Love Animals?

Turn your Interest into Your Career!

Animal care offers many different types of opportunities from owning your own small business to working in a clinic or business. The opportunities are varied but roles can be competitive. Having accredited qualifications in animal care can help to show potential employers that you have the skills to succeed in the industry.

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

This online course is designed to give you the industry qualification for veterinary nursing in the most flexible way. Includes a work placement to give you working skills.

Veterinary Nursing Pathway

Course Duration: Maximum 36 months

This course combines two nationally recognised animal care qualifications to set you on the pathway to becoming a veterinary nurse.

Certificate IV in Captive Animals

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

Take the next career step and get the skills you need to advance your career with the Certificate IV in Captive Animals from Open Colleges.

Certificate III in Captive Animals

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

Open the door to a wide range of job opportunities working with exotic, rare, unusual, water-based and native captive animals, with this nationally recognised TAFE course.

Captive Animals Pathway

Course Duration: Maximum 36 months

This course combines two nationally recognised animal care qualifications to set you on the pathway to becoming a zookeeper.

Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

This nationally recognised qualification can be completed at your own pace, online and could potentially lead to employment in the animal services industry.

Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

This course could be the first step towards owning your own small business in animal care. Learn key skills for the animal industry as well as the basics of running a small business.

Companion Animal Services Pathway

Course Duration: Maximum 36 months

If you really love animals and want to make working with them the focus of your career, you can now get the qualifications and training that will give you the competitive edge over other potential Animal Care employees.

Certificate II in Animal Studies

Course Duration: Maximum 12 months

Study this as a pathway to vet nursing. Animal carers may undertake administration and clinic duties such as giving medications to animals; feeding, watering and examining animals.

Certificate in Animal Care

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

This course could be a stepping stone to a career in the pet care industry, covering information on shelters, animal shows and grooming and bathing.

Pet Groomer Certificate

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

Learn to work as pet groomer. Discover the basics of the canine and feline species and how to handle them. Learn about their breeds, personalities, anatomies and potential health issues.

Pet Obedience Trainer Certificate

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

Learning to effectively train dogs is a skill that can enhance the pet/owner experience. Learn how to train animals to be more confident and content.