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Certificate in Animal Management (Level 4) with Companion Animal Strand
Certificate in Animal Management (Level 4) with Companion Animal Strand

Certificate in Animal Management (Level 4) with Companion Animal Strand

  • ID:CPIT640005
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$20,570.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,400.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$200.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$20,570.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,400.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$200.00

* Course related costs

Estimated Total/program:
$37,870.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • 36 NCEA credits at level 2 including 12 credits in English at Level 2 and 12 credits of a relevant science (biology, chemistry or physics) at Level 1.
  • Or New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care Level 3
  • Or New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) Ara Animal Management/Veterinary Nursing Pathway
  • Or If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

OR

  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 5.5 academic: speaking 5.0, reading 5.0, writing 5.0, listening 5.0.

Course Information

Match your passion for animals with the skills and knowledge needed to work in a diverse and rewarding field of animal care.

This highly practical programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills required in a wide range of animal related industries.

Foundation courses cover animal anatomy and physiology, occupational health and safety, safe handling of animals, basic animal behaviour and an introduction to the equipment and software commonly used in animal care environments. More advanced topics include nutrition, care during illness/injury, designing optimum housing spaces, behavioural correction and intervention and the safe transport of animals.

Work-integrated learning is a significant component of the programme and you'll have the opportunity to select an appropriate workplace to suit the area of animal care you're most interested in.

Due to the practical nature of the programme, you must have a good level of fitness to be able to carry out the physical activities with the animal room and on your work placement.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

With this qualification you will have the skills to competently manage the day-to-day care of animals in a variety of situations such as kennels and catteries, rescue centres and pet sitting facilities.

Depending on your interests, you could also find employment as an animal welfare worker, pet sitter, pet shop assistant,pet supplies sales representative or in the animal education industry.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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