New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Fish and Companion Animals) (Level 3)
Currently this programme is open only for continuing students.
Please keep visiting the website for updates around possible future intakes in 2022.
Do you love working with animals?
Turn your passion into a rewarding career with MIT.
This programme will teach you the skills and knowledge to care for all kinds of animals - both big and small.
You can study at a time and place that suits your other commitments, from anywhere in New Zealand. You'll also get lots of one-on-one support from your tutors.
Choose a strand:
You will have the opportunity to select from one of two strands where you will learn about the specialist care and handling of:
- Fish; or
- Companion animals (such as dogs, cats, birds)
You must have access to companion animals or fish to do this programme.
If you enjoy looking after pets or are interested in working with animals, this programme will get you started with the skills you need.
When you have successfully completed this course, you'll know best-practice industry and government rules for animal care, as well as how to help keep animals in good condition.
Please note: All of this programme is delivered under a sub-contracting arrangement with Bay of Plenty Technical Institute trading as Pacific Coast Technical Institute.
Distance learning (workbook study and practical experience)
|Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)||Not available|
Part-time for 9 months (36 teaching weeks).
|International fees||Not available to international students|
|Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)||Not available|
New Zealand Certificate
Information is correct as at February 2021. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2021 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2021 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2021 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2021 are based on the 2020 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2021. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.