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DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL MANAGEMENT VAG006

Duration (approx) 2100 hours
Qualification Diploma
Learn the Management of Captive or Sheltered Animals

A broad and detailed course which gives graduates deep knowledge of the biology of animals and enables students to choose a stream of study suited to their interests, careers or professional situation.  

  • Learn about the biology of animals.
  • Understand environmental and psychological elements that impact animal behviours.
  • Learn the essentials of food and nutritional requirements for animals.
  • Learn approaches to maintaining animal health, how to diagnose and treat ill-health.

Elective modules provide the opportunity to tailor the Diploma In Animal Management to areas of interest.

 

Manage and maintain the health of animals

Course Structure and Content

Course Duration: 2100 hours

Start Date: Start at any time. Study at your own pace. Enjoy full tutor support for the duration of your studies.

Content: Study 10 Core Modules and then choose 10 Elective Modules 

Work Experience: Complete 100 hours of work experience or a workplace project.


Each module in the Qualification is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately. You will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for each successfully completed module. 

 


 

 
 

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL MANAGEMENT VAG006
 ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR BAG203 S3
 ANIMAL BREEDING BAG301 S2
 ANIMAL HEALTH CARE VAG100 S2
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY I (ANIMAL ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY) BAG101 S2
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY II (ANIMAL HEALTH) BAG201 S2
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY III (FEED AND NUTRITION) BAG202 S2
 BIOCHEMISTRY - ANIMALS BSC103 S2
 RESEARCH PROJECT I BGN102 S3
 VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY BEN104 S3
 WORKSHOP I BGN103 S3
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 10 of the following 18 modules.
 ANIMAL DISEASES BAG219 S3
 ANIMAL WELFARE BAG224 S2
 AQUACULTURE BAG211 S3
 BEEF CATTLE BAG206 S2
 DAIRY CATTLE BAG205 S2
 FARM MANAGEMENT BAG104 S3
 FORAGE MANAGEMENT BAG226 S2
 MARINE AQUACULTURE BAG220 S2
 NATURAL HEALTH CARE FOR ANIMALS BAG218 S3
 NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT I BEN120 S3
 ORNITHOLOGY BEN102 S1
 PASTURE MANAGEMENT BAG212 S2
 PET CARE AAG100 S1
 PIGS BAG209 S1
 POULTRY BAG208 S2
 SHEEP BAG210 S2
 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE - BAG215 S2
 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT - BEN205 S3

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How The Course Works

You can start the course at any time - we have daily intakes. 

Courses are studied by distance learning, learn animal management at home.

You're not alone in your study - our highly qualified and friendly tutors can help you as much or as a little as you need. 

Each lesson includes tasks activities and is completed with an assignment. Assignment are submitted for review and feedback by a course tutor.  Every assignment is returned to you with feedback or helpful suggestions. 


How Assessment Takes Place
The Diploma In Animal Management requires approximately 2000 hours of study. It is made up of 20 x 100 hour modules, plus 100 hours of industry experience or work experience.

To pass the course:

  1. Successfully submit all assignments. There is an assignment at the end of each lesson. Each assignment is submitted to a tutor for marking and feedback.
  2. Pass an examination at the end of each module.
  3. Complete Research Project I as a Core module. 
  4. Complete 100 hours of workplace experience or a workplace project. Evidence of work experience or workshops or workplace projects must be submitted. 


Why Choose ACS as your Online School?

  • ACS courses are written by experienced professionals with real world knowledge and relevant qualifications.
  • Experienced tutors provide insight to industry, plus a full support system for students who want to connect with us.
  • Regularly revised courses meet industry demands and trends. 
  • Study at your own pace online - flexibility to suit you.
  • Become an expert in animal management - provide for you, your family and community. 

Opportunities Exist Now
Studying the Diploma In Animal Management can lead to diverse jobs working with animals in:

  • Pet industries
  • Agricultural industries
  • Sports such as racing dogs, horses, showing/competitions.
  • Captive wildlife management
  • Free wildlife management
  • Animal health
  • Writing, photography, tourism, pest control, etc.

Animal Industries are serviced by businesses that manufacture and supply products and equipment, as well as enterprises that deliver services.

  • Manufacturing involves making things from raw products. These things can vary greatly and may include: animal food, pet treats, medicines (pharmaceuticals), fencing (e.g. for farms), pet products (e.g. leashes, coats, collars, pet toys, food bowls, saddles, bridles, electronic tags for people doing wildlife surveys, and much more).
  • Retailing involves selling things for animals. These may include pet shops, large pet barns, online stores, departments in chain stores, farm suppliers, etc.
  • Animal Traders and Producers are enterprises that supply animals, or products derived from animals. They can include breeders and stock agents; meat producers, milk and wool producers, and others.
  • Animal Industry Services such as selling veterinary services, grazing rights, boarding kennels, catteries, dog walkers, health care/medical, grooming, animal rescue/shelters; dog catchers, funeral services, carcass disposal, abattoirs, etc.

Employees in animal related industries are always in demand; consider that people always:

  • have pet animals.
  • farm animals for primary produce.
  • need to manage wild animals.
  • like to observe animals.

 


Have Questions?  Learn More

Qualifying in a relevant area of study can help equip you in pursuing your chosen career path. 

If you have any questions or would like guidance on choosing the right course for you, please get in touch with one of our animal specialists via our FREE COURSE COUNSELLING SERVICE

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Meet some of our academics

Alison Pearce (animal)B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Masters Degree in Ecotourism. P.G.Cert. Ed. (Science). Alison's first job was in 1982 as a stockwoman, working with pigs in Yorkshire. Within a few years she of that she was working for the University of Western Australia as a Research Technician and instructor with their school of Agricultural Science.In 1989 she moved to Melbourne University as Unit Manager and Instructor in Animal Husbandry. By the mid 1990's she moved back to England to work in Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing at Cambridgeshire College of Agriculture. Throughout her career, Alison has developed and delivered courses in veterinary nursing and animal sciences for vocational colleges and universities in Australia, New Zealand and Australia. She has built a high level of expertise and an outstanding international reputation as an expert in animal sciences.
Dr. Gareth PearceGraduated from the University of Nottingham in 1982 with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Between 82