Specialist Award in Animal Care

Specialist Award in Animal Care

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500 Hours

Online animal care courses in Australia with Learning Cloud, offering animal care courses online and via distance learning.

Animal Care Courses have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks. Real-world exercises are used throughout the program. 

There are few people more passionate about their work than those who dedicate their lives to working with all creatures great and small. Today, we're more concerned about the animals we share the planet with than ever before. As a result, there are more jobs available in the animal care industry. Learning Cloud offers a variety of online courses in animal technology, horse studies, veterinary nursing, pet grooming and zoo keeping. 

Working With Animals

Animal care industries fall into three broad categories:

  • Farm Animals
  • Pets
  • Wildlife

These areas of work can often overlap, and require similar skills and knowledge. Opportunities you will find can change over time, and may be different in some countries to others. For example:

  • In wealthy countries where there is a lot of disposable income, there can also be a lot of money spent on pets; for example the cost of caring for a dog over the course of its life in Australia can be more than half the annual income of an individual.
  • In some countries, wildlife tourism may be a significant contributor to the country’s economy, and this will provide a significant motivation for jobs to be created in wildlife conservation.
  • Some countries that have economies dependant heavily on agriculture, will offer more work with farm animals than with pets or wildlife.

Getting Started

Many people begin their careers by getting involved with animals at an early age; perhaps as pets, or farm animals if they live on a farm or small holding. Some people underttake a course, or volunteer at an animal shelter, or zoo. Any and all of these things are good starting points.

You should remember that in todays world, a course of study by itself is never a guarantee of a career. Plenty of people complete degrees in biology, agriculture or marine studies, and never work with animals; while others get involved, gain experience, and study all at the same time.

Developing a career involves working on many pieces of the puzzle all at the same time.

Employers will engage your services if you can do the job, not just because you have the qualifications.

You need to work on developing experience, knowledge, networking, communication skills, attitude, learning to work to specification, and more,

Our courses are focussed on helping you with all of these things.

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