Animal Welfare and Veterinary Courses

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Animal Welfare and Veterinary Courses

There are hundreds of amazing careers working with animals in Australia — all you need is a nationally recognised qualification and you could be working at your local animal shelter, starting your own dog walking business, or training an Olympic dressage champion.

Browse here online for the latest courses in horse care, animal grooming, equestrian sports, veterinary nursing, animal behaviour, and pet shop management. Whether you love fish, birds, or native wildlife — there is an animal career course here for you.

Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within animal welfare and veterinary. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.


Popular Courses

There are 8 courses available for people who want a career in Animal Welfare and Veterinary. These are the most popular courses.

RGR10118 Certificate I in Racing

If you want to work in the Australian horse racing industry try the RGR10118 Certificate I in Racing. This nationally recognised qualification teaches you the fundamentals of horse behaviour, horse handling, and stable safety. By the end of this 6 month course you will be able to catch and handle...

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ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies

If you love animals but now sure how to get started why not try the Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20117). You’ll graduate qualified to work at animal shelters, kennels, catteries, and veterinary clinics — plus you’ll have a whole swag of skills in animal feeding, basic health care, animal ...

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ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care

If you love horses you’ll love the ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care. It’s a nationally recognised qualification that prepares you for a professional career in industries with horses. The course takes 12 months to complete and you’ll gain a working knowledge of horse behaviour as well as dail...

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ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies

If you want a career working with animals the Certificate III in Animal Studies (ACM30117) could be perfect for you. It’s a nationally recognised qualification that covers everything from animal health, nutrition and hygiene to workplace safety, communication, and sustainability. Even better, you...

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ACM30317 Certificate III in Captive Animals

Imagine studying with some of Australia’s most experienced zookeepers? The Certificate III in Captive Animals (ACM30317) is for anyone who ever wanted to work at the zoo or nature park. During 9 months of hands-on training you will learn how to rescue animals and apply first aid, rehabilitate na...

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ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

Want to work at the vet clinic, animal shelter, pet shop — or even start your own dog walking service? The ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services is exactly what you need. During 18 months of hands-on study you will learn how to care for dogs, cats, fish, and birds, taking care of...

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BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business (Stable Manager)

Start your own business as a professional stable manager with the Certificate IV in New Small Business (Stable Manager). This nationally recognised qualification will help you setup and market your business as well as raise your horse management skills to a professional level. The course covers: ...

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ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Become a qualified veterinary nurse with the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (ACM40418). This hands-on training course teaches you how to assist a vet during animal surgery, prepare for anaesthesia, then nurse and monitor the animals through their recovery. The course also covers: vet clinic...

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