Advanced Certificate in Animal Welfare

3 modules

300 hours

Have you ever looked at the conditions an animal has been living in and wanted to make a change? With this course learn to care for the health and wellbeing of all kinds of animals.

This Certificate will allow you to gain the skills required to properly care for any type of animals wellbeing and make that change in the world you wish to see.

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:

  • People passionate about animal rights
  • People concerned about animal welfare

100% Online

Delivered online to suit your schedule and lifestyle, this comprehensive Animal Welfare certificate is perfect for anyone wanting to learn the skills required to open up opportunities in industries which care about the protection and wellbeing of domestic or wild animals.

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 Welfare.

Career prospects

Where could you work?

  • Animal welfare inspector
  • Animal rescue officer
  • Animal welfare organisations
  • Animal sanctuary
  • Veterinary assistant

Course modules

This course is comprised of 3 modules:

  • Animal Healthcare
  • Animal Welfare
  • 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:

  • Animal psychology and sentience
  • Managing animal welfare
  • Animal protection services
  • Animal health services
  • Animal welfare for pets
  • Animals in sport
  • Animal welfare for farm animals
  • Animal welfare wildlife

Elective modules to choose from

  • Vertebrate zoology
  • Animal diseases
  • Animal feed and nutrition
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Natural health care for animals

“I have found the course to be a great deal of help with trying to get into the animal industry. I have also found my tutors comments of great help. Would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to get into the animal industry.”


“Very happy with how my work is being marked. I am enjoying my course, and have learnt a lot of new things that are valuable to know considering I have a lot of animals and is useful information for me to know.”


“I would recommend this course to anybody who is interested in animals, has animals and/or likes to work with animals. This is something I can use for the rest of my life and I can also use this basic knowledge for further study.”


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

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