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ANCN1013 – Certificate in Animal Care

Gain the Foundation skills and knowledge to provide the best care for Companion Animals

Whether you’re currently working with animals, looking to work with animals in the future, or simply love animals and want to provide them with the best care possible; this is the course for you. Our companion animal care course is a great way to work toward your goals and improve your skills in caring for companion animals.

 

You will start off by studying the science behind how the body works; and then receive a broad understanding of the theory behind many the aspects of pet care, including diet, environment, hygiene, training, safe handling and recognising common health issues.

 

The course covers a variety of pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, rodents and fish.

 

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Key benefits

  • Understand the basic care of dogs, including nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and preventative health care.
  • Learn about key concepts which are required by dog groomers including basic anatomy, hygiene, tools & equipment and handling.
  • Get your foot in the door of the growing grooming industry.
  • Gain a diploma which has been developed by grooming experts.

Course summary

Investment: $495 + GST or from only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.  Get started now by clicking here.

 

Assessments: 10 modules / 10 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

 

Duration: 100 hours (approximately 10 hours per module).  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

 

Start date: Get instant access to your course

 

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

 

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

 

Course Level: 4

This course is designed for

  • People who want to work in animal care
  • Responsible pet owners
  • Anybody considering pursuing work in a veterinary clinic

Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s Animal Care graduates regularly start their own businesses or are employed by animal care businesses. On completion of this course, you can expect to hold job titles such as:

 

  • Animal welfare officer
  • Groomer
  • Pet Shop staff member
  • Vet assistant
  • Animal Trainer

Career Projections

The availability of animal care-related roles in New Zealand is expected to increase resulting in 150 job openings over the next 5 years.  The salary ranges for Animal Care related work is between $37,000 – $55,000 per year.

Sources: Pay Scale NZ, Careers.govt.nz

Our students say

★★★★★ “Very impressed with the course, it made a lot of sense. My tutor is always there whenever I need help!” Harriet Gregory

Following these modules

ANCG108 – Introduction to Animal Care
ANCG117 – Anatomy and Physiology
ANCG118 – Husbandry of Dogs
ANCG164 – Husbandry of Other Species
ANCG177 – Common Diseases of Dogs
ANCG179 – Common Diseases of Other Species
ANCG188 – First Aid, Accidents and Emergencies
ANCG189 – Handling and Safety
ANCG190 – Veterinary Health Care and Procedures
ANCG191 – Training and Behaviour

Eden – Animal Care Tutor

Eden loves animals, and thought that The Career Academy would be the perfect place to help others grow their passion for animals as well. During her study at Unitec – Eden spent some time studying the fascinating behaviour of the baboons at Auckland Zoo. Fortunately, the other tutors at The Career Academy are both friendlier and better behaved, and she loves the community spirit around the office.

Of course, it’s the students that make it worth getting up in the morning. ‘It’s awesome when students add their own experiences to their assignments,’ and she especially loves to hear the stories about people’s pets.

When the last assignment is marked, Eden relaxes with horse riding and reading (but thankfully not at the same time).

Meet Your Course Tutors

Our tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. Students receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Yash

Yash (Accounting Tutor)

It was such a challenging journey with The Career Academy. The program that I took was not really as easy as I imagined but they made sure that the students will really understand the course. My favorite tutor was Yash Mittal, his feedback were encouraging and gave me so much inspiration and more determination to finish my course.

Ginneth V

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Mitali (Accounting Tutor)

It was really great to work with Career Academy. The tutors helped me finish the course in a reasonably short time. I am proud of my achievement and am probably continuing my studies at a career academy. Thank you all my tutors:Tracy, Eden, Mitali, Bhavic 

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Jessica (Administration Tutor)

I made a decision to diversify my skillset and jumped on the Career Academy medical reception course. From the very beginning I knew I had the support network I needed to succeed in this course. The tutors are available for any questions and give helpful feedback. I have especially appreciated the help of Jessica Duiker who has encouraged me to continue to do the best I can with each assessment. Studying at home during COVID19 has been a great use of my downtime. I'll come out of this with a fresh new qualification and ready to get back into the workforce.

