Rabbit and Rodent Care

ANC305

This online course introduces foundational knowledge of rabbits and rodents (mice, rats, guinea pigs, chinchillas).

  •  
    Level
    3
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $0 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

You will be able to apply this knowledge to safely care for rabbits or rodents under limited supervision in an animal care organisation. 

This online course will enable you to facilitate the improvement of companion rabbit and rodent care practices in New Zealand.  

For more information watch the course introduction video below.  

Learners who successfully complete this online course will be able to:

  • Identify companion animal rabbit and rodent species and breeds, their physical features; and describe normal behaviour.
  • Identify basics of rabbit and rodent anatomy and physiology, life stage development and husbandry; and describe the impact on care and well-being.
  • Describe general nutritional needs, special dietary needs and substances toxic for rabbits and/or rodents.
  • Apply safe handling techniques to handle and transport rabbits and/or rodents.
  • Assist with regular and routine rabbit and/or rodent care, 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

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  •  
    Level
    3
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $0 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us