Study Animal Care

  • Polytechnic Goat with one of the students
  • Polytechnic Goat with one of the students
  • Vet nurses with a rabbit

Join our graduates working as zoo keepers, animal park managers and tourist farm presenters, in places like research laboratories, pet shops, boarding kennels and veterinary clinics. Our programmes have been designed to be flexible and allow a high degree of portability between sectors of the animal care and handling industries.

You'll have a hands-on learning experience — in fact, you'll take care of our wide range of small and large animals on-site every morning — and gain both national and specialist qualifications that are widely recognised within the animal care industry.

Our Animal Care Programmes and Courses

Programme/Course
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Companion Animals) (Level 3)
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management (Companion Animals) (Level 4)
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology strand in Veterinary Nursing Assistant (Level 5)