Advanced Certificate in Pet Care Online Course

From: $100.00 Inc GST $100.00 x 25 Fortnights


Learn more on how to give proper care to your pets; dogs, cats, fish, birds, roddents, rabbits. Providing them with nutritious healthy food & proper hygiene.

This online course is designed for students who want to learn Breeding, Feeding, Grooming, Skin care, Exercise & Behaviour of their pets.  Students may choose two electives from a range of specialised modules including Animal Behaviour, Cat Psychology and Training, Dog Psychology and Training, Herpetology and Ornithology. Students wishing to start their own business are advised to choose Starting a Small Business as one of their elective.

There are 4 modules in this course:

1. Pet Care

This course provides a sound introduction to caring for a wide variety of different pets including dogs, cats, fish, birds, rabbits, rodents, reptiles and amphibians. Examined within the course are aspects of pet care such as ideal diets & food, care of coats, feathers, hair etc, enclosures such as tanks etc, care of litters and young animals and more.

2. Animal Health Care

This introductory course is designed to give you practical understanding of common veterinary nursing procedures. This course is suitable for anyone looking for a ‘foot in the door’ job with a veterinary clinic and who intends to go on and do further study, or even for those interested in basic animal care.

By studying this course, you will gain valuable experience in understanding many aspects of Animal Health Care. Careerline Courses recommends that any student interested in pursuing an animal care career engage in ongoing volunteer work to gain the necessary practical experience.

3. Electives (Choose Two)


Your Tutor

Dr. Karin Dreyer-Haasbroek B.V.S. M.Sc. (Parasitology)
Karin Haasbroek

Karin’s love and passion for animals stem from growing up on a farm in South Africa. After gaining her Veterinary Science degree she worked in mixed general practice while completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Living and working in South Africa exposed Karin to a vast range of experiences in the clinical veterinary field: treating patients ranging from marmoset monkeys to lions to the everyday cat, dog or horse. Two years as a Laboratory Vet resulted in helping farmers tackling livestock health problems in a variety of farm production systems. Since her move to Western Australia with her family, Karin has been working in a small animal practice.

During her 20 years as a vet, she has been involved in several research projects and the tutoring of students in various fields of animal science. She enjoys mentoring students and sharing her knowledge and she loves helping students flourish and realise their full potential.