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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Fish, Horses, Companion Animals, and Lifestyle Block Animals) (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 70
Subject Area
  • Health » Veterinary Studies » Veterinary Assisting
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide individuals with the skills, knowledge and attributes to maintain the welfare of animals in the companion, recreation, or lifestyle block animal sectors.

This qualification is targeted at individuals who are, or are intending to be, caring for animals in non-production contexts, for example: pet stores, animal rescue centres, pet groomers, boarding and training facilities, lifestyle blocks, and animal recreation businesses.

The community will benefit from a qualification that ensures individuals in a wide range of animal care roles can care for the welfare of animals within welfare standards and practices.

To achieve this qualification graduates will be able to carry out animal care tasks relevant to one of the following contexts: Companion Animals, Fish, Horses, Lifestyle Block Animals.

Graduates will be capable of operating under limited supervision.
Graduate profile
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
- Assist with the day-to-day care of animals
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973] with Vocational Pathways Primary Industry endorsement, or the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) [Ref: 2218].

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 [Ref: 2489].
Entry Requirements
There are no mandatory prerequisites for this qualification but it is recommended that NCEA Level 1, with strengths from the Vocational Pathway Primary Industries sector, be a minimum.
Education Organisation 11 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Primary Industry Training Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2487
Status Current
Created 2015-02-02 11:53:26.0
Next Review 2019-12-31 00:00:00.0
Content
Programmes leading to the achievement of this qualification may include:
- codes of practice for welfare
- legal requirements
- local by-laws
- ethics
- signs of normal and abnormal behaviour
- emergency procedures
- signs of ill health
- basic health procedures
- animal first aid
- care to maintain a positive state of welfare
- zoonosis
- breeds
- anatomy and physiology
- husbandry
- nutrition
- housing
- transportation
- handling and hygiene
- cleaning and grooming
- equipment and machinery.

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