Pet Industries

Courses

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR BAG203

Study Animal Psychology 

The study of animal behaviour provides a foundation for animal training, or more generally, animal care. It also provides very real insights and a foundation for understanding human behaviour. If you wish, you may focus on a particular animal or group of animals. Let your tutor know your preference.

Animals do share some behavioural characteristics with people but it can be dangerous to assume too much similarity. Animal behaviour is far less affected by choices reached through reasoning.

Behaviour is any externally observable activity of an animal. In general, it includes:

  • Movement of parts of the body
  • Stopping expected movement
  • Secretions from the body
  • Changes in body colour.

It is assumed that all animal behaviour is an adaptation designed to support survival, either directly or indirectly. However, this is not always the case. Animals can behave self-destructively, out of habit, or out of boredom, just as humans can. To better understand the behaviour, we should also consider what motivates it.

This course is relevant to pet owners, veterinary assistants, or people who work with animals (eg. on farms, zoos, pet shops, trainers, etc). In understanding animal behaviour, we extend our basis for understanding human behaviour, and as such, the course may also be valuable for anyone studying general psychology. 

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ANIMAL DISEASES BAG219

Learn how to examine sick animals, and how to collect symptomatic information or tissue samples that will aid in making a diagnosis.

The course will help you to recognise a disease and determine an appropriate course of action to initiate in order to obtain a diagnosis.

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ANIMAL GROOMING BAG106

Learn how to make your pet look good or study for a career in the animal grooming industry.

Pet owners are spending more and more on grooming their pets, whether for show or because they want them looking clean, smart, and healthy.

  • Being able to groom animals is a way for you to care for your own animals or even set up your own business grooming other people's animals.

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ANIMAL HEALTH CARE VAG100

Develops your understanding of veterinary and animal health care practices. This course provides a starting point for someone seeking to develop a career in the veterinary industry, or a broad grounding or the health care of domestic pets or farm animals.

Topics covered include; Common Health Problems, Animal behavior, Signs of ill health, Veterinary facilities, Safety and first aid, Administration of animal health, Preventative health care, Routine health treatments, Health problems in domestic pets and Rehabilitation care.

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AQUARIUM MANAGEMENT BEN105

Learn Aquarium Management

The three main categories of aquariums are:
• Fresh water
• Brackish water (mixture of fresh and sea water)
• Marine or seawater

These can be further divided into:
• Cold water aquariums and
• Tropical or warm water aquariums (i.e. reef aquariums)

Within the above categories, aquariums for fish can be divided by types:
• Peaceful community aquariums
• Aggressive or semi aggressive fish species
• Single species or 'specimen' tanks

 

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BIRD KEEPING

Learn how to really care for Birds - 100 hour course from home

Are you serious about the welfare of birds and the proper care of looking after birds?

This is a robust 100 hours of precise skills development and training online in bird keeping!

The course is perfect for:

  • Animal rehabilitation or rescue such as RSPCA
  • Veterinarian services
  • Animal or land based education p
  • Pet training and services
  • Bird showing
  • Bird breeding
  • Aviculture special interest groups or wildlife conservation  
  • Birdwatching events or tourist linked groups e.g. bird of prey demonstration

Learn the facts about bird keeping and the potential for increased vitality and improvements in their general health.

Bring new and innovative techniques to your care for birds – get the best

out of them and make caring for birds a pleasure!

 

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CAT CARE BAG107

Learn to Care for Cats

There are opportunities for feline specialists across veterinary health, rehoming and adoption facilities, pet boarding properties, grooming, breeding and reproductive health and the behaviour and training industry.  

 

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CAT PSYCHOLOGY AND TRAINING BAG222

Learn the How and Why of Feline Behaviour. Online Learning in Domestic and Wild cat psychology. 

 

Learn to understand how cats think, and to control their behaviour, through training and other means.

Cat communication is the method a cat uses to communicate with other cats, animals and humans. A cat may communicate through movement, posture, noise and chemical signals. The communication processes a cat uses have been changed by the process of domesticating them into the human world.. Cats can also communicate using body language.

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CERTIFICATE IN COMPANION ANIMAL STUDIES VAG024

Want to Work in the Pet Industry?

Learn about animal health care, and develop business and management skills, that are valued for a career working with pets or providing support services within the pet industry.

This course can be an excellent starting point for:

  • Pet Shop staff or proprietors
  • Animal Breeders or Service Providers
  • Veterinary Assistants
  • Animal Shelter Staff
  • Allied professions in Farming, Wildlife, etc

The course is also well suited to anyone who already works with animals who is seeking to further their skills and career prospects

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DIPLOMA IN PET INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT

 

Develop a career or business with pets: in breeding and supplying pets, or supplying services or products to pet owners.

The most extensive education for a career in the pet industry, short of being a veterinarian. 2 years full time 4+ yrs p/t 

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DOG CARE BAG105

Study Dog Care

Dogs are a significant commercial industry in many countries around the world. Pet owners often pamper their dogs with services and products that a non-pet owner might fail to appreciate.

Examples of related industries include:

  • Retail supplies – food, toys, training aids, leashes etc
  • Breeding Enterprises
  • Boarding kennels/long-stay facilities
  • Walking and sitting services
  • Municipal/government department – managing registration, pound, Dog Catcher
  • Grooming
  • Trainer
  • Behaviour consultant
  • Working dogs – herding, guard (security, livestock), guiding and leading, comfort animals, tracking dogs (army/police),
  • Rescue centres, pounds, foster homes, shelters
  • Funeral, cremation and memorial services
  • Health services – veterinary, nursing and alternative therapies

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DOG PSYCHOLOGY AND TRAINING BAG221

Dogs, dogs and more dogs! People enjoy keeping dogs as pets, but do we really understand them?

Study canine behaviour to understand and also manage them better.

When you truly understand how dogs think, and you recognise triggers which affect their behaviour patterns, you have a foundation from which to train them. Becoming competent and confident in your knowledge and skills will help you become the leader your dog needs. 

This course can become your starting point for becoming a skilled and effective dog trainer.

An ideal course if you work in care or health industry and want to develop professional canine behaviour insight. Learn from our canine professionals and veterinarians. 


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FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (DOMESTIC PETS)

This course is exceptional and unique in the quantity and quality of what you will learn about working with pets.

  • Fast track at 1 year full time study load (2 p/t) to give an extensive foundation for a business or career in the pet industry. 
  • A superbly designed course, which is relevant and challenging, specifically aimed at people who desire working with animals in the billion-dollar pet industry!

No matter what capacity you work in, the public demand knowledge and quality service from people working their animals.

For many households, pets are part of the family.  Instil confidence in yourself and your customers, develop skills and get an education like no other.

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NATURAL HEALTH CARE FOR ANIMALS BAG218

Learn about the nature and scope of natural therapies that can be used to treat animals.

Technology has come a long way in the treatment of disease in both domestic and livestock. The conventional approach used by most veterinary practices has had great success in treating ailments such as acute infection and trauma. One problem that has come from this conventional approach to treatment is the narrowing view of how ailments can be treated and the growing reliance on chemical products for treatment. This has lead to the re-emergence of holistic therapies for animals. Practitioners who use this holistic approach to the treatment of illness in animals believe that symptoms represent the action of an individual’s “life force”. To protect an animal’s life force, symptoms are created such as diarrhea, vomiting, coughing and sneezing to throw off the disturbance.

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PET CARE AAG100 (Different types of Pets)

Work with Pets

ACS Student Comment: Undertaking research reinforces learning, and it makes me learn more than I would on the course notes alone. The tutor's comments are very useful. He also provides links to interesting materials relative to my course. Lana Hurley, Australia, Pet Care course

A course for pet owners or anyone working with pets, providing a sound introduction to caring for a wide variety of different pets including dogs, cats, fish, birds, rabbits, rodents, reptiles and amphibians.

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POULTRY BAG208

Raise Your own Chooks -at home

Covers all aspects of poultry care and management including: Terminology, Breeds , Nutrition, Diseases In Poultry, Layers, Broilers, Incubation, Brooding, Record Keeping, Economics & Marketing. Suitable for commercial farmers, hobby farmers or enthusiasts.

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