Theory - Self Paced (online study)
Practical - 2 weeks at the Academy OR Workplace Training
The Certificate II in Animal Studies is an ideal entry point into the animal care and management industry. This qualification prepares students for entry into sectors of the animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as pet shops, animal shelters, kennels, catteries, groomers, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics.
This course will give you an introduction to the animal care industry and teach you how to conduct animal care work practices in an ethical and humane manner. Learn how to complete animal care hygiene routines, feed and water animals, provide basic first aid, and assist in the health care of animals. You'll also gain essential workplace skills in effective workplace communication, workplace health and safety, and environmentally sustainable work practices.
The Certificate II in Animal Studies is a pathway into other qualifications such as the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
The curriculum has been designed to ensure that the students perform in a skillful, responsible, and professional manner and that their scope of knowledge provides a pathway into the pet industry or into further study.
Once the student has completed their theory study and assessments, they are then able to commence their practical training. The practical training is taught during work placement or volunteer work. A minimum of 10 days is required to complete the training and practical assessments for the Certificate II Animal Studies.
For those wanting a more intensive program, they are able to attend the academy on the Gold Coast for a 2 week practical training block.
Subjects covered in the qualification:
Working in the Pet Industry
Dog Breeds and Coat Types
Dog Anatomy and Behaviours
Diseases and Infection control
Animal behaviour and handling
Feed and Water Animals
Customer Service and Relations
Pet First Aid
Bathing and Drying different coat types
Work in the animal care industry
Participate in workplace communications
Complete animal care hygiene routines
Feed and water animals
Assist in health care of animals
Provide basic first aid for animals
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Participate in workplace health and safety processes
Provide reception services for an animal care facility
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
Provide basic care of domestic dogs
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
Interest Free Plan
Direct Debit Plan
RPL (Recognised Prior Learning)
Theory - Self paced online
Practical - Minimum 10 days
* Online study is done in the students own time prior to attending the practical training.
Course Dates for Intensive Program at the Academy 2020:
1st June - 12th June
20th July - 31st July
24th August - 4th September
6th October - 16th October
2nd November - 13th November
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
The Pet Stylist Academy provides the training and assessment of this qualification on behalf of Dentos Pet Stylist Academy at their Broadbeach Academy
All text books and online training materials are provided in the course investment.
Click here to download the Student Handbook 2020