You'll learn about animal communication and behaviour, husbandry and hygiene, handling and restraints, infection control, interpersonal relationships and clinical effectiveness. Graduates of the programme will have the skills and knowledge required to work in the animal healthcare sector, to assist in the provision of healthcare for animal patients, working in collaboration with clients and interprofessional animal healthcare teams, and following protocols in all aspects of clinical veterinary practice or animal healthcare settings.
More detail about this qualification
This programme is delivered by blended learning, i.e. face to face and online learning. This means some of your lessons may be delivered via Moodle (our online learning platform), which will require you to have a computer and internet access at home.
|Course code||Course name||Credits|
|ANML4101||Companion Animal Professionalism and Infection Control||15|
|ANML4102||Companion Animal Anatomy and Physiology||15|
|ANML4103||Introduction to Companion Animal Husbandry and Behaviour||15|
|ANML4104||Companion Animal Practicum 1||15|
|ANML4105||Companion Animal Health and Hygiene||15|
|ANML4106||Companion Animal Clinical Assistance||15|
|ANML4107||Companion Animal Preparation for Practice||15|
|ANML4108||Companion Animal Practicum 2||15|
Practicum can take place at an animal facility such as catteries, boarding kennels or the SPCA with a minimum of 80 hours to be completed at a veterinary clinic. The total requirement is 240 hours of practicum to be completed within the duration of the programme. Work placement hours need to be arranged by you with the support of a work placement advisor. Ākonga will be advised of each practicum course requirement prior to the start of the course.
40 credits at NCEA Level 1, including 10 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits, or a recognised equivalent; OR a relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above, or a recognised equivalent.
*For fee exclusions, please see our terms and conditions.
How to apply
Complete the health and criminal declaration form and save to your computer so you can attach it when you complete the online application.