You’re passionate about animals and want to use your skills to ensure their wellbeing. By studying an animal care course, you can turn your natural talents into a rewarding new career, working hands-on with animals every day and building in-demand skills for an exciting growth industry.
Animal care attendants work hands-on with animals to ensure their complete health, welfare and developmental needs are met. By studying an animal care course, you’ll learn the essential theoretical knowledge and practical industry skills required to make a real contribution to the lives of thousands of animals.
You’ll be immersed in all aspects of caring for animals – from bathing and playing with animals, to managing their habitats, diets and feeding schedules, to ensuring their vaccinations and medications are administered properly. You’ll act as a source of comfort, fun and support – ensuring all animals under your care have the best possible quality of life, and developing your professional skillset in the process.
If you care about animals and want to make a real difference with your work, studying an animal care course is for you.
You can study an animal care course as a certificate or diploma course, and you may also choose to study veterinary nursing or veterinary science as a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
After completing an animal care course, you’ll be qualified to seek employment working as an animal care attendant, animal handler or animal trainer in a variety of settings, including animal shelters, wildlife sanctuaries, animal training centres, pet stores or zoos.
Courses in animal studies, animal handling and wildlife offer pathways to pursuing further study in veterinary nursing or veterinary science, and you may choose to pursue an animal care course as the exciting first step on a pathway to working in animal science.