Advanced Certificate in Animal Care

3 modules

300 hours

Animal service is one of the most popular and sought after types of employment. With so many different avenues to choose from we have the ideal starting point to building the fundamental skills to start your journey in Animal Care.

Designed for students that have not completed any previous studies in Veterinary training, the Animal care certificate is perfect for anyone wanting to learn the skills required for Animal Care to open up opportunities in industries such as animal day care, animal grooming and veterinary clinics.

Course overview

Payment options

This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan for $25 per week. It also qualifies for a discount for upfront payments.

Course duration

This course is made up of 3 in-depth modules and make up 20 lessons. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 300 hours of study. There is an option to reduce modules from this program to suit your needs.

Tutor support

You are studying online – but you are not studying alone. Our tutor support service comes with all of our courses and is available to you 24 hours, 7 days a week.


A Certificate of attainment will be issued upon completion of your course.

24/7 Access

Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to fit your study in with your schedule.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

Course details

This course is ideal for:

  • Animal lovers
  • Beginners with no study experience

100% Online

This course has been designed by industry professionals to kick start your journey into the world of animals and is delivered online to suit your lifestyle and allow you to study at your own pace.

Develop the core knowledge to elevate you to stand out in a very competitive and sought after industry. Gain the confidence and knowledge to begin work or start a business in a field you are passionate about so going to work never feels like a job again.

Career prospects

Where could you work?

  • Pet groomer
  • Animal trainer
  • Pet shop assistant
  • Animal shelter worker
  • Veterinary clinic worker
  • Animal breeder
  • Dog walking
  • Animal day care

Course modules

This course is comprised of 3 modules:

  • Animal Healthcare
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 elective module of your choice


Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted and marked by the school’s tutors before it is returned to you with any comments, feedback and if necessary, extra reading.

Topics that will be covered in the Animal Healthcare module include:

  • Common health problems
  • Signs of ill health
  • Veterinary facilities
  • Safety procedures
  • Administration of animal health
  • First aid and preventative health care
  • Routine treatments
  • Health problems in house pets
  • Rehabilitation care

Topics that will be covered in the Animal Welfare module include:

  • Genetics and behaviour
  • Animal perception and behaviour
  • Behaviour and the environment
  • Social behaviour learning
  • Handling animals
  • Behaviour problems

Elective modules to choose from

  • Animal grooming
  • Dog Care
  • Dog Psychology
  • Poultry
  • Pet Care
  • Aviculture (Bird Keeping)
  • Aquarium Keeping
  • Domestic Cat Care

“I found the course to be well written and explained. Any queries I had were answered quickly, and the staff to be very friendly and helpful. In all, the course has been invaluable. I am a little sad it is near the end as I have enjoyed the whole course.”

S. Cosbie-Ross

“Undertaking research reinforces learning, and it makes me learn more than I would on the course notes alone. The tutor’s comments are very useful. He also provides links to interesting materials relative to my course.”


“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.”


Gain the Advanced Certificate in Animal Care for only $25 per week

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