Veterinary Assistant & Animal Welfare Course Package

About Course  

Veterinary assistants play a significant role in providing support for the care and wellbeing of the animals in the veterinary practice. In just a day, an assistant may discuss the necessity of dog grooming to a client, then move on to assist at the front desk, and then go on to aid the veterinarian with nursing care. Being a veterinary assistant is a good choice if you want to gain experience and help you decide whether you want to pursue and continue a career as a veterinary technician or perhaps a veterinarian. There are numerous advantages to obtaining your certification credentials first before you start working in the field. LEARNT is the key to help you be job-ready through the courses we offer. This Veterinary Assistant & Animal Welfare Course Package is a value-packed course containing topics where you’ll learn the essential skills and knowledge required to become an effective veterinary assistant.

LEARNT veterinary care courses prepare learners in a practical, engaging way and with ‘industry specific’ information for this rewarding career. For learners that want to develop additional and relevant skills and are motivated to continue learning to improve their performance as veterinary assistant or veterinary nurse, LEARNT platform offers a diverse range of modules in relation to animal care and welfare, amongst other interesting subjects. Building on your professional and personal growth through learning, will earn you CRED points. A LEARNT way to obtain recognition.

What you’ll experience  

In this course, you’ll learn all the skills needed to thrive as a veterinary assistant. Through engaging and up to date content, you will be able to acquire knowledge and skills on how to properly take care of animals, animal toxicology, disorders and other conditions of animals, animal welfare and rescue, threatened wildlife conservation and a whole lot more topics that will surely equip you to become a confident, competent and effective support worker in animal care.

This comprehensive 48-module course provides information in structured sections, accompanied with images and ‘check for understanding’ activities at the end of every section. Learners will progress in order, through each segment at their own pace. The learner can review and revisit the module content when needed. The suggested time to complete each segment is approximately one hour.

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Course sections
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    An Introduction to Pet Care

    This topic will set out some of the basic information to consider before advancing your career with animals as well as help you understand how all the animal care industry segments fit together.

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    Provide Basic Care for Cats

    With their inspired playfulness and independent spirit, it’s no wonder cats are one of the most popular pets in Australia.

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    Provide Basic Care for Dogs

    This guide presents the basic care for domestic dogs and reviews some of the most popular dog breeds in Australia.

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    Provide Basic Care for Freshwater Fish

    This course covers the basic fish anatomy and physiology.

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    Provide Basic Care for Birds

    This topic will cover a broad range of aspects relating to basic care of birds.

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    Provide Basic Care for Reptiles and Amphibians

    This guide provides basic care for reptiles and amphibians and looks into their link to prehistoric cousins.

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    Provide Basic Care for Rodents and Rabbits

    Often rabbits and rodents are unsung heroes of medical breakthroughs. Study this topic to learn how to care for them.

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    Provide Dog Grooming Service

    This topic looks into the skills required for dog grooming and the need to maintain equipment in good order provide excellent customer service and highlights how to administer a salon.

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    Taking Care of your Animals

    There are many benefits in pet ownership including companionship, opportunity for increased social interaction with other people and providing a calming effect.

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    Common Health Issues in Domestic Pets

    This topic describes some of the diseases that are the most relevant and common illnesses to which a pet may be exposed to during its life.

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    Identify and Respond to Animal Behaviour

    This module highlights some of the common behaviours associated with dogs, cats, horses and birds

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    Basic First Aid for Animals

    Know some of the most common emergencies for animals and the immediate first aid that can be provided until veterinary attention can be sought.

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    Routine Health Care for Animals

    Routine health care for animals is important to ensure that they are cared for appropriately.

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    Rehabilitation of Domestic Animals

    The skill and patience with which rehabilitation is undertaken can make all the difference to the animal’s recovery, and make a significant contribution to their prognosis.

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    Maintain and Monitor Animal Health and Well-being

    This topic presents an understanding of what comprises animal health, animal wellbeing and animal welfare.

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    Common Health Problems in Farm Animals

    Study the diseases and effects of parasites and plant poisonings in farm animals.

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    Working in Veterinary Services

    Discover the most common types of animal facilities in veterinary industry and the standard roles available within them.

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    Administration Services for the Veterinary Service

    A veterinarian offering treatment or medical procedures to a client is expected to discuss the level of skills that the team will offer and also discuss any possible complications.

