Our nationally recognised ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care is a pre-vocational qualification aimed as an entry point in the animal care and management industry. On completion, you can choose to start your career in the animal care industry or move on to a higher level qualification.
Many people aspire to work with animals and a Certificate II in Animal Care can lead to a wide variety of qualification and/or job pathways in the animal care industry including animal welfare carers, veterinary assistants and vet nurses, council and ranger services, wild life carers and animal fauna rehabilitation workers, conservation workers, pet service related business owners, home based pet services, sanctuary management, park rangers, wildlife rangers, pet grooming, animal trainers, cattery attendants, boarding kennel hands, pet day care centres, agistment facilities and retail businesses such as pet shops.
Our WA based, Animal Health & Welfare course is now eligible for applicants who qualify for the Jobs & Skills WA Participation Program, with fees starting from $668. See full details including eligibility guidelines here
Depending on your level of experience with animals, both the animal care/studies courses, ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care and ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies as well as ACM20217 Certificate II in Horsecare are great places for students to start who have completed high school.
To learn more about the options we recommend visiting our High School Graduates page.
We have been training Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing students for over 20 years. Plus, as an independent Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we create and deliver our own material so you get the latest and most up-to-date knowledge.
As well as a high graduation rate, 90% of our students are employed or enrolled in further study after training (NCVER, 2019). In fact, employers request our graduates because of the skills, knowledge and experience they gain during their studies.
Our teaching team consists of Veterinarians, Veterinary Nurses and Animal Scientists who all continue to work in the animal care industry and have outstanding industry knowledge and experience.