Advanced Certificate in Animal Welfare

3 modules

300 hours

Is caring for animals one of your unshakable instincts? Do you believe that their welfare is something that needs to be upheld and that you have the capacity of giving them a better life? Careers Collectiv understands your inclination and provides a platform where you can gain knowledge and acquire the necessary skills for proper animal care


With our certificate in animal studies, you’ll learn to expertly foster the health and well-being of all kinds of animals.


Career Collectiv’s captive animals course teaches the foundations of animal healthcare. Our industry experts will instruct you in determining signs of the onset of disease, assessing animal behaviour, and rehabilitating animals for full recovery in the event of poor health or injury. Centering on animal wellbeing, the course will tackle theories on sentience, captivity, and preventive measures against debilitating diseases. 


This animal management course also delves into wildlife conservation and sustainability. This facet details habitat management and marine conservation.


Through Career Collectiv’s comprehensive animal management course, you will gain a sturdy foundation in the field of professional animal care.

Animal Welfare Course Overview

Payment options

This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan for $25 per week. It also qualifies for a discount for upfront payments.

Course duration

This course is made up of 3 in-depth modules and make up 20 lessons. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 300 hours of study. There is an option to reduce modules from this program to suit your needs.

Tutor support

You are studying online – but you are not studying alone. Our tutor support service comes with all of our courses and is available to you 24 hours, 7 days a week.


A Certificate of attainment will be issued upon completion of your course.

24/7 Access

Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to fit your study in with your schedule.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

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Course details

This course is ideal for:

  • People passionate about animal rights
  • People concerned about animal welfare

100% Online

Delivered online to suit your schedule and lifestyle, this comprehensive Animal Welfare certificate is perfect for anyone wanting to learn the skills required to open up opportunities in industries which care about the protection and wellbeing of domestic or wild animals.

With so many different avenues to choose from we have the ideal starting point to building the fundamental skills to start your journey in Animal Welfare.

Career prospects

Where could you work?

  • Animal welfare inspector
  • Animal rescue officer
  • Animal welfare organisations
  • Animal sanctuary
  • Veterinary assistant

Course modules

This course is comprised of 3 modules:

  • Animal Healthcare
  • Animal Welfare
  • 1 elective module of your choice


Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted and marked by the school’s tutors before it is returned to you with any comments, feedback and if necessary, extra reading.

Topics that will be covered in the Animal Healthcare module include:

  • Common health problems
  • Signs of ill health
  • Veterinary facilities
  • Safety procedures
  • Administration of animal health
  • First aid and preventative health care
  • Routine treatments
  • Health problems in house pets
  • Rehabilitation care

Topics that will be covered in the Animal Welfare module include:

  • Animal psychology and sentience
  • Managing animal welfare
  • Animal protection services
  • Animal health services
  • Animal welfare for pets
  • Animals in sport
  • Animal welfare for farm animals
  • Animal welfare wildlife

Elective modules to choose from

  • Vertebrate zoology
  • Animal diseases
  • Animal feed and nutrition
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Natural health care for animals
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Animal Welfare Courses

Do you care about animals? Have you always longed for a career where you can work with animals and make a difference in their lives? At Careers Collectiv, our animal welfare course can put you on the right steps to achieving your dreams.

As our animal welfare course is delivered completely online, you have the choice of where and when you want to study from. With a flexible approach to your learning, you can take control of your career and work it around your current commitments.

Your study will take you around 300 hours, and you will then be equipped to see future career paths that our animal care and welfare courses could lead to. Read More

Contact us for more information about our animal care courses online, and vet assistant online course.

What Will You Learn on Animal Welfare Course Online?

If you are looking for your first steps into a career where you care about animals, the conditions they live in and their health, our animal welfare training courses are ideal for you.

You will learn about animal healthcare and learn how to spot if an animal could be ill. Along with this, you will also learn more about veterinary facilities and animal first aid, which could be essential skills for pet owners, as well as those that go on to have an animal-related career.

Animal welfare also makes up one of the modules for the course. You will discover more about the welfare of all types of animals, including pets, farm animals and wildlife.

Along with the two compulsory modules, you will get to choose your third module based on your area of interest.

After the completion of your course, you will be given a certificate of attainment. You can use this to show future employers or academic institutions your commitment to learning and prior knowledge of animal welfare.

You could then go on to take an animal welfare officer course, into employment or take another one of our animal health care courses that can be completed online.

It is also a great step towards an animal nursing course, which could see you working in a veterinary clinic. Try our animal welfare courses online today.

Why Study Animal Welfare Training Course With Careers Collectiv?

At Careers Collectiv, we want to see our students succeed, which is why we offer you a convenient way to learn the skills and knowledge that you will need for a career working with animals.

To make this possible, we can offer you flexible payments, and you can study for as little as $25 per week.

Your assignments will all be marked by our tutors, and you will be given feedback based upon the work you have done, as well as any areas that need more attention. We also give you all the support you need so that you can do your best.

There are no deadlines so you can work at your own pace, and you never need to feel rushed or under pressure. By making the course work around you, you have a much better chance of being successful.

Download our animal welfare course brochure today, and you can begin to plan a brighter future. We look forward to see you in our of our short online courses. Read Less

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“I have found the course to be a great deal of help with trying to get into the animal industry. I have also found my tutors comments of great help. Would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to get into the animal industry.”


“Very happy with how my work is being marked. I am enjoying my course, and have learnt a lot of new things that are valuable to know considering I have a lot of animals and is useful information for me to know.”


“I would recommend this course to anybody who is interested in animals, has animals and/or likes to work with animals. This is something I can use for the rest of my life and I can also use this basic knowledge for further study.”


Gain the Advanced Certificate in Animal Welfare for only $25 per week

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