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What is the Certificate II in Animal Studies?

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is the perfect way to break into the exciting and rewarding world of animal care. If you’ve got your sights set on a job that allows you to play, support and care for a whole range of animals, this is the best way to kick-start your career. Acting as an entry pathway into further studies such as the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, this course usually takes a year to complete and can be done while working in a Vet clinic as a student Veterinary Nurse.

The best part about the Certificate II in Animal Studies? It can be completed entirely online, leaving you with less time in the classroom and more time spent with animals. This course is designed to give you a broad range of knowledge that can be used in positions ranging from clinic receptionist to animal care assistant. Just some of the subjects covered in the Certificate II include working in the animal care industry, hygiene and safety practices, caring for dogs, food and water requirements, basic first aid, vet clinic administration and companionship.

Careers in Animal Care

A Certificate II in Animal Studies can lead to many rewarding careers, including:

  • Animal Care Assistant
  • Veterinary Nursing Assistant
  • Animal Trainer
  • Pet Shop Worker
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Dog Groomer
  • Animal Carer
  • Zookeeper Assistant