Next Generation Animal Care Technology (with a choice of Horses or Companion Animals) New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Fish, Horses, Companion Animals, and Lifestyle Block Animals) (Level 3) 2487

Level 3

Animals are such an important part of our lives, and taking care of them is a fast-growing industry for employment. Whether you want to be handling animals or working in a place that deals with animals, this course is for you!

On this programme you can choose to specialise your study in one of two areas.

Choosing Horses will provide you the skills to care for horses in a safe manner. You could find work in a variety of industries like racing, show- jumping and horse trekking.

Choosing Companion Animals will provide you the skills to care for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and all sorts of pets. You could end up working at a vet clinic, the SPCA, a pet shop, kennels, pet groomers – the options are endless!


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Graduates 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

Start Date(s)

February 2021 with enrolments any time during the year


22 weeks


Fulltime 5 days per week


Equine $3,404.71 | Companion Animals $3,679.43 (incl GST for NZ residents)

Leads to a Job As

Assistant in pet stores, animal rescue centres, pet grooming, animal day care, greyhound racing kennels, animal breeders, animal training, boarding facilities,  aquarium services, horse recreation businesses, or become a lifestyle block owner.

Or More Study

  • Next Generation: Rural Animal Technician (Large Animal) Level 5
  • Next Generation: Veterinary Nurse Assistant (Companion Animals) Level 5

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