reviews for Certificate in Animal Behaviour (Psychology of Animals)

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    Erin May Luise McKenzie

    I could do it at my own pace. Sometimes it took too long for my assessments to be marked.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maya Tooley-Taiuru

    I chose to go through the career academy because it was a perfect way for me to be able to study from home and be able to pay off weekly was fantastic and made it the perfect choice for me. Once I adjusted to the online format of learning I’ve really enjoyed it.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Corrine Trevena

    I had a little trouble with this course in the beginning as it was taking over a week – sometimes up to three – to get my assessments back, which caused quite a delay. It’s been sorted out since then and has been much better. The course content is extremely interesting. I am really happy with this course.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Annaleise Campbell

    I learned a lot of new stuff and am finding it pretty reasonable in terms of difficulty. Tutors give good feedback and are pretty fast.

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    Erin May Luise McKenzie

    I could do it at my own pace. Sometimes it took too long for my assessments to be marked.

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