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, and nutrition and enrichment, you’ll also:
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04 Apr 2020 at 12:00AM AEST
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February 2019 (Elgar and Lilydale campus)
July 2019 (Elgar Campus Only)
Full time: 12 months
Part time: approximately 2 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
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 thefoundation skills required for other animal-related industries such as animal technology and veterinary nursing.
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.
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 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 Concessions||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$80||$80||$80|
|Retain Course Items||$60||$60||$60|
|Total Course Estimate||$1,755||$3,931||$10,731|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$1,755||$3,931||$10,731|
* 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 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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