Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

Bendigo TAFE

This qualification is part of the Animal Care and Management Training Package. It is for companion animal workers who want to develop skills that include the special care of a variety of animals, managing and maintaining specialised animal housing facilities, and monitoring and maintaining the health of companion animals. Graduates can specialise in areas such as companion animal grooming services, breeding companion animal livestock, purchasing companion animal livestock and training companion animals.

Course Fee:

Australian: $20,930

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education. Certificate III in Animal Studies; Certificate III in Companion Animal Services; or relevant vocational experience is recommended.


13 units: 3 core; 10 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Manage compliance in the companion animal industry; Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing; Maintain OHS processes. Electives: Care for young animals; Manage and maintain aviaries and bird rooms; Design, construct and maintain aquascapes; Purchase companion animal livestock; Manage companion animal breeding; Conduct companion animal training classes; Prepare, deliver and review animal care education programs; plus more.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01218G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Charleston Road No info No
Charleston Road No info No Full time 2 years
As a technical and further education provider, Bendigo TAFE is governed by a number of regulatory bodies and frameworks and is responsible to the Minister for Education and Training, reporting through Skills Victoria within the Victorian Government Department of Education, Employment and Training.

Through a network of four campuses, Bendigo TAFE deliver over 100 vocational courses to over 9,000 students every year. The course content is designed to deliver practical, hands-on and industry relevant skills that help get students into the workforce faster, upgrade existing skills or prepare students for further study pathways.

Bendigo TAFE is an integral part of the community and is very proud of the education, training and assessment.

Provider CRICOS: 01218G

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