Shopping Cart
 

Hrs: 9.00 – 5.00 M – F  |  1300172882  |  info@careerlinecourses.com

  |

Students

Want to chat?

Phone: 1300 172 882
Email: info@careerlinecourses.com

Social

Pet Therapy (Animal-assisted) Course Online

Get Free Course Info

We respect your time & privacy. We won't call you unless you ask. To book a free no pressure chat please schedule a time here:

100% Online Certificate

1-on-1 Tutor Support

Any Device, Any Time

Self Paced Study

Pet therapy is an effective tool based on the long history of animals and humans co-existing as comforting and caring companions. Everyone needs a little help sometimes, whether it is for physical, emotional, or mental ailments. Therapy pets provide extensive benefits for physical and mental wellbeing to their owners, supporting and encouraging positive interactions and activities leading to significant improvement in overall health.

You will learn:

    • Explain the nature of pet therapy and determine where it may be used as a therapeutic tool.
    • Explain how pets can contribute to a person’s wellbeing as a companion or working animal.
    • Determine how to work with animals effectively and appropriately in a therapeutic situation.
    • Discuss ways in which this can be used for people with psychological conditions.
    • Discuss ways in which this can be used for people with physical disabilities.
    • Discuss ways in which this can be used for children of different ages and circumstances.
    • Discuss ways in which this can be used for older people in different circumstances.
    • Plan the establishment and operation of a pet therapy service.

Detailed Course Outline

This course is made up a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 8 lessons in this course:

1. Scope and Nature of Pet Therapy

    • Introduction to Pet Therapy
    • Animal and Human Relationships
    • Animal Assisted Therapy
    • Animal Assisted Activities
    • Animals Used in Pet Therapy
    • Scientific Research Supporting Pet Therapy
    • Tension and Stress
    • Depression and Anxiety
    • Touch, Affection and Companionship
    • Immune System Response and Pain Control
    • Cancer Patients, Palliative Care and Heart Disease
    • Healthier Lifestyles, Structure and Routine
    • Benefits for Older People
    • Pet Therapy and Children
    • Negative Effects of Pet Therapy on People
    • Negative Impacts on Pets and Animals
    • Cultural Differences

2. Mental Health and Physical Assistance

    • Pet Therapy Research and Mental Health Conditions Introduction
    • Agitation and Cognitive Impairments
    • Depression
    • Schizophrenia
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Stress
    • Human-Animal Interactions
    • Bonding
    • Warning and Protection
    • Transport and Carriage
    • Working Animals

3. Working with animals

    • Introduction to working animals.
    • Factors for Consideration
    • Human Safety
    • Client Possessive Behaviour and Bonding
    • Animal Health and Welfare
    • Animal Behaviour
    • Resources and Legalities
    • Animal Species
    • Large, Medium and Small Animals
    • Suitability to the Client
    • Therapy Settings
    • Preparing Clients and Animals for a Session

4. Applications for people with mental health conditions

    • Mental Health Conditions
    • Mood Disoders
    • Anxiety
    • Social Phobias
    • Depression
    • Developmental Disorders
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Austism Spectrum Disorder
    • Austism Assistance Dogs
    • The Stress Response
    • Panic Attacks
    • Other Animal Contributions to Mental Wellbeing (Pleasure, Motivation and Exercise)

5. Applications for people with disabilities

    • Benefits of an Animal-assisted Therapy Program for People with Disabilities
    • Service Assistance Animals
    • Guide Dogs
    • Hearing Dogs
    • Seizure Alert Dogs
    • Diabetic Alert Dogs
    • Allergy Detection Dogs
    • Mobility Assistance Dogs
    • Physiotherapy Assistance Dogs
    • Summary

6. Applications for Children

    • Therapy and Children Introduction
    • Difficulties of Therapy with Children
    • Developing Empathy
    • The Benefits of Therapy for Children
    • Children with ADHD
    • Children with Autism

7. Applications for Older People

    • Specific Applications of Therapy for Elderly
    • Grief and Loss
    • Physical Activity
    • Stress, Blood Pressure and Anxiety
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • When The Owner Can No Longer Care for the Animal

8. Establishing a Pet Therapy Service

    • As a Business
    • Planning Your Service
    • Which Animal is Most Suitable
    • Client Group
    • Timeline
    • Marketing Your Services
    • Data Protection and Privacy
    • Veterinarians
    • Other Services
    • Free or Paid For Services
    • Insurance
    • Business Plan
    • Buying an Existing Business
    • Animal Welfare Considerations
    • Remaining Competitive

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.

 

Enrol Now

Select your payment plan below. Complete checkout and we will then process your enrolment.

Clear

Course  Info

Additional information

Duration

Exam

Tutor Support

Qualification

Additional information

Duration

Exam

Tutor Support

Qualification

Zeefi 600

Study Now Pay Later

Now you can study the course you want without it breaking the bank!

Flexibility You Need

We understand what you need. We offer flexible payment terms, flexible study options while giving you the structure to succeed.

1-on-1 Support

Our tutors are the best, handpicked not only for their expertise but for their passion to share and help others learn and grow.

Easy Study Schedule

Our courses are self paced. You set your own study schedule to fit around your life. Study from home on any device, at anytime!

F.A.Q's

Yes! Our courses are designed specifically for that.  You can study our courses from nearly anywhere in Australia or even globally. You will need an internet connection and a connected device.