Hannah T

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Melissa (Administration Tutor)

Melissa was very helpful in answering my questions . This course suits my circumstances and the value for money is resonable.

Albert

Upnesh

Upnesh (Accounting Tutor)

Thank you Upnesh Prasad for your colorful and positive feedback.
This gave me a fresh boost for further study.

Tatjana

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Sumit (Accounting Tutor)

I love my bookkeeper course. It's so easy to navigate through. The teachers are amazing! They give you the motivation to reach your next module, special thanks to Sumit Sahi, his support was essential to make me feel confidence from the beginning to the end! I hardly recommend this course if you seeking to improve your Bookkeeping skills.

Caro C

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Katie (Psychology Tutor)

I’m very happy with Career Academy.My tutor Katie McBain always give me a fast and detailed professional feedback of my assignments.
Thank you Katie.

Mary C

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Bhavik (Accounting Tutor)

Very good tutor support, thank you Bhavik Daya!
My first assignment was assessed very promptly and with very well explained errors and where I needed to reinforce my knowledge.
I got some good energy for further study.

Tatjana

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Bethan (Accounting Tutor)

I have received a few feedbacks from my tutors since now and must admit the best and the most motivating was from Bethan Hart. Bethan very carefully and deeply analyzed and summarize my work, giving me wonderful and encouraging words at the end. Her positive attitude really motivated me to keep my online study and convinced to work even harder. Maria K.

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Blessing (Accounting Tutor)

I am enjoying my course. Blessing helps me when I need help. Overall I would recommend others to study with The Career Academy and would do future studies.

Monuina L

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Tracey (Accounting Tutor)

Thank you Tracey Annan for your objective grade on my Myob payroll assignment. I can learn from my mistakes. I think it’s good to do something wrong so we can study more closely and learn more.

Sujatha

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Awais (Accounting Tutor)

I am satisfied with the quality of the course and specially with the tutor Awais Khan who is helping me.

Ines N

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Rachel (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)

Really enjoying my course. The feedback is great. My tutor Rachel is wonderful and always there if I need her. I’m working on my last assignment now and considering taking another course.

 

Sinead

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Eden (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)

I am finding the material in this course very helpful and most interesting. The best part is the positive feedback and support that I have received from my tutors Rachael and Eden. Can’t wait to study something new.

Joshua S

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Bess (Psychology Tutor)

My tutor Bess is always encouraging, supportive and i love her feed back especially when she encourages me to eloborate my answer to a question, she helps me have another go. I so appreciate her positive criticisms which helps me grow in understanding. The online course and material is easy to surf and understand. Brilliant CustomerCare with the help box, prompt and very communicative. I'm already utilized some of the teaching. Thank you everyone from The Career Academy studing is another opportunity for me to grow and open new doors career wise. 😎🤗😁

Josie I

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Ridge (Accounting Tutor)

I enjoyed studying with the Career Academy for an Advanced Certificate in MYOB.The content was easy to understand and the instructions easy to follow as well.The timely response from tutors was exceptional,the help i received from my tutor Ridge Selvaraj was incredible,he was always helpful and even when l asked for explanations regarding the assessments his response was always clear and precise.Thank you for your assistance

Noreen

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Becky (Administration Tutor)

It was wonderful experience studied with career academy.I admire both Jessica Duiker and Becky caulfield.They have done amazing job.Really helpful and check each and every part of assessment.I really appreciate Becky caulfield's participation by replying back to even in student discussion.Also, help desk (receptionist) is admirable for their quick responses.Well done team!!

Amarjot K

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Louise (Administration Tutor)

I am loving my course so far it has alot more content than i thought it would the assinments are challenging the tutors have been great (louise) gives great feedback and lets you know on areas you need to improve on or have done well on overall i am very happy with the course

Niamh S

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