Certificate II in Animal Care

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Pet Stylist Academy
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    Pet Stylist Academy

  • Qualification

    Certificate II

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced, up to 12 months

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Animal Attendant | Pet Groomer | Animal Hospital Assistant | Animal Care Attendant | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    If you love working with animals and would like to pursue a rewarding career in the animal care industry, then this ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy could be an ideal course to get you started.

    This Certificate II in Animal Care qualification, available online with work placement, serves as an optimal entry point for aspiring individuals seeking to embark on a rewarding career in the animal care and management industry.

    It equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in sectors such as pet shops, animal shelters, kennels, catteries, groomers, sanctuaries, and veterinary clinics. Throughout this course, students will gain a foundational understanding of the animal care industry, focusing on ethical and humane practices. From conducting animal care work routines to providing essential first aid and assisting in animal health care, learners will acquire practical skills. The program also emphasises vital workplace competencies, including effective communication, workplace health and safety, and environmentally sustainable work practices.

    The Certificate II in Animal Care involves a minimum of 10 full days (80 hours) work placement, which can be conducted at an approved workplace of your choice. Training tims can be arranged directly with the academy at a time that suits you, or on one of a handful of dates specified by the Pet Academy if you'd prefer to do the training on campus.

    This course also provides a pathway to further study in the field through courses such as Certificate IV in Vet Nursing, Certificates III & IV in Companion Animal Services and Certificate III in Pet Grooming.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible for this course, students should:

    • Be aged 15 or over;
    • Have reliable internet and email access;
    • Be able to organise work placement or volunteer work in a suitable animal facility OR attend the Gold Coast campus for practical training.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy, you will study the following subjects:

  • Why Pet Stylist Academy?

    Pet Stylist Academy, located on the Gold Coast, stands as one of Australia's premier training centre for pet grooming and animal courses, renowned for their unwavering commitment to excellence and proven effectiveness in training techniques and educational curriculum.

    Since their establishment in 2013, they've been dedicated to nurturing exceptional individuals who go on to become outstanding animal services professionals. They offer a range of nationally accredited qualifications and courses that equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the dynamic animal industry.

    At the helm of their esteemed faculty is the internationally accredited Master Groomer, Emily Myatt, leading a team of highly awarded

    Pet Stylist Academy is committed to providing exceptional student support throughout their educational journey. The academy's dedicated team of instructors and mentors offer personalised guidance and assistance to students, ensuring they receive the necessary training and resources to excel in their pet styling careers.

    With a focus on hands-on learning, practical demonstrations, and constructive feedback, the academy empowers its students to develop their skills and confidence, fostering a supportive and nurturing learning environment. Whether it's helping students with technical challenges or offering career advice, the academy goes above and beyond to ensure each student's success and growth in the pet styling industry.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy. You will have the skills and knowledge required to start working in a range of animal care institutions such as vet clinics, pet grooming facilities or pet shops, or to start your own animal care business.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    The full fee for the course fee is $3,500.

    Students have a choice of paying the full amount up-front, or you can take advantage of one of the Pet Stylist Academy's easy interest free payment plans.

    Australian students may also be able to access government assistance through one of the following programs:

    • Youth Allowance (for students aged 16–24 years)
    • Austudy (for students aged over 25 years) 
    • ABSTUDY (for Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander students)

    Payment plans

    For your convenience the Pet Stylist Academy offers two interest free payment plans, choose the one that best suits your lifestyle:

    • Pay in four installments (1st installment: $500 enrolment fee plus 3x $1000 installments)
    • Direct debit option ($500 enrolment fee plus $117 per week over six months or $59 per week over 12 months)


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