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: Whitireia Campus, Porirua
Days: Two cohorts taught across either Monday & Tuesday or Thursday & Friday
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: This course is split into two cohorts for the year.
Application: Students must be enrolled in a secondary school in the Wellington region and be enrolled in the WTA 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 37 Level 3 credits