Course Description

Get a working knowledge and practical understanding of animal handling, nutrition, grooming, first aid and health, with Open Colleges’ Certificate in Animal Care. 

This course is designed to give pet owners (or potential pet owners) a better understanding of how to properly care for their animals. You'll also learn how to apply this knowledge to start working in a pet store or kennel.

What you'll learn

  • The online animal care certification covers the most common domestic animals including dogs, cats, horses, fish and birds. You will learn about nutrition, health and disease, first aid, grooming animal care products and pet shows and competitions.
  • The Certificate also covers pet store operations, making it a great qualification for anyone wanting to work in a pet store or kennel.

Why study this course?

  • With the knowledge you gain from this online animal care course, you can rest assured that your pet will always be in the best hands. You will understand proper nutrition, you will be able to expertly wash, clip and groom your pet, and you will know what health signs to look out for, and what you should do if things do go wrong.

  • The course is also a great launch pad into further animal care studies, for beginners looking to build up a resume and skillset before launching their career.

  • With Open Colleges’ flexible online study, you can fit learning around your life. There’s no need to give up your job, or sacrifice your lifestyle, you just log on and make your way through your learning materials when you want, where you want. 

Potential career outcomes

  • Animal Care Attendant
  • Pet Shop Employee