Course Description

Become a leader in the field of companion animal care with Open Colleges’ ACM40310 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services .

What you'll learn

  • You will gain advanced knowledge and practical skills in the care of companion animals, including dogs and cats.

  • Your study will cover animal health, wellbeing, enrichment, grooming, and animal behavior. You will also learn how to lead a team, maintain WHS standards, develop work priorities and maintain compliance in the animal care industry.

Why study this course?

  • This online companion animals course will qualify you to work as a Pet Store Manager, Shelter Manager, or Kennel or Cattery Manager. You will also learn vital skills that will help you to run your own animal-related small business.

  • The companion animals certification will give you a strong knowledge base around the key areas of companion animal health and wellbeing. You will also gain a solid set of practical skills, thanks to a 120-hour work placement in a vet clinic, pet store, shelter or kennel/cattery of your choosing.

  • When you study with Open Colleges, there are on classrooms or exams to attend. You access your learning materials online, and make your way through the course at a pace that suits you, whenever you want, wherever you want.

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

Potential career outcomes

  • Animal Shelter Supervisor/ Manager
  • Boarding Kennel/Cattery Manager
  • Pet Shop Manager