Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

Box Hill Institute, TAFE VIC

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: $10,588

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: 02411J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Box Hill No info No Full time 1 year
Box Hill No info No Part time 2 years
Lilydale No info No Full time 1 year
Lilydale No info No Part time 2 years
For more than 90 years, Box Hill Institute has provided collaborative and creative approaches to education and training.

Box Hill Institute's focus is on delivering employment focused courses and work ready graduates that are equipped with the skills required to succeed.

Box Hill Institute is one the largest providers in Victoria with more than 16,000 enrolments each year. The Institute delivers around 720 courses across 523 qualifications - including many delivered internationally and within industry - covering a range of short courses, certificates, diplomas, associate degrees and degrees, graduate certificates and master programs. Pathway options with partner universities are also available.

Box Hill Institute has three campuses located in Victoria which includes Box Hill, Melbourne City and Lilydale.

All campuses are within a few minutes' walk to shops, cafes, restaurants and public transport. Box Hill Central is the local public transport hub and is serviced by regular trains, trams and buses.

International students are an important part of the vibrant, diverse community. Students from more than 50 countries have studied at Box Hill Institute, side by side with local and other international students. Box Hill Institute was awarded International Vocational Training Provider of the Year 2015, the Award reinforcing the Institute's international education provider standing.

Fee help and payment plans are available for eligible students.

RTO: 4687

Provider CRICOS: 02411J

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