Would you like to look after all creatures, great and small?
If so, you can use our animal studies course to get started in the animal care industry. We’ve also designed our course to give you exposure to companion animal services.
In our animal studies course you’ll learn the basic skills and knowledge important for animal care including:
We also recommend you complete the optional 5 day work placement to gain practical experience.
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03 Apr 2020 at 12:00AM AEST
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February and July
Full time: 1 year (3 hours, 1 evening per week at Lilydale Lakeside or Elgar campus) or 6 months (2 evenings per week at Lilydale and Elgar campus)
Full time: 1 year (1 day per week at Elgar campus) or 6 months (2 days per week at Elgar)
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
Our animal care course will equip you with the skills to apply for a range of animal-care employment opportunities in businesses such as:
You must have:
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.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
After successful completion of our animal care course, you may wish to apply for entry into the Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services or Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Government Subsidised Concessions||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$80||$80||$80|
|Retain Course Items||$0||$0||$0|
|Total Course Estimate||$1,204||$2,708||$7,408|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$1,204||$2,708||$7,408|
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.
** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.
***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).
Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 12 units of competency (including 7 core units and 5 elective units).
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