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The Veterinary Assistant and Welfare Bundle prepares you to work closely with veterinarians to provide both routine and emergency care. This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to work with animals in a variety of roles in the industry. You may perform tasks such as feeding animals, monitoring their weight, cleaning their cages, administering medications, and nursing the animal after procedures. This online course offers you the different critical skill sets and competencies to become a confident and effective support worker in animal care.
Our animal and welfare courses will equip you with the necessary skills to deliver care in a veterinary clinic and provide administration and support services within a clinic or animal health organisation. As part of this course bundle you will complete the following 7 courses:
This bundle will not only save you over $700, it will give you the career boost you are looking for.
As part of this course bundle you are also completing our Veterinary Assistant Advanced Certificate, so you will receive this bonus Certificate too!
This industry leading 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:
There has never been a better time to work in the vet nursing industry. According to the Government's JobOutlook website there is strong growth with around 9,000 job openings over the next 5 years (that's about 1,800 a year). Veterinary nurses have prospects all over Australia and New Zealand, including strong demand in regional areas. A career in this industry also offers plenty of part time opportunities with around half of all vet nurses employed on a part time basis.
Working in veterinary nursing 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. The role includes tasks such as holding animals to allow veterinarians to conduct examinations, giving medicines to animals and providing advice and care to both animal patients and owners.
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There are no formal requirements to do this course.
This Veterinary Assistant and Welfare Course Bundle is designed for people with little or no prior experience in the animal industry who would like to start a career as a full-time or part-time veterinary assistant or nurse. The course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.
To successfully complete this course, a student must:
Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
Be a self-directed learner
Possess sound language and literacy skills
This 7 Certificate Course Bundle is broken down into 5 learning modules:
Module One: Pet Care
An Introduction to Pet Care
Provide Basic Care for Domestic Cats
Provide Basic Care for Domestic Dogs
Provide Basic Care for Freshwater Fish
Provide Basic Care for Birds
Provide Basic Care for Reptiles and Amphibians
Provide Basic Care for Rodents and Rabbits
Provide Dog Grooming Service
Module Two: Animal Health Care
Taking Care of your Animals
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
Module Three: Animal Diseases
Assist in Health Care of Animals
Veterinary Diagnostic Sample Collection
Comply with Infection Control Policies and Procedures in Animal Work
Controlling Bacterial and Fungal Diseases in Animals
Implementing Animal Health Control Programs
Provide Nutritional Advice and Support for Animals
Domestic Animal Toxicology
Inherited Disorders of Dogs, Cats and Horses
Other Conditions and Disorders
Module Four: Animal Welfare
Implementing Animal Health Control Program
Managing Animal Welfare Needs
Complying with Animal Welfare Requirements
Apply Principles of Animal Behaviour
Apply Animal Welfare and Handling Requirements
Rescue Animals and Apply Basic First Aid
Animal Welfare for Wild Animals: Free and Captive
Animal Health Information Resources
Caring for Young Animals
Animal Welfare for Farm Animals
Module Five: Animal Conservation
Introduction to Wildlife Conservation
Recovery of Threatened Species
Approaches to Conservation of Threatened Wildlife
Vegetation (Flora) Surveys
Planning for Wildlife
Introduction to Wildlife Management
Introduction to Wildlife Ecology
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Do you see yourself working alongside a veterinarian, providing pet care and compassion to both animals and owners? A course in Veterinary Assistant Advanced Certificate introduces you to the fascinating world of vet nursing, where you can turn your compassion for animals into a rewarding career.
What is a typical day like in the life of a veterinarian?
True animal lovers will appreciate this course because it gives them an opportunity to pursue a career within animal welfare agencies such as the RSPCA. You’ll learn to recognise common health problems, animal behaviour, and signs of ill health. Your skills will help to assist in veterinary facilities, understand safety and pet first aid, administration of animal health, preventative health care, routine health treatments, health problems in domestic pets and rehabilitation care.
Some typical careers in Animal Care include:
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