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Ara坎特伯雷理工学院/Ara Institute of Canterbury

    课程名称: New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management (Level 4) with Companion Animal Strand
    课程级别:证书课程/Certificate(4级)
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    学费:$19,380 NZD Per Year
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    开学时间:February-2019
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    授课校区:Ara Institute of Canterbury
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    Course details

    Summary

    Match your passion for animals with the skills and knowledge needed to work in a diverse and rewarding field of animal care.

    This highly practical programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills required in a wide range of animal related industries.

    Foundation courses cover animal anatomy and physiology, occupational health and safety, safe handling of animals, basic animal behaviour and an introduction to the equipment and software commonly used in animal care environments. More advanced topics include nutrition, care during illness/injury, designing optimum housing spaces, behavioural correction and intervention and the safe transport of animals.

    Work-integrated learning is a significant component of the programme and you'll have the opportunity to select an appropriate workplace to suit the area of animal care you're most interested in.

    Due to the practical nature of the programme, you must have a good level of fitness to be able to carry out the physical activities with the animal room and on your work placement.

    Programme structure

    To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

    Career Opportunities

    With this qualification you will have the skills to competently manage the day-to-day care of animals in a variety of situations such as kennels and catteries, rescue centres and pet sitting facilities.

    Depending on your interests, you could also find employment as an animal welfare worker, pet sitter, pet shop assistant, pet supplies sales representative or in the animal education industry.

    Study Pathways

    After completing this programme, you can continue to build on your knowledge and skills in this area with the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management Captive Wildlife Strand Level 4, or the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology with strands in Rural Animal Technician and Veterinary Nursing Assistant Level 5.

    Entry criteria

    Academic requirements

    36 NCEA credits at level 2 including 12 credits in English at Level 2 and 12 credits of a relevant science (biology, chemistry or physics) at Level 1; or

    New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care Level 3

    Alternative requirements

    Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

    Additional requirements

    • Practical requirements: Due to the practical nature of the programme, students must be able to carry out physical activities within the Animal Room and work placement to fulfil the requirements of the programme.
    • Referee reports: Provide two referee reports, one a character reference and one outlining experience working with animals.
    • Interview: Applicants who meet academic entry may be required to attend an interview.

    English language requirement:

    IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE); University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Level 4 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 42; City and Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score of 42.


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