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Pets on Elgar

Pets on Elgar is a small animal veterinary clinic run by professional staff who train our veterinary nursing and pet grooming students. Our service focuses on preventative care and includes annual health checks, vaccinations, microchipping, minor surgical procedures, hydrobathing and dog grooming. All pet grooming and veterinary nursing services are performed with student involvement under the direct supervision of qualified professionals.

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What is a Certificate II in Animal Studies?

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is a general qualification for entry into sectors of the animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as animal shelters, kennels, catteries, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics. 

What career outcomes are available after studying Certificate II in Animal Studies?

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.

What do you learn in the Certificate III in Animal Studies (Speciliasing in Animal Care)?

In the Certificate III in Animal Studies (Specialising in Animal Care) course, you will learn the basic skills and knowledge for animal care including animal health management, nutrition, hygiene and animal-care communication skills.

What is a Certificate III in Captive Animals?

Certificate III in Captive Animals is for people currently employed or working as a volunteer in the Captive Animal industry who wish to complete the appropriate qualifications relating to their position as a keeper. Upon completion, you will be a qualified Captive Animal Keeper. 

How long is the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing?

Studying the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing full time will see the course completed in 2 years. Off campus completion typically takes 3 years, however this time will vary depending on your input.

What are the entry requirements for the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing?

Entry into this qualification is open to individuals who hold a Certificate II in Animal Studies OR a Certificate III or higher level qualification in an animal science discipline OR can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant animal science discipline

What career outcomes are available after studying Certificate III in Captive Animals?

Upon successful completion of the Certificate III in Captive Animals, you will be prepared for a career as a trainee keeper, pre-trade keeper, assistant keeper, animal care attendant or wildlife animal carer.

What is a Certificate III in Equine Studies?

A Certificate III in Equine Studies is a part-time course delivered to Secondary Students. The course will provide students with introductory skills and knowledge to work in the equine industry, including:

  • working safely with horses
  • how to identify and monitor the signs of common illness and injury in horses
  • gaining understanding of how to implement feeding programs
  • monitor the quality of feed
  • feed supplements
  • individual feeding habits of horses.

How long is the Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services?

The Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services is completed in 12 months for full time students and approximately 2 years for part time students, depending on your input.

How many units are there in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing?

There are 17 core units and 4 elective units for the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

What is a Diploma of Animal Technology?

A Diploma of Animal Technology is a course designed to help you gain industry knowledge and learn the practical skills required to work as an animal technician in a medical research facility or similar establishment. You will gain knowledge about basic non-surgical techniques, the use of anaesthesia in animals, animal breeding, routine animal husbandry and how to ensure the wellbeing of animals.

What career outcomes are available after studying a Diploma of Animal Technology?

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Animal Technology, there are a range of job opportunities including animal technology manager, facility manager, animal technologist, animal house manager and supervising animal technician.

What is the Graduate Diploma of Animal Biomechanical Medicine?

A Graduate Diploma of Animal Biomechanical Medicine is designed for experienced veterinarians, chiropractors or osteopaths to upskill you into applying biomechanical care to animal patients. You learn the relevant canine and equine anatomy, biomechanics and neurophysiology and gain skills in safe work practices, assessing and interpreting animal patient response and examination techniques.