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About the course

About the course

Look no further if you are dreaming of an opportunity to pursue a career in the animal care industry, enhanced with access to unmatched industry practical experience at the RSPCA Burwood and our Elgar campus.

Complete our 16 week Certificate II in Animal Care course and gain the skills and knowledge required to provide the best care for companion, exotic, and farm animals. Students in this course gain the hands-on experience and job-readiness required to work in veterinary clinics, animal shelters, boarding facilities, pet stores, and a wide range of other animal-related businesses.

This course is the perfect fit for you if:

  • you are passionate about caring for animals and helping their owners
  • you have good communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • you enjoy working with teams of people
  • you have an eye for detail and enjoy practical/manual work

It provides general training for those wanting to enter the animal care industry or those already working who want to further enhance their knowledge in areas such as:

  • animal health
  • animal first aid
  • animal behaviour
  • nutrition
  • hygiene
  • enrichment
  • customer service

Practical work will involve working hands on with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and other small mammals.

We deliver this course in partnership with the RSPCA. Students are taught, and are assessed by, experienced and knowledgeable teaching staff from both Box Hill Institute and RSPCA Burwood.

You will attend classes at both RSPCA Burwood and at Box Hill Elgar campus.

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