Turn your love of animals into a career with our 16 week animal studies course where you'll gain a practical understanding of daily animal care duties including feeding, hygiene and housing, grooming, and observing and ensuring animal safety and wellbeing.
We deliver this course in partnership with RSPCA. Students learn from, and are assessed by, experienced and knowledgeable teaching staff from both Box Hill Institute and RSPCA Burwood.
This course is an excellent way to fast track any animal industry career. 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:
Practical work will involve working hands on with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, sheep, guinea pigs, rats, goats, horses and cows.
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28 Sep 2021 at 02:00PM AEST
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Visit RSPCA Certificate II in Animal Studies for more information about start dates.
Please note: before each group commences, there is a mandatory orientation process. Stage 1 Orientation takes place self-paced and online, Stage 2 Orientation and Induction takes place face-to-face at the RSPCA. You will be advised of the dates and details of these when you begin your application for enrolment.
Full time: 16 weeks
Your study pattern is 10 days of classes, where 5 are delivered on campus and 5 are delivered remotely. These teaching sessions are followed by 6 practical sessions at RSPCA Burwood and one practical session at Box Hill Institute Elgar campus. Classes and assessments are held on weekdays. Teaching staff are also available for study groups/tutorial sessions once per week.
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.
Once you've completed our animal studies course you may find employment as an animal care or shelter attendant, kennel hand, cattery or pet shop attendant, or assistant dog groomer.
You must be:
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
After successful completion, you can apply for entry into:
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Government Subsidised Concession||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$83||$83||$83|
|Retain Course Items||$54||$54||$54|
|Total Course Estimate||$1,148||$3,214||$6,494|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$1,148||$3,214||$6,494|
Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
Completion of 12 units of competency (including 8 core and 4 elective)
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