Don’t Panic!  It’s ok, many of our students left school a long time ago, and many others are still new to online learning. We will help you each step along the way from enrolment, course access, completing your first module, getting your feedback and contacting your support tutor.  We understand that it might not feel familiar to you, but we’re here to help.

Study with us is self-paced so that should generally be fine. But if you’ll be taking a few months off, it is best to contact Student Services so we can put your account on hold.  We allow a one-time course suspension (free of charge) of up to 6 months, depending on the student’s course end date.

We accept enrolments all year round, thus our motto “Anytime, Anywhere”. Students can start their course upon enrolment or put it off at a later date. However, please do note that the courses have set end dates. If you’re starting at a later date, please let us know.

Yes, please scroll down to the bottom of the page for all of our payment options.

Yes this course is self paced.  Work at your speed through the material.  We have found students do best when submitting only one assignment at a time and waiting for feedback before submitting the next.

We allow 24 months duration within which you may finish the course within your own timeframe.

Payment Options 

Flexible Payment Plan

Pet Therapy Animal Assisted Course Online
$ 17
13
Weekly Payments
  • Study Now Pay Later
  • Pay over 12 Months
  • Pick your own start date

Pay Upfront & Save

Save and pay upfront using your Credit Card or PayPal
$ 595
00
Once only payment
  • Best value
  • Single payment
  • Pay by Credit Card or PayPal
Popular

Monthly Payment

Enjoy flexible payments via Credit Card or Paypal
$ 200 4 x Monthly Payments
  • Flexible payment plan
  • 4 easy payments
  • Interest free

Enrol here

Pet Therapy Animal Assisted Course OnlinePay by Credit Card or PayPal 

Select your payment option then select Enrol Now.  Once you have completed payment we will then process your enrolment and you will receive your course access by email.

Clear

Click below to Study Now Pay Later 

Contact us on 1300 172 882 or at info@careerlinecourses.com if you need more information or assistance enrolling via Zeefi.  Read more about Zeefi’s Study Now Pay Later

Zeefi

Our Promise To You

There are a lot of options for online learning, and we’re glad that you’ve decided to look into Careerline.  We want to be your go-to learning spot, so we’ll make you these promises:

You’re never just a number. You’re a student with goals and challenges and we want to help you in any way we can.

Your goals matter. Whether you’re just starting a new hobby or trying to transform your career, your goal is important and it’s worth your time and our devoted attention.

When you reach out, we respond. You’re wondering right now, “Will they take my money and disappear?” When you join, you are part of the family. Need something? Just contact us and we’ll get right back to you. Have questions, concerns, or feedback about your learning? We love talking about learning, and we love talking to our customers, so we can’t wait for you to get in touch.

7 Day Refund if you are not satisfied.  If you are not satisfied with our service or content we will happily refund your money.  Terms & Conditions do apply.

Our Courses

First and foremost our courses are 100% online courses BUT they are still very practical!  You will learn many practical skills, do some research, field trips and much more.  

All learning is best done by doing, so our online courses are designed to give you the foundation knowledge you need and to get you out there and doing whatever it is that you love.  

This sets our students up for success. 

    • 100% Online
    • Practical 
    • Certificate issued on completion
    • 1-on-1 tutor support
    • Flexible payment options
    • Self paced study

Getting where you want to go with your studies and/or career, involves much more than just reading or watching a video.  Knowing how to learn, how to research and find out new information, how to judge if the source of information is any good and how to find out what is happening in your industry and creating a network are vitally important!  Our courses will help you do all that.

We have mini self assessment tests so that you can be the judge of how well you understand the material and then a set task where you will undertake some form of practical exercise.  But best of all is the one-on-one expert tutor feedback you get with each task you submit.  

Online study can by difficult but our tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  

 

Courses on devices
Courses on devices

First and foremost our courses are 100% online courses BUT they are still very practical!  You will learn many practical skills, do some research, field trips and much more.  

All learning is best done by doing, so our online courses are designed to give you the foundation knowledge you need and to get you out there and doing whatever it is that you love.  

This sets our students up for success. 

    • 100% Online
    • Practical 
    • Certificate issued on completion
    • 1-on-1 tutor support
    • Flexible payment options
    • Self paced study

Getting where you want to go with your studies and/or career, involves much more than just reading or watching a video.  Knowing how to learn, how to research and find out new information, how to judge if the source of information is any good and how to find out what is happening in your industry and creating a network are vitally important!  Our courses will help you do all that.

We have mini self assessment tests so that you can be the judge of how well you understand the material and then a set task where you will undertake some form of practical exercise.  But best of all is the one-on-one expert tutor feedback you get with each task you submit.  

Online study can by difficult but our tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  

 

Study at home 24/7

Access your study materials anytime, anywhere

Easy 7 day refunds

No questions asked 7 days refund (*as per Terms and Conditions)

Tutor Support

You'll know who your tutor is right from the start

100% Secure Checkout

PayPal / MasterCard / Visa

Get a Free Info Pack

Reach out and we'll send you out a free info pack today

I want to start:
We respect your time & privacy. We won't call you unless you ask. To book a free, no pressure chat, schedule a time below:
I want to start:
We respect your time & privacy. We won't call you unless you ask. To book a free, no pressure chat, schedule a time below: