Caring for and training our furry friends can be a fun and rewarding career. In our companion animal course you’ll learn how to provide daily care for companion animals or pets.
As you learn about animal behaviour and training, health and well-being, animal nutrition and enrichment, you’ll also:
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28 Sep 2021 at 02:00PM AEST
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February (Elgar campus)
July (Elgar Campus)
Full time: 12 months
Part time: approximately 2 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)
This course will be delivered both face to face and via MS teams for remote classes
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.
Our companion animal course positions you to apply for a range of employment opportunities in pet retail, pet boarding facilities, retail aquariums, animal rescue centres, animal training facilities and welfare organisations. Our course will also provide you with the foundation skills required for other animal-related industries such as animal technology and veterinary nursing.
You must have:
You will require access to a computer with WIFI capabilities, a microphone and camera to attend remote classes.
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.
VTAC and direct entry
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
Following successful completion of our animal companion course you can apply to study animal technology or other animal-related courses at a higher level.
This course may be used as a pre-requisite qualification for 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 4
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee||Government Subsidised Concession or Job Trainer|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$83||$83||$83|
|Retain Course Items||$60||$60||$60|
|Total Course Estimate||$4,042||$10,842||$1,784|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$4,042||$10,842||$1,784|
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.
To complete this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 13 units (including 3 core units and 10 elective units, with 2 electives specialising in behaviour and training.)
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