Please note that if you are 16 or 17 years old, you will need to provide parental or guardian consent and guarantee to enrol in this course.
Get ready to turn your love for animals into a rewarding career!
- Go behind the scenes with animal and veterinary care experts at RSPCA Queensland and other leading organisations.
- Find your passion as you learn about every aspect of animal health and care: handling, safety, health, nutrition, behaviour, enrichment, rescue, first aid, rehabilitation, conservation, and so much more.
- Receive expert guidance and support from your Course Mentors, who are industry professionals dedicated to helping you build your knowledge and plan your future career.
- Learn through engaging videos, quizzes, resources, and real-world case studies, and connect with a community of like-minded learners through Ulleo Live! discussions and Q&As.
Love what you learn with Ulleo.
Who's It For?
- You want to learn how to improve the health and well-being of a range of different animals, including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and wildlife
- You want to learn directly from passionate experts currently working in the field and see what their daily routines look like
- You want to gain real-world inspiration for your career path and plan your next steps in the industry
- You want self-paced online learning that includes engaging videos, activities, case studies, resources, community discussions and live stream sessions
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Animal Care Attendant
- Wildlife Reserve/Park Worker
- Animal Daycare Worker
- Animal Retail Worker
- Animal Outreach or Community Worker
- Animal Trainer
- Animal Groomer
- Zoo or Animal Shelter Worker
What You'll Learn
- Learn how to safely handle different animals and provide the right type of environment for their health and wellbeing
- Learn about the common conditions that affect animals and how they can be prevented and treated
- Learn about the body language and behaviour of animals and how to promote their health and happiness through socialisation and enrichmen
- Learn about animal first aid and rehabilitation and watch the RSPCA’s Animal Rescue team on the road as they tend to vulnerable and injured wildlife
- Learn about daily life in an animal care clinic, including health and safety protocols, common surgical procedures, and communication with pet owners
- Learn about the important link between environmental sustainability and animal welfare and explore the inspiring advocacy work being done by Australia’s leading organisations
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
Duration and Study Load
- Roughly 60-80 hours of learning
- Delivered fully online at your own pace
- 8 jam-packed lessons featuring videos, case studies, activities and resources
- Learn fully online and at your own pace
- Learn directly from Australia’s leading animal care experts at RSPCA Queensland
- Receive expert guidance from course mentors (who are current industry professionals)
- Receive detailed feedback on your work and a dedicated 1:1 session to plan your future
- Connect and collaborate with your course mentors and peers through regular Ulleo Live! sessions (enjoy over 95 hours of live content during your course!)
- Receive a digital badge and certificate to share proudly with your network and potential employers
- Access pathways to further accredited study through our partnered education providers
Ulleo’s short courses are a fantastic way to upskill or unlock a new career path without the time and cost commitments of a full-time degree.
Designed and co-created by RSPCA Queensland, ZamiPet, and Bondi Behaviourist, Ulleo’s short course in Animal Health & Veterinary Care equips you with in-demand, up-to-date knowledge and skills. Once completed, you might move directly into the industry or pursue further study.
Pathways to accredited study
Ulleo partners with various Higher Education and Registered Training Providers so that you can continue your learning journey with an accredited course (often with academic credit and/or discounted course fees).
Digital badge & certificate of completion
At the end of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Digital Badge (issued by Credly). This is a fantastic way to verify your knowledge and skills and stand out from the crowd to potential employers – simply add them to your socials, personal website or resume.
This course has been designed and delivered in collaboration with:
- RSPCA Queensland
- Bondi Behavourist
With industry leaders at the helm, Ulleo’s short courses are built with collaboration, community, and creativity in mind.
Whether you are seeking your next career move or a passion project, our unique learning experience will provide knowledge and skills for now and into the future.
As a learner of Ulleo, you will access tailored support from industry mentors, along with a community of other learners to connect with. Delivered online, our courses empower learners with industry-led insights, interactive methods of learning, and tangible pathways to accredited study.
As a profit with purpose enterprise, sustainability is at the heart of what we do. Our partnership with Carbon Neutral and tree-planting initiative allows us to become part of the solution for the planet and future generations.
Love what you learn with Ulleo.