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If you love animals and your goal is to build a career that allows you to work alongside them everyday, this Certificate in Animal Health Care is the perfect choice to make you stand out from the crowd.

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Animal Health covers a range of topics associated with providing animal health care including, dogs, cats, freshwater fish, horses, reptiles and amphibians, rodents and rabbits. Get yourself ready to explore an exciting course that has been designed to incorporate both theory and practical elements of animal care. 

This Certificate in Animal Health Care offers you the important foundation knowledge to work with animals. Aside from introducing you to a variety of common pet species you’ll also learn about law and licensing requirements, animal charities and societies (e.g. Blue Cross). This is an excellent course for those starting out in a career working with animals or for those wishing to learn more about caring for their own pets. 

This fascinating course also includes our brand NEW Celebrity Mentor Series, a video learning "masterclass" hosted by Dr Kate Adams from Bondi VET.  Head veterinarian and owner of Bondi Vet, you may have seen her on TV in the hit series Bondi VET.  Dr Kate is also the Founder of Sydney tech startup, Thankly, and Director for Cannpal Pet Therapeutics. She is one of Australia’s most well known media vets and a leading expert in animal health care. Our new mentor series is designed so you can sit back, relax and enjoy a very personal tutorial with one of the industries leading experts. Check out a sneak peek here:

Industry Facts

The animal health industry is a rapidly growing profession.  According to the Government's JobOutlook website there are likely to be around 12,000 job openings over the next 5 years (that's about 2,400 a year).  Unemployment in this sector is below average with around half of all workers in a part-time role. meaning a career lends itself well to those that need flexibility.

Working in animal health care is extremely practical and hands-on.  It's suited to people that are passionate about animals, who enjoy helping or providing a service, but who are also analytical and can search for facts and follow procedures.  

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Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an OCA Certificate of Achievement in Animal Health Care Certificate.

Career Pathways

  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Animal Attendant
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Animal Carer
  • Employment at a cattery, kennel, pet shop or specialist pet service
  • Animal hospital assistant
  • Animal refuges and welfare organisations
  • Pet shop employee or business owner
  • Animal breeder
  • Animal accommodation facilities (e.g. kennels and catteries)
  • Wildlife reserves, parks and zoos
  • Farm Hand

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Are you looking for a career working with animals or simply wanting to learn more about caring for your own pets?

A course at Online Courses Australia will help you to make this a reality! We have a variety of animal health care courses to suit you. Whether you're looking to undertake a pet first aid course or even considering a career as a vet nurse, all of our certificates are offered online and at a pace that fits around your current lifestyle.

Before you begin your exciting new career, you might want to ask yourself what are some of the most important soft skills for working in the animal health care industry?

Animal Health Care Course Outlines

If you're looking to work with pets and care for them professionally in roles such as animal breeders, trainers or attendants, this is the course for you. This course will enable you to improve your career options within the animal health care industry.

In this course you'll cover topics such as:

  • Basic care for cats and dogs
  • Dog Grooming Services
  • Common Health Issues in Domestic Pets
  • Identify and Respond to Animal Behaviour
  • Basic First Aid for Animals
  • Routine Health Care for Animals
  • Rehabilitation of Domestic Animals
  • Maintain and Monitor Animal Health and Well-being
  • Common Health Problems in Farm Animals
  • Working in Veterinary Services
  • Administration Services for the Veterinary Service
  • Safety in Veterinary Services
  • A Day in the Life of A Veterinarian

Animal Health Care Career Pathways

One of the many great things about enrolling on an animal health care course is that it opens up a range of career pathways within the industry. Here we list a few potential careers in animal care:

  • Animal Breeder
  • Animal Attendant or Trainer
  • Pet Shop Assistant
  • Animal Carer
  • Employment at a cattery, kennel, pet shop or specialist pet service

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