You’ll learn about companion animals (cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents and birds); their health, welfare and husbandry (how to care for them); anatomy; physiology; and low-stress handling techniques.
Please note: Entry requirements have not yet been confirmed so this is just a guide.
- Open entry
- Health and tetanus declaration
- Copy of your current Criminal Convictions History
You must be 16 years of age at the time the programme starts. Students must physically be able to undertake the practical requirements of the programme. An interview may be required.
IELTS 5.0 (no band score lower than 5.0) from one test completed in the last two years, or equivalent.
This programme is subject final NZQA approval.
This qualification is offered by WelTec.
On 1 September 2022, the operations of WelTec transferred to the Whitireia and WelTec business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). As part of this, all existing WelTec programmes transferred to Te Pūkenga.