ACM20121 Certificate ll Animal Care - Online

Course Outline

The Certificate II in Animal Care is a general qualification for entry into sectors of the animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as animal shelters, kennels, catteries, sanctuaries, and veterinary clinics. At this level, work takes place under direct supervision within clearly defined guidelines for work activities.

This is delivered via online learning. You are guided through your learnings and supported through interactive lessons. This form of learning is not self-paced, in that you are required to meet assessment due dates.

You are required to find a work placement in an animal care facility, shelter, pet shop or Veterinary clinic, where there is exposure to a wide range of animals with various needs as well being able to undertake WHS and infection control components. You will need access to both cats and dogs to care for.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this unit of competency. You do not need to have any prior learning in this field, you can be a complete novice. This nationally recognised course provides you with the foundations to progress on to further study areas.

Delivery and location

  • Online

Course start dates

We are take Quarterly applications - Apply now and we will place you in the next available course.

Course duration

The course duration is suggested to take 16 weeks, this includes one day per week dedicated to theory via online learning and placement of one day per week in a placement of your choosing.


Through a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) your prior skills and knowledge can be assessed. Please contact us for further information on the process and fee schedule.

What you get

  • You will be taught by internationally experienced assessors
  • Workplace insurance cover
  • Online group learning
  • Supportive mentoring throughout your period of training
  • Regular individual progression meetings
  • Opportunities to network within the industry


  • Digital textbooks and resources
  • Other materials to assist you throughout your training with us

Career opportunities

  • Animal Carer
  • Stepping stone into Certificate III Animal Care Services and then on to Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing


Payments: 5 x $570 | Total Tuition fee: $2850 | Enrolment fee: $250

Quick outline

ACM20121 Certificate ll Animal Care - Online

This is a foundation qualification to begin to build the necessary skills for caring for animals and understanding many aspects of the animal care industry. We offer this as an online course. Enrol today!

The Animal Academy Pty Ltd

  • Unit 7, 51 Forsyth Street
    Western Australia, 6163

  • 1300 290 609
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