Are you an animal lover who wants to turn your passion into a rewarding career? Perhaps you've always dreamed of helping to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need? This Certificate in Animal Welfare will give you the comprehensive knowledge to kickstart those dreams.
- 100 Study Hours
- Payment Plan From Only $25 per week
- Lifetime Access Available Worldwide
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Distance Skills Academy Certificate of Achievement in Animal Welfare Certificate.
Learn to Help Animals in Need, Study Animal Welfare
Are you a animal lover who wants to turn your passion into a rewarding career? Perhaps you've always dreamed of helping to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need? This Certificate in Animal Welfare will give you the comprehensive knowledge to kickstart those dreams.
True animal lovers will appreciate this course because it gives them an opportunity to pursue a career within animal welfare agencies such as the RSPCA. You’ll learn to recognise common health problems, animal behaviour, and signs of ill health. Your skills will help to assist in veterinary facilities, understand safety and first aid, administration of animal health, preventative health care, routine health treatments, health problems in domestic pets and rehabilitation care.
This fascinating course also includes our brand NEW Celebrity Mentor Series, a video learning "masterclass" hosted by Dr Kate Adams from Bondi VET. Head veterinarian and owner of Bondi Vet, you may have seen her on TV in the hit series Bondi VET. Dr Kate is also the Founder of Sydney tech startup, Thankly, and Director for Cannpal Pet Therapeutics. She is one of Australia’s most well known media vets and a leading expert in animal health care. Our new mentor series is designed so you can sit back, relax and enjoy a very personal tutorial with one of the industries leading experts. Check out a sneak peek here:
This animal welfare course is suitable for passionate animal lovers who believe in the protection and welfare of animals and who want to build a career in animal protection services.
View snippets of video content from our master course library, read topical articles and get a taste of studying with The Distance Skills Academy...
Snippet from Course Library: Case study 1: Wolves in Yellowstone National Park:
By the late 1920s, wolves were completely eradicated from the areas in and around Yellowstone National Park due to hunting for sport, pelts and to protect livestock.
With the removal of the apex predator from the environment, elk populations skyrocketed. The overpopulation of elk that were now able to remain more static without the threat of predation had substantial knock-on effects, including the collapse of populations of willow and aspen trees. This caused a reduction in the berries from these plants available for pre-hibernation food for grizzly bears.
The loss of these trees also led to soil erosion around the waterways which caused reduced stability of the riverbanks and increased pollution of the water, as well as heavily reducing the beaver population who rely heavily on willow and aspen to build dams. Without the dams in the waterways, the water temperatures increased which had a major impact on the migration of salmon up riverways.
A small pack of wolves was translocated to the area in the 1990’s and within only a couple of years had created a noticeable change in the populations (and importantly, the movement) of elk.
Shortly thereafter, willow and aspen began to regrow along riverbanks helping the rivers run faster and cleaner. Within a few years, beavers started returning and transforming the landscape with their dams, improving the water for salmon migration. This in turn helped improve the diet of grizzly bears who often utilise dammed areas to catch salmon, as well as seeing a return of the berries they graze on prior to hibernation.
The removal of one species from an ecosystem can have devastating effects that reach much further than the initial species involved. With the world facing unprecedented levels of extinction over the coming decades, it is vital to recognise the substantial flow on effects of any changes to ecosystems, habitats or even individual species.