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Animal Behavioural -
Animal Control Officer
Animal Food/Product -
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Taking care of animals is a challenging and rewarding career option. You will have the opportunity to put theory into practice with shared responsibility for the care of animals and work experience within industry.
Nine NCEA Level 2 credits in a science subject (preferably biology) plus 12 NCEA Level 1 credits in numeracy and 12 NCEA Level 1 credits in literacy, or equivalent.
All students will be required to complete a Criminal Declaration form.
If English is your second language, a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required, or equivalent.
If you are 20 years of age or older at the time you start your studies you may apply to WelTec under special admission criteria.
Please download and complete a Criminal Conviction Declaration Form and submit it with your completed Application to Enrol Pack
Work Placement Hours
As part of this programme you will need to complete compulsory work placement hours. The primary placement for these will be at the SPCA facilities in Wellington. Students will need to attend the SPCA fortnightly for 2 consecutive days.You will be expected to pay for your travel expenses.
Further Study Options
After you have gained the National Certificate in Animal Care (Level 2), you can then choose to enrol in the National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing (Level 5)
Our programme of study will prepare you to progress on to further animal-related study, or to a career within the field of animal care, including catteries, kennels, the SPCA and pet shops..