New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management

Eastern Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Veterinary Assisting


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Entry requirements

For those people entering this qualification direct from school the following entry requirements apply:
- have completed 36 NCEA credits at level 2
- have a minimum of 12 NCEA credits in English at Level 2 and 12 credits of a relevant science at level 1
- The New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Level 3) [Ref: 2487]
Entry requirements for adult students:
- evidence of ability to study at a tertiary level and
- evidence of the equivalent NCEA credits as apply to school leavers, listed above.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide individuals with the skills, knowledge and attributes to ensure a positive welfare state for animals and carry out specific duties to manage the day to day operations within the contexts of canine behaviour and training, zoo/wildlife keeping and companion animal facilities.

This qualification is targeted at individuals who are, or are intending to work in role managing the day-to-day care, welfare and/or training of animals in a care or training facility. This qualification is stranded to recognise the specialist skills and knowledge required to manage the day-to-day care, welfare and/or training in different sectors.

Candidates are likely to have some previous experience in an animal care role.
The industry will benefit from being able to identify appropriately skilled graduates in an animal care and training field.

Graduates will be capable of working under broad guidance.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Veterinary Studies at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Henry Marfell Scholarships

Provided by:

Henry Marfell Scholarships - Board Secretary



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Transpower Rural Communities Trust Tertiary Grant

Provided by:

Rural Communities Trust



So far, almost 1,000 grants have been approved, totaling well over $600,000.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

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Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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