Online Animal Courses

✓ Self-Paced      ✓ Flexible Study Schedule     ✓ Affordable

Online Animal Courses

✓ Self-Paced

✓ Flexible Study Schedule

✓ Affordable

Animal Course Certificates for Adult Learners

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Course Tutors

Dr Karen Catchpole  B.VSc. (Hons)

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

Peter Palma B.Sc. Fisheries, MSc (candidate)

Meg Anemna M.Sc. Clinical Sciences (Equine Reproduction)  B.Sc. Animal Sci. B.Sc. Ag Economics


Why Study Animal Care Courses?

Is animal care the right career for you? 

Caring for animals is often a messy business! It’s not for everyone, but if you don’t mind getting dirty, getting up early and love animals, then a career in animals could be right for you!  Remember, animals need care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you may need to be prepared to work a 7 day roster.  There are many careers in animal care including:

  • Kennel attendant
  • Dog Handler / Trainer
  • Horse strapper
  • Horse care or trainer
  • Pet Grooming
  • Dog Walking
  • Zookeeper/Volunteer
  • Vet Nurse
  • Wildlife Vet Nurse
  • Farmer
  • Farm hand (Dairy, Beef, Goats, Poultry, Pigs)

There are a huge range of animal care courses available online, they start from learn courses such as we offer through to Cert I, II, II and V, as well diplomas and degrees.  Where you start in your animal career will depend upon your level of education and current situation.

Most Cert I – III animal care courses don’t require previous study, however Vet Nursing and Captive Animal Management (Zoo Keeping) will require either Cert I or II or prior work experience.

Who are our animal care courses courses for?

These courses will work for you if you are looking for a fully tutor supported animal course online that is not a huge commitment, that doesn’t cost you the earth but will still get you thinking and learning and most importantly get you the result you want.  Many students do a single subject as a stepping stone to a Nationally Recognized course or degree, however many of our animal students are studying for their own knowledge and skills and many have the opportunity to apply it directly to their current employment or own animal enterprise.

Do I have to know much about animals before I start?

No, our animal certificate courses assume no prior knowledge and are designed as a practical guide to help you learn. Our expert tutors Dr Karen and Dr Karin will help you learn about the animals you care for.  


What Support will I Receive?

All our online animal courses come with unlimited experienced and expert tutor support via email.  We only employ tutors who are current in their field which means they are not sitting around our office waiting for phone calls!  We find email works best, if there is a problem that can’t be resolved give us a call on 07 5536 8783 or email our student support desk.

You will get a real tutor who provides you with personalised support and feedback. No tick and flick. Learn with real tutors who will be there for you every step of the way. When you enroll will receive a welcome email from your tutor. You are free to email them for help or guidance as much as you need to. We employ tutors who are active in their field so the support is by email.

What is the course duration?

Generally the courses should take you about 100 hours of study.  We give you up to 12 months to complete the course, but you can finish faster.  Each lesson has a written assignment for you will receive individual feedback from your tutor.  There are also self assessment quizzes for each lesson (non assessable).  The strength of our courses is in that each lesson has an assignment, this means you are forced to engage with the content and can’t just skip over an important lesson.  By the end of the course you have really engaged and that equals learning!