Certificate II in Animal Care

If you love working with animals and would like to pursue a rewarding career in the animal care industry, then this ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy could be an ideal course to get you started.

This Certificate II in Animal Care qualification, available online with work placement, serves as an optimal entry point for aspiring individuals seeking to embark on a rewarding career in the animal care and management industry.

It equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in sectors such as pet shops, animal shelters, kennels, catteries, groomers, sanctuaries, and veterinary clinics. Throughout this course, students will gain a foundational understanding of the animal care industry, focusing on ethical and humane practices. From conducting animal care work routines to providing essential first aid and assisting in animal health care, learners will acquire practical skills. The program also emphasises vital workplace competencies, including effective communication, workplace health and safety, and environmentally sustainable work practices.

The Certificate II in Animal Care involves a minimum of 10 full days (80 hours) work placement, which can be conducted at an approved workplace of your choice. Training tims can be arranged directly with the academy at a time that suits you, or on one of a handful of dates specified by the Pet Academy if you'd prefer to do the training on campus.

This course also provides a pathway to further study in the field through courses such as Certificate IV in Vet Nursing, Certificates III & IV in Companion Animal Services and Certificate III in Pet Grooming.

ACM20121 Pet Stylist Academy
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  • Awarded by

    Pet Stylist Academy

  • Qualification

    Certificate II, VET

  • Study mode


  • Payment options

    Payment PlanUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced, up to 12 months

  • Start date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Course fee

    Price may vary

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.