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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, (part-time options available)

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Give yourself credit

Use the knowledge and skills you already have to fast-track your qualification with minimum cost. Workplace-learning, volunteering, professional development, other provider qualifications and online courses or units can be recognised as prior learning and put towards your future diploma or degree.

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