Course Description

Do you love animals? Start a career working with them every day! This course will give you the basic skills and professional qualification you need to make your dreams a reality, and gain work a in pet store, kennel, cattery or shelter.

What you'll learn

Designed for beginners, this online animal studies course will train you in the basics of animal care. You will learn how to:

  • Feed and water animals
  • Take care of animal hygiene
  • Give medication to animals
  • Provide animal care advice to clients
  • Undertake administration and clinic duties

Why study this course?

  • This animal studies certification is a great entry point to a career working with animals. It covers all the basics of animal care, and gives you solid practical skills that you can use every day.

  • You will graduate with the professional qualification that you need to work in entry level jobs at pet stores, kennels, catteries and shelters.

  • The structured work placement gives you the opportunity to put your learning into practice with 80 hours hands-on experience at an animal care facility. 

  • The ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies is perfect place to discover whether a career working with animals is for you. It covers all the basics, and provides a pathway into more advanced studies if you want to move into vet nursing, grooming, or zoological work (captive animals)

  • You can study wherever you want, whenever you want, with Open Colleges’ flexible online learning model. There are no classrooms and no deadlines. You simply login to your online campus OpenSpace, and move through your course at a pace that suits you.

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

Potential career outcomes

  • Animal Care Attendant
  • Assistant Dog Groomer
  • Cattery Attendant
  • Kennel Hand
  • Pet Shop Employee