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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- 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.
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.
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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
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
- Pet Shop staff member
- Vet assistant
- Animal Trainer
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
★★★★★ “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).
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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.
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.
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.
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