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Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care

Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care

Level 3

Gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to maintain the welfare of companion animals with UCOL’s Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care.

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: 2 days per week for 9 months

Dates:
14 Feb 2022 - 04 Nov 2022

Palmerston North - Tuesday & Wednesday + Tuesday & Thursday
Masterton - Tuesday & Wednesday

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-freeScholarship info

International Fees:*
Not Applicable

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

This programme will provide you with the qualification you’ll need to comply with all regulatory requirements and relevant industry codes of practice for animal care. This includes knowing how to respond to normal and abnormal health and behaviour in animals, and being able to assist with the day to day care of animals. It is designed for people who want to care for animals in contexts such as pet stores, animal rescue centres, pet groomers, boarding and training facilities and animal recreation businesses.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for this programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. Once you've talked to everyone required, you can fill out the application form as follows:
 


 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of UCOL's Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in Veterinary Science & Animal Technology. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

Career Pathways

  • Vet Nursing
  • Animal Care
  • Pet Boarding
  • Agriculture

 Course Information

This programme comprises 70 credits including 27 NCEA Credits.

Introduction to Animal Care (Level 3) (10 Credits)

The Animal Facility (Level 3) (15 Credits)

Applied Animal Care (Level 3) (15 Credits)

Animal Husbandry (Level 3) (15 Credits)

Animal Health (Level 3) (15 Credits)

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 12 - 13 secondary school students (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or students with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school), aged 16 years or over.

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is part of a suite of 'Academy 2 Day' programmes offered by UCOL to secondary students seeking to explore their career options while still in school. Gain practical experience and 27 NCEA Credits.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL’s Academy 2 Day New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Cost
Fees-free when criteria are met. 

Transport
Transport assistance is available if you meet the criteria.

Attendance expectations
Students must maintain appropriate attendance at both secondary school and Academy to remain enrolled in the Academy Programme.

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