New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Fish, Companion Animals and Lifestyle Block Animals) (Level 3)

Programme highlights

Do you have a passion for working with animals? This entry level programme provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to maintain the care, handling and welfare of companion animals (dogs, cats and/or birds), fish or lifestyle block animals (sheep, cattle, alpacas, pigs, goats, emus, ostriches) in both domestic and commercial environments.

The flexible delivery will ensure that you can fit your study around other commitments and learn from a location that suits you, with on-going support from our tutors.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to comply with all regulatory requirements and relevant industry codes of practice for animal care, respond to normal and abnormal health and behaviour in animals as well as assisting with the day-to-day care of animals.

Flexible study option

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.

Key facts

Start Month(s) Various dates throughout the year
Study Location(s) Online
Level 3
Domestic fees Free*
Youth Guarantee
Programme Code NZ2487
Duration

36 weeks (part-time)

Study Method Online
Credits 70
International Fees Not available to International Students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Need help applying?

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If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees 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 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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 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.

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

Programme structure

Compulsory

Introduction to animal care and positive welfare

  • To provide an introduction to the legal requirements and philosophy of care to create a positive welfare environment when caring for animals

Responses to emergency conditions

  • To demonstrate knowledge of health and safety requirements for the industry and knowledge of appropriate responses for emergency situations

Upon completion of the two compulsory courses, students continue with the strand of their choice.

Strand 1: Fish

Normal characteristics, needs, breeds and husbandry (fish) 

  • To provide knowledge and skills on recognising  normal behaviour and health in fish, providing the optimum environment, and care of the young for a species.

Abnormal conditions, infections, transportation and equipment (fish) 

  • To provide knowledge and skills on recognising abnormal conditions and health in fish, optimal methods of transportation of fish, and equipment used in maintaining a healthy aquarium

Strand 2: Companion Animals

Normal characteristics, needs, breeds and husbandry (companion animal) 

  • To provide knowledge and skills on recognising normal behaviour and health in companion animals, nutrition, taxonomy and husbandry.

Abnormal conditions, infections, transportation and equipment (companion animal) 

  • To provide knowledge and skills on recognising abnormal conditions and health in companion animals

Strand 3: Lifestyle Block Animals

Normal characteristics, needs, breeds and husbandry (Lifestyle Block animals) 

  • To understand the normal characteristics, needs, breeds and husbandry of lifestyle block animals

Abnormal conditions, infections, transportation and equipment (Lifestyle Block animals) 

  • To provide knowledge and skills on recognising abnormal conditions and health, optimal methods of transportation and husbandry of lifestyle block animals

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

Graduates may progress on to the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management (Level 4) with strands in Canine Behaviour and Training, Captive Wild Animals, and Companion Animals

Offered by

School of Employment Pathways

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees 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 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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 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.