Advanced Certificate in Animal Husbandry Online Course

From: $100.00 Inc GST $100.00 x 25 Fortnights


In this Adv Cert in Animal Husbandry, students gain a strong foundation of skills and knowledge in a wide range of areas including nutrition, feed, health care, animal anatomy and physiology in the three core modules.  A choice of one elective from a range allows students to gain specific husbandry and management skills in cattle, sheep, poultry or pigs.

There are 4 modules in this course:

1. Animal Husbandry A (Anatomy & Physiology)

    • Introduction to cells & tissues
    • The Digestive System
    • The Circulatory System
    • The Urinary System
    • The Nervous System
    • Respiration
    • The Reproductive System
    • Muscles & Meat
    • The Skeleton
    • Animal Growth, Development, and the Endocrine System
    • Comparing Different Animals

2. Animal Husbandry B (Animal Health)

    • Introduction to Animal Health
    • Signs & Symptoms of Diseases
    • Disease Classification
    • Causes and Diagnosis of Disease
    • Treatment of Disease
    • Inflammation
    • Fever and Immunity
    • Tissue Repair
    • Wounds
    • Cell changes

3. Animal Husbandry C (Feed and Nutrition)

    • Introduction to Animal Foods
    • Food Components – Carbohydrates and Fats
    • Food Components – Proteins, Minerals, and Trace Elements
    • Evaluating Foods and Digestibility
    • Classifying Foods (Part A)
    • Classifying Foods (Part B)
    • Classifying Foods (Part C)
    • Calculating Rations (Part A)
    • Calculating Rations (Part B)
    • Calculating Rations (Part C)

4. Suggested Electives: Choose ONE

    • Beef Cattle
    • Calf Rearing
    • Goat Husbandry
    • Sheep Husbandry
    • Poultry
    • Pigs (Swine) Husbandry
    • Horse Breeding
    • Animal Breeding

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It’s okay if you don’t want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.


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.