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    Safety in Veterinary Services

    Veterinary Service must provide a safe workplace environment for staff, clients, patients and all visitors.

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    A Day in the Life of A Veterinarian

    Discover a day in the life of veterinarian’s challenging and rewarding career.

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    Assist in Health Care of Animals

    Learn more about good animal welfare requirements and disease prevention, veterinary treatment, appropriate shelter, management, nutrition, humane handling and humane slaughter.

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    Veterinary Diagnostic Sample Collection

    This topic examines pets that are living longer, healthier lives and why our production animals are growing more efficiently.

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    Comply with Infection Control Policies and Procedures in Animal Work

    This topic looks at the viruses found almost everywhere on the planet that can infect animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria.

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    Controlling Bacterial and Fungal Diseases in Animals

    Infectious disease caused by pathogens is one of the major causes of illness and malaise in animals. Through this topic, know how to control these diseases.

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    Implementing Animal Health Control Programs

    This topic will look at the parasites that need to be considered in two broad groups of domestic animals – companion and production animals

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    Provide Nutritional Advice and Support for Animals

    Living creatures need to find ways of nourishing itself, and animals are no exception.

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    Domestic Animal Toxicology

    This module will give an overview of toxicology as it relates to domesticated animals.

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    Inherited Disorders of Dogs, Cats and Horses

    This learning guide will present a brief overview of inherited disorders focusing on dogs cats and horses however there are inherited disorders in almost all domesticated species

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    Other Conditions and Disorders

    This topic will be light on specific information about diseases

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    Managing Animal Welfare Needs

    This topic looks at working with animals, the welfare and priorities of those animals.

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    Complying with Animal Welfare Requirements

    This topic looks into the science and world experiences including, challenges from climate change and ecosystem degradation and society’s issues are also faced by animals.

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    Apply Principles of Animal Behaviour

    Owning a pet can be extremely rewarding however, it is important to remember that pet ownership is also a huge responsibility.

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    Apply Animal Welfare and Handling Requirements

    This topic will set out some of the practical steps to supporting animal welfare in the context of animal care worker, from handling to the provision of care.

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    Rescue Animals and Apply Basic First Aid

    this module is perfect for people interested in pursuing animal rescue and welfare career paths.

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    Animal Welfare for Wild Animals: Free and Captive

    This topic aims to serve as an introduction to the care of wild animals in the wild and in captivity.

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    Animal Health Information Resources

    A module that covers some of the basics on accessing and assessing the quality of animal health information that is available.

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    Caring for Young Animals

    Working in the animal care industry often necessitates the care of baby or juvenile animals.

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    Animal Welfare for Farm Animals

    This topic will focus on the animal welfare challenges associated with farming

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    Introduction to Wildlife Conservation

    This topic looks at endangered species and classification, biological diversity, genetics, and threats to wildlife from invasive species.

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    Recovery of Threatened Species

    An overview of the risks facing many of the most threatened wildlife species and some of the common mitigation strategies to assist their recovery are dicussed in this topic

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    Habitat Conservation

    Learn the natural surroundings of an animal plant or microorganism that supply the resources it requires.

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    Approaches to Conservation of Threatened Wildlife

    This topic looks at Conservation Biology as a discipline from the growing perception of an extinction crisis.

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    Vegetation (Flora) Surveys

    The components of this topic covers Australian environmental legislation and how this outlines vegetation survey practices.

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    Fauna Surveys

    This topic aims to introduce the concept of surveying fauna (animal kingdom) populations.

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    Marine Conservation

    Discover the marine biome which is by far the largest biome in the world and spans the entire globe

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    Planning for Wildlife

    Wildlife is at risk globally, both in terms of individual species becoming threatened or facing extinction, and as a generalised trend towards reduced biodiversity. 

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    Introduction to Wildlife Management

    In this topic we will look at the history of wildlife conservation and go over the key concepts and terminology.

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    Introduction to Wildlife Ecology

    From general and bacteria this topic looks at the extension of life and life diversity.

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Course details

$1499

360 Study Hours

Professional Development for

Veterinarian Assistant

Animal Attendant

Animal Welfare Officer

Animal Carer

Employment at a cattery, kennel, pet shop or specialist pet service

Animal hospital assistant

Animal refuges and welfare organisations

Pet shop employee or business owner

Animal breeder

Animal accommodation facilities (e.g. kennels and catteries)

Wildlife reserves, parks and zoos

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