Animal training courses and schools
Animal Grooming and Training programs, certificates, diplomas and degrees

Total 57 training course(s)/program(s) at schools in Australia.



Home and Away Animal Service

Training Centre/Campus: Point Pass, SA, Australia
Phone No.: 08 8581 1969

First Aid Class for Pet Owners Workshop

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment

Do you know how to react properly in case of an emergency? This class will help you to make the right decision when your pet is in trouble.


Western College

Training Centre/Campus: Dubbo, NSW, Australia
Phone No.: 02 6884 2899

Before you get a new puppy or dog

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

Are you thinking about getting a new puppy or even an older dog? Would you like to get some tips on how to choose the best type of dog for your lifestyle and family? Many people make an uninformed decision when getting a new canine companion which can lead to frustrations for both the owner and the dog. Come along to an informative session on &,quot,How to Choose Your New Best Friend&,quot, and learn some great tips on what to look for and what to consider when getting a new puppy of dog.


Tasmanian Polytechnic

Training Centres/Campuses: Burnie, Devonport, Hobart, Invermay, Launceston, Newnham, Smithton, TAS, Australia
Phone No.: 1300 655 307

Animal Studies (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

All program, subject and course offerings are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to variation, availability and suitability.

Are you an animal lover?

Do you love all creatures great and small, from the domestic to the native and the exotic?

Studying animal care at the Tasmanian Polytechnic could see you working in wildlife parks, veterinary clinics or even mainland Zoos.

You will learn about:

skills and knowledge required for work in the Animal Care and management industry.


Polytechnic West

Training Centre/Campus: Perth, WA, Australia
Phone No.: (08) 9267 7500

Pet Grooming

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

In this course you have the opportunity to learn through practical experience or through observation and theory. Students are expected to provide their own dogs for practicals. This course is not designed as a free clipping and grooming service and please remember that your animal is your responsibility throughout the session. It is expected that all animals are suitably restrained and kept under control at all times.
Course Aims

To teach participants the basic skills of dog grooming so that they are capable and confident to groom their own pets. The course is also valuable for those who are simply interested in gaining an insight into the world of grooming and for those who may be considering it as a possible career. Sessions are split between classroom tuition and practical hands-on experience. The course covers all aspects of basic dog grooming, including correct procedures for bathing, drying, clipping, scissoring, de-matting and the correct use and mainte... [Read More]

Equine Industry

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

If you enjoy being around horses and caring for them, then full or part-time work in the equine field could be a satisfying career option for you. This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to care for and handle horses and maintain stables, studs and agistment centres. You will learn skills in stable management, providing feed and water, transporting horses, basic riding, grooming, and hoof care. You will also learn about horse health and handling, gear and rugging, race day procedures and breeding.
What are the courses for further study and career opportunities?

Courses for further study include Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a stable hand.

Companion Animal Services (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in an animal care workplace, including basic animal nutrition, animal health care, retail service procedures, occupational health and safety, animal ethics and handling and transporting animals.

What are the courses for further study and career opportunities?

Students may apply for further study into the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Career opportunities provided by the successful completion of this qualification includes working as an pet shop/aquarium assistant, kennel attendant, cattery attendant, assistant dog trainer, pet exerciser, assistant grooming attendant, animal care receptionist and support officer.

Animal Studies (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist in a veterinary practice or other animal care establishments such as a kennel or cattery. You will learn skills in animal care and how to assist a veterinarian in a surgery preparation. You will also learn skills to carry out reception duties, carry out daily clinic routines, respond to emergencies, and follow safety procedures in animal care workplaces.
What are the courses for further study and career opportunities?

Certificate III in Animal Studies Certificate III in Animal Technology Certificate III in Captive Animals Certificate III in Companion Animal Services Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a veterinary nursing assistant, kennel hand and/or cattery hand.


RMIT Training

Training Centre/Campus: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Phone No.: 03 9925 8111

Animal Diversity

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

This course provides an overview of the invertebrate and vertebrate animals, including sponges, cnidarians, flatworms, nematodes, annelids, molluscs, arthropods, echinoderms, minor protostome and deuterostome groups, invertebrate chordates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Topics include animal classification and phylogeny, anatomical structure and function, and roles in the environment. Laboratory practical work emphasises observation and investigation of living and preserved specimens, including some dissection. Field excursions will allow students to observe animals in their natural environments.


Open Universities Australia

Training Centre/Campus: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Phone No.: +61 3 8628 2500

Certificate III in Captive Animal Studies

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar  V

The Certificate III in Captive Animal Studies (ACM30301) is offered by Sydney Institute which is part of TAFE NSW. The course is designed for individuals wanting to operate at a pre-trade level undertaking captive animal functions in a captive animal facility such as a zoo or wildlife park. It is also suitable for those already employed in the care and husbandry of captive animals.

Whilst undertaking this course you will learn about the daily care of a large variety of animals. You will learn about feeding, maintaining hygiene, maintaining enclosures and exhibits, having direct animal contact, observing animals and ensuring their safety.

By completing this course you will be able to:

Prepare and present information to the public
Assist with collection management
Prepare and maintain housing
Plan and provide nutritional diets
Monitor and maintain animal health and well being
Capture, restrain a... [Read More]


Charles Darwin University

Training Centres/Campuses: Alice Springs, Darwin, Jabiru, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Yulara, NT, Australia
Phone No.: (08) 8946 7766; 1800 061 963

Certificate II in Animal Studies

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

This qualification is a general pre-vocational qualification aimed for inclusion in a VET in Schools program or as an entry point into the animal care and management industry. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification the learner should seek to gain a period of work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace.


Challenger Institute of Technology

Training Centres/Campuses: Fremantle, Henderson, Kwinana, Mandurah, Perth, Rockingham, WA, Australia
Phone No.: 08 9239 8189

Certificate III In Companion Animal Services

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to feed, water and care for a range of companion animals in an efficient and humane manner. You will learn about animal behaviour and health, genetics, nutrition and anatomy, and the physiology of animals. You will also learn skills to assist customer with animal selection, handle and transport companion animals, to carry out breeding procedures, to operate the retail equipment and to follow workplace safety procedures.

This qualification provides the practical skills and knowledge to feed, water and care for a range of companion animals in an efficient and humane manner. Students will learn about animal behaviour and health, genetics, nutrition and anatomy and physiology of animals.

Students will also learn skills to assist customers with animal selections, handling and transporting of companion animals.


Brisbane North Institute of TAFE

Training Centre/Campus: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Phone No.: 131 248

First aid for animals

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

This course consists of units from the qualification as a short accredited course. Students will be issued a Result of Assessment for each unit where competency is achieved.

This unit of competency covers the process of providing essential first aid for animals by recognising and responding to an emergency using basic first aid measures. The first aider is not expected to deal with complex casualties or incidents, but to provide an initial response where first aid is required

Certificate III in Captive Animals

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

What will I get out of this program?

This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at pre-trade level and undertaking animal care functions in a captive animal facility or institution.

The Captive Animal Industry advises students undertaking this program require 15 hours of paid employment in a captive animal facility per week under a qualified workplace supervisor and access to all areas of the facility to ensure completion of the program requirements.

What job opportunities will I have?

Animal Attendants and Trainers

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