Animal Care Fundamentals

ANC300

This online animal care fundamentals course introduces the basics of day-to-day care of animals. It will enable you to describe compliance requirements and understand the importance of regular care tasks to maintain animal welfare.

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    Level
    3
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    Credits
    10
  •  
    EFTS
    0.0833
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 7 hours per week
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

You will be able to apply this knowledge to daily care tasks for three species of companion animals in an animal care organisation, or lifestyle block animals on a lifestyle block.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Learners who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Describe basic compliance systems in New Zealand for animal welfare, health and safety, and local by-laws.
  • Describe the basics of general animal biology and physiology (not species specific).
  • Describe the importance of regular daily care for animal welfare.
  • Perform basic regular daily animal care tasks in accordance with compliance requirements to protect animals, humans and the environment.

Assessment

100% internal assessment 

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

Course availability over the next 12 months

2023
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
  •  
    Level
    3
  •  
    Credits
    10
  •  
    EFTS
    0.0833
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 7 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying