Certificate II in Animal Care Online
Do you love animals? Transform your passion into a fulfilling career. Earn a nationally recognised ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care online with Swinburne Open Education.
Course code: ACM20121
Delivery mode: Online
Course duration: 12 months
Qualification: Certificate II
Eligibility: This course is not available to International students
Nationally recognised: Yes
Structured Workplace Learning and Assessment: Yes
Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
Online quizzes, including multiple choice and short answer questions
Portfolio of evidence, written reports & case studies
Video and audio role plays and demonstrations
Study online to gain a Certificate II in Animal Care (ACM20121) with Swinburne Open Education. This online animal care course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to provide care for pets and other animals.
You will develop an understanding of the key necessities of animal care, from proper feeding, appropriate hygiene practices, to emergency response.
You will learn animal health care, basic procedures of treatments, infection control, animal enrichment and providing basic animal first aid.
You will also learn administrative work in the animal care industry, for example, how to maintain records, provide reception services and communicate with colleagues and customers.
You will develop and apply your practical skills through Structured Workplace Learning and Assessment (SWLA) and build your industry relationships.
This nationally recognised certificate will qualify you to provide care for animals in pet shops, animal shelters, kennels, catteries, sanctuaries or veterinary clinics. You can turn your passion for animals into a career in the growing animal care industry, working as an animal attendant, an animal carer or a customer service staff in the animal care environment.
Maintain work/ life balance with flexible online study, allowing you to continue in a current role.
This course is not available to International students.
Skills you'll learn
How to work with people and animals in the care industry
Animal industry related administration
Practical feeding and hygiene skills
Emergency response and first aid
Pet shop customer service staff
Pet care customer service staff
Why study Certificate II in Animal Care online
Turn your passion for animals into a career in the growing animal care industry, working as an animal attendant, an animal carer or a customer service staff in the animal care environment.
Develop an understanding of the key necessities of animal care, from proper feeding, appropriate hygiene practices, to emergency response.
Learn animal health care, basic procedures of treatments, infection control, animal enrichment and providing basic animal first aid.
Flexible online study, allowing you to continue in your current role.
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Download your free online course guide
Enter your details and the Swinburne Open team will send you a free course guide with the info to get started. An Enrolment Consultant will be in touch to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have.
Once you have enrolled in this course, you can access our online platform and start with the first module. You will need to complete a module and then the next module becomes available to you.
This online course contains 12 online modules, which have been designed to cover the following units of competency, including 7 core units and 5 elective units. This animal care course contains an introductory module and 104 hours of Structured Work Learning and Assessment (SWLA).
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