New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care

Learn how to care for a range of animals. Do work experience with Wellington SPCA. Gain knowledge and skills for the industry.

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What you will learn

  • Learn the correct care for cats, dogs and rabbits
  • Techniques of animal handling
  • Welfare, ethics and safe working practices
  • Health and husbandry of companion animals
  • Hygiene and zoonosis
  • Work experience at Wellington SPCA
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Please note, we are no longer accepting applications for 2016. Contact us today if you would like to discuss enrolling in 2017.

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Career options

  • Kennel/Cattery Assistant
  • Pet Shop Employee
  • Groomer
  • Dog Daycare Worker
  • Professional Pet Sitter
  • Professional Dog Walker

Further study options

Upcoming start dates

  • 17 July 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

  • NCEA Level 1, or equivalent gained through tertiary study. Or successful completion of Wellington Trades Academy HV4514 Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) (Introductory Animal Care), or similar Wellington Trades Academy programme. Or relevant personal, practical, professional and/or educational experience, including literacy and numeracy competence equivalent to that specified above.
  • All students will be required to complete a Criminal Declaration form

20+

If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admissions on our programmes. All students will be required to complete a Criminal Declaration form.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $3,119
  • Course related costs: $180

  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

This programme is not available to international students.

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

Contact our international team to check the suitability of this course for international students.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Health and Social Services
Offered by:
Te Hau Tapu me te Puna Oranga
Formal programme title:
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Companion Animals) (Level 3)
Programme code:
NZ2487
If you have any personal or study issues, we’re here to help.
Windy
Windy, Pasifika Student Mentor