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Animal Care (level 3)

Upon successful completion of the Animal Care level 3 programme, you will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Companion Animals) (Level 3)​


SX1602

  • Semester 1 starts February 2018
  • Semester 2 starts July 2018
  • Fees: $4,070* (per semester)
  • One Semester, full-time
  • Wintec Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton​​

This programme is a perfect starting point if you are interested in caring for animals in non-production contexts such as pet stores, animal rescue centres, boarding and training facilities.

Graduate opportunities include working as an assistant in pet stores, animal rescue centres, pet grooming, animal day care, animal training, and boarding facilities.

This is a practical programme including 80 hours of work placement.

Study Topics

  • Animal biology
  • Animal hygiene and health
  • Routine animal care
  • Animal welfare and ethics

 

​VIEW THE MODULES OF STUDY​ HERE​

Schedule of Modules

Schedule A: Common Core Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsCo-RequisitesPre-RequisitesAssessment Standard
ANML301Animal Biology​
3
15

N/A
ANML302Animal Hygiene and Health
3
15
ANML303 N/A
ANML303Routine Animal Care​
3
15
ANML302 N/A
ANML304Animal Welfare and Ethics3
15

N/A
ANML305Work Placement3
10
ANML302ANML303ANML304 N/A
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Entry Requirements:

  • Candidates are required to have:
  • NCEA Level 1 comprised of 80 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above, Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1) and Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1); or
  • A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above; or
  • Equivalent

Career/further opportunities:

Graduates of this qualification are likely to be employed in a range of businesses associated with the care of animals. This may include people working as assistants in pet stores, animal rescue centres, pet grooming, animal day care, animal training, and boarding facilities.

Graduates may progress in to further Animal Technology study at Wintec – in Veterinary Nurse Assistant or Rural Animal Technician programmes.

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