New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management

Eastern Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Veterinary Assisting


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Entry requirements

Programmes leading to this qualification must -
1. Ensure currency with amendments to, and replacements of, relevant legislation, regulations, and codes of practice which may include some or all of the following: Veterinarian's Act 2005; Animal Welfare Act 1999; Health and Safety at Work Act 2015; Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996; Resource Management Act 1991; Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997, Privacy Act 1993.
2. Ensure the Animal Welfare Act 1999 Part 6 legislating ethics surrounding use of animals in learning and teaching, including seeking Animal Ethics Committee Approval where applicable is complied with

Providers must ensure learners complete Health declaration and declaration of any criminal convictions to ensure fitness to practice.

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 maintain and manage a positive welfare state for animals.

This qualification is designed for people who intend to work in a role managing the day-to-day care, welfare and/or training of animals in settings such as breeding facilities, quarantine facilities, rehabilitation facilities, animal rescue centres, grooming facilities, boarding facilities, commercial pet shops, public aquariums, and zoos.

Graduates will have the technical knowledge and skills to manage the day-to-day animal care and husbandry operations in an animal facility, under broad supervision, or guidance.

This qualification is stranded to recognise the specialist skills required for managing care and husbandry within the contexts of companion animal; fish, amphibian and reptile; canine behaviour and training; and zookeeping facilities, and to promote a positive welfare state for animals.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Veterinary Studies at this level can earn:


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Median earnings five years after study

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

The Vetora Study Grant for Leadership in Production Animal Health

Provided by:

Massey University




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Henry Marfell Scholarships

Provided by:

Henry Marfell Scholarships - Board Secretary



See 'Additional Information'

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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

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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