Certificate in Companion Animal Studies
Are you passionate about animals? Have you always wanted to work with all creatures great and small? Can you see yourself working in boarding kennels, catteries, welfare organisations and pet shops? The Certificate in Companion Animal Studies will start you on your journey of turning your passion into a reality!
You will learn about canines, felines and animal diseases and everything else in between!
Certificate in Companion Animal Studies is internationally recognised that is conducted on line. The Certificate in Companion Animal Studies composes of 8 modules which also include exams and assessments.
The duration of Certificate in Companion Animal Studies is 12 months and students have the option of obtaining a study timetable to keep them on track with modules and assessments.
Students can either pay for the course in full or choose the Payment Plan option. Payment Plans are only available for students residing in Australia.
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Students are not required to undergo work placement with the Certificate in Companion Animal Studies, although it is desirable. Students that do not secure placement within an animal facility will need to complete Workshop 1 before they can graduate
If you are new to the animal world, then this course is for you!
Each unit is a short course and can be studied separately.
Units of Study - Click on each unit to read in depth of what each module entails.
Workplace Health and Safety
Animal Husbandry III (BAG202)
Animal Health Care
Dog Care (BAG105)
Cat Care - Domestic Cat Care (BAG107)
Animal Behaviour (BAG203)
TVN Practical Workshop (Australia Only)
Student Placement – Optional
Student Parrots in Paradise Placement (see Parrots in Paradise Placement for more information)
Study when, where and however much you want. For most students, the course can be completed within 12 months.
The following books, available through this web site are relevant supplementary reading for this course
- Caring For Dogs
- Animal Psychology
- Animal Health
Self Assessment Tests are presented throughout the course. These are essentially an automated quiz. When you undertake a "SAT" or "Self Assessment Test", you will be able to see what you got correct, and what was incorrect; and in that way, you can identify your weaknesses.
Assignments are given at the end of each lesson. You should complete this assignment, paying careful attention to follow what is asked of you. It can be just as important to learn to work to specification, as it is to learn about the topic you are studying.
Recognition and Ethics
TVN Academy is internationally recognised through the IARC
A strict "No Plagiarism" and "No fraud" policy exists. Assignments are checked for plagiarism, and assignments will not be deemed to have been completed, if work is not your own original creation, and is found to have been copied from elsewhere. If the person doing the course is discovered to be different to the name enrolled, the enrolment and any results will be recorded as invalid and any fees paid will be forfeited.
A full refund less expenses (up to 15% of fees applied) is provided to anyone wishing to withdraw from a course, within 2 weeks of enrolment. This does not apply after the first assignment has been submitted and marked; or after the two weeks has expired.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS INSTITUTION?
We believe that we have an ethical responsibility to make good use of the fees you pay and the time you invest into an education through our academy. To this end, our first priority is always your learning. This comes before issues such as formal accreditations, speculative marketing and bureaucratic processes which all too often add considerable costs to the running of colleges, and take resources away from the provision of more valuable services to the student.
TVN Academy focuses on facilitating your learning and support to optimise that learning. We recognise that learning is all about improving knowledge and skills in your long term memory. While some colleges may focus on getting you to pass exams, by committing knowledge to short term memory; we understand that such an approach is not true education, and does little to improve your long term career or business prospects.
How Could This Course Help You?
If you are thinking of a career in the animal and pet care industry, then this is a great start.