New Zealand Certificate in Animal Welfare Investigation


Subject area

Justice and Law Enforcement not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

The graduate profile outcome statements listed in this qualification are underpinned by knowledge of the following statutes involved in the enforcement of New Zealand animal welfare law, and their subsequent amendments:
- The Animal Welfare Act 1999
- The Search and Surveillance Act 2012
- The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990
- The Criminal Procedure Act 2011
- The Evidence Act 2006
- The Privacy Act 1993
- The Sentencing Act 2002.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the animal welfare compliance sector with a multicultural workforce for the specialised role of Animal Welfare Inspector.

The qualification is targeted at those intending to enter the field of animal welfare investigation. Graduates of this qualification will be able to operate independently in the area of animal welfare investigation, within the context of the Ministry of Primary Industries or an approved organisation in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act 1999.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 10 95 10
Phone: (09) 815 2945
Fax: (09) 815 2905

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