Animal Care (Companion Animals)

Study Animal Care

Learn how to take care of a wide variety of animals in different professional settings. Get practical work experience while studying. If you love animals and want to make a career out of it, our animal care programmes are for you.


New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Companion Animals) (Level 3)

This programme will give you an entry-level animal care qualification. It will also give you a taste of the wider range of animal-related qualifications available and allow you to get a feel for tertiary study before attempting higher-level qualifications. It's also a great first step if you want to enter an animal-related profession such as an animal care attendant, pet shop work or kennel and cattery animal carer.

  • Level 3
  • 17 weeks, full-time

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Healthcare Assisting (Companion Animal Healthcare)

Study as an animal healthcare assistant to support veterinary nurses and veterinarians. You will learn a range of clinical and husbandry skills in both the classroom and work placement setting for a range of companion animals.

  • Level 4
  • 1 year, full-time, 2 years, part-time

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