Animals Courses

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Animal Welfare

Expand your Awareness of Animal Welfare

As people become more informed and awareness increases, improvements to animal welfare practices are gaining momentum.

This animal welfare course has been developed in response to industry demand and is a valuable course for anyone wanting to develop their knowledge and awareness about the "right" and "wrong" doings and the services available that assist in the protection of domestic and wild animals.




Learn to raise freshwater fish

This course has the potential to reduce your risk, and provide a sound foundation for important decisions you will need to make. When something goes wrong in your aquaculture, you often do not have time to try and find a solution. You may need to make decisions immediately; and making those decisions without at least a broad, fundamental knowledge, can often mean significant mistakes.

Aquarium Management

Learn to manage an Aquarium Tank or Fish Pond


  • Inside or out
  • Commercial or private
  • Small or large
  • Fresh water or salt water
  • Fish, water plants and other species

Bird Keeping

Study all about Birds

The variety of birds that exist, what you might keep or encourage in your garden, their needs and how you can care for them.


Cat Care

Learn to Manage Cats

Understand cats better and learn how to properly balance caring for the cat, and for both the garden and local wildlife.

Dog Care

Learn to Manage Dogs

Dogs are usually a wonderful addition to a home but dogs need proper care and management. If care and management are not put in place as needed the dog may suffer. Property and personal belongings can get damaged, people can be a risk from a dog that doesn't recognise personal boundaries and respect. 



Dog Psychology and Training

Learn How Dogs Think

  • Are you planning on getting a dog?
  • Do you want to understand your dog better?
  • Do you want to learn about training your dog?

This course will help you understand the natural behaviours of dogs, learn how to discipline your dog by setting boundaries and enforcing them and learn about various training techniques.



Learn to Keep Goats

  • One or many
  • To replace a lawn mower or control weeds
  • To recycle food waste into manure
  • To even provide a source of milk and (with the right breeds) fleece

Invertebrate Animals

Insects, worms, and other invertebrates are significant to horticulture.

Some help plants and others hinder. Whatever the effect; it is important to be able to identify and understand invertebrates if you are to be effective working in horticulture.


Learn to understand and manage birds in the garden

Birds can bring a whole new dimension to a garden.

Some develop gardens to attract wild birds, planting plants they feed from, or which provide shelter or places to nest. By introducing water to a garden (eg. a pond or bird bath) you can attract birds too.

Others introduce domesticated (or semi domesticated) birds to their garden; keeping them there perhaps in an aviary, or perhaps clipping their wings (to prevent flying) and fencing them in.



Learn to Raise Poultry

Produce your own eggs in the home garden


Work in A Zoo or Wildlife Park
Zoos and Wildlife Parks need to manage both the grounds and the animals.
Anyone who has trained and developed skills to manage the grounds of a wildlife park, can hit a brick wall in their career development, if they don't also understand the basics of  managing animals as well. This course takes care of that issue; and improves the career prospects of a horticulturist working in a zoo or wildlife park.