Course Description

Learn to groom, feed, exercise, monitor health and provide basic first aid to animals with this comprehensive foundational course.

What you'll learn

  • This course is designed to give you the skills you need to work as an Animal Attendant in the companion animal care industry.

  • Your study covers: dogs, cats, rodents and rabbits. You will learn to take care of their nutrition, grooming, exercise and basic health needs.

Why study this course

  • This course will open the doors to a career working with animals. With this qualification you can work in a pet store, shelter, cattery, kennel, or as a Groomer or professional Animal Exerciser.

  • You will get the chance to put your learning to practice with a work placement in a real-world companion animal facility.

  • This qualification may provide a pathway into more advanced study, including the Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services.

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

Potential career outcomes

  • Cattery Attendant
  • Kennel Hand
  • Pet Exerciser
  • Pet Shop Employee