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If you love animals and aim to build a career that allows you to work alongside them daily, this Pet Care course is the perfect choice to make you stand out from your competitors.

"I am absolutely loving studying with Online Courses Australia! I really love being able to study where and when I want. I would recommend studying with Online Courses Australia if you want to learn at your own pace and get quality assistance." - Erin

This industry-leading Pet Care course offers you the important foundational knowledge to work with or keep pets.  Aside from introducing you to a variety of common pet species, you’ll also learn about the law and licensing requirements, animal charities and societies (e.g. Blue Cross).  Focusing on common pets such as cats, dogs and rabbits you'll learn to identify signs of ill health in pets, serious health problems in domestic pets and when to seek help from a qualified professional.  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. 

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Pet Care covers a range of topics associated with taking care of animals 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 pet care.  

This course comprises of 8 topics:

  • 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

Each topic presents an informative and interactive guide that will ultimately assist your learning of this topic. At the end of each topic, you will find a series of Self-Assessment tasks that have been designed to test your understanding.  It is recommended that you complete these tasks for your self-enrichment and career development.

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Why students love learning with us
We don't use dense academic text books. Instead, we design digestible step-by-step modules and high-quality video sessions, backed by 24/7 tutorial support. The lessons are all taught on demand, and assessments are generally short answer or multiple-choice and can be re-taken as many times as needed. They’re perfect for people with busy lives and families who want to better themselves while unlocking better opportunities.
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We are CPD endorsed. Completing CPD-endorsed learning gives you CPD Points. These points are recognised by employers. You will receive evidence of your CPD points on your Course Completion Acknowledgement and digital badge issued by Credly.
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Enrol at any time and study on your own terms. Assessments are designed to improve comprehension rather than test the recall of facts in a timed setting.
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We're here to help, whenever and wherever you need it. Access expert support from a tutor by email or phone (Mon-Fri) or reach us on live chat, 7 days a week.
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Our courses are designed in collaboration with institutions, employers and industry experts to equip you with practical, real-world skills that will advance your career and broaden your mind.
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Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a course completion acknowledgement and short form credential for: Pet Care.
Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed By Bondi Vet

Career Pathways

  • 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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Assessments are short answer and multiple choice

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