Next Intake:
Domestic Student
Course Duration

Online + Classroom

Self Paced

Up to 6 months


1 week full time

Course Fee


*Course Fees include Enrolment fee and Material fee

Entry Requirement

Year 10 High School certificate or equivalent OR Certificate IV in a relevant qualification OR Mature aged student

International Student
*Course Fees include Enrolment fee and Material fee
Course Duration
Full Time

This course is not for International Student

Working Holiday Visa

Online & 1 week full time

Course Fee


Entry Requirement

IELTS Language Score of 6.0 or equivalent

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ACMSS00035 Animal Assisted Services (3-unit skill set)

Do you want to share your love of animals with others, bringing the unique benefits of human-animal interaction into the lives of those that need it most? 

Do you want an education that spans the breadth of animal assisted therapy, education and activities?

Our comprehensive program will give you the skills you need to participate in an existing programor to get started building your own. Students will examine how contact with animals can enhancehuman well-being in such fields as health care, social services, psychology, psychiatry, education,allied health, therapy, and many more. The course explores conceptual frameworks, research, andpractical techniques that will empower you to introduce animals to a variety of settings. It willenhance your personal growth and professional development.

The course will teach you to:

  • Work with animals in an educational or therapeutic setting

  • Correctly interpret human and animal body language

  • Understand animal cognition and emotions

  • Build safe & effective programs

  • Anticipate and resolve potential problems

  • Understand the legal and ethical issues

  • Work with a variety of personality types

  • Create animal enrichment programs

  • And much, much more!

Units of Study

Core Units
Manage animals and facilitate human-animal interaction in animal-assisted services
Apply disability awareness to animal-assisted services
Identify behaviours and interact safely with animals

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