QPHC1002 – Certificate in Animal Care & Certificate in Caring for Dogs

Take your next step to working with dogs!

Whether you are a responsible dog owner, you want to enter the dog care industry, or you already work in a dog care related business; this course will provide you with essential knowledge to improve your ability to care for canines. Become a skilled dog owner, improve your ability to work within the volunteer field, or gain important skills to work in any dog related industry.

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Key Benefits

  • Describe the basic care of dogs, including nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and preventative health care.
  • Gain an understanding of the common diseases of dogs.
  • Learn the basic characteristics of different breeds of dog, and how the suitability of breeds can differ.
  • Get a foot in the door of the competitive dog care industry
  • Provide your own dogs with the best care possible.
  • Identify common signs of ill health
  • Develop a broader awareness of health issues in domestic pets
  • Examine the basic biology and structure of animals
  • Learn basic fundamental theories behind training and handling companion animals.

This course is designed for

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

Your tutor – Eden

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).

Nicole Pilkington – Pet and Animal Care Tutor

Nicole has over 25 years experience working as a Veterinary Nurse. She has worked in various Veterinary clinics, Emergency hospitals where at one of them she held a practice management role. Nicole has trained and mentored many people that have been interested in a career in the Veterinary nursing and Animal care Industry. Training, behaviour of puppies is something that she has a lot of experience with. She has a passion for animals and teaching. Being able to share this with others is what she enjoys the most.

Course Summary

Investment: $995 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan. Get started now by clicking here.

 

Assessments: 19 modules / 19 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments

 

Duration: 190 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

 

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

 

Course Level: 4

Caring for dogs covers nine modules

ANCG149 – Introduction to Dog Care
ANCG114 – Canine Biology
ANCG125 – Dog Health – Part 1
ANCG126 – Dog Health – Part 2
ANCG131 – Exploring Dog Breeds
ANCG124 – Dog Breeding
ANCG123 – Dog Behaviour and Training
ANCG137 – Grooming Dogs
ANCG154 – Other Dog Services

Animal Care Covers ten 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

This course is accredited by ICOES

ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that establishes, monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

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

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