This is a course that uses a wide range of techniques that provides the students with hands on experience in health and husbandry of companion animals. Students learn the correct care and animal handling techniques for cats, dogs and rabbits. Through this course, students learn the basics of hygiene management for animal housing and zoonosis. Our aim is to prepare and develop our student's knowledge and skills to work in the industry or continue future study in the animal care and vet nursing field.

Campus: Petone Campus

Cost: Free

Days: Monday & Tuesday

Hours: 9:00am – 2:30pm (half hour lunch)

Equipment: Protective clothing and safety equipment is provided if appropriate

Travel: This is provided free, subject to students meeting MoE requirements

Dates: Tuesday 7 February – Tuesday 7 November 2023 (34 weeks), normal school holidays apply 

Application: Students must be enrolled in a secondary school in the Wellington region and be enrolled in a WTA course by their secondary school

Interview: Students may be requested to attend an interview with a family member or school representative

Qualification: NCEA Level 3 with credit towards Vocational Pathways award

Credits: On successful completion of this course, students will have gained 42 Level 3 credits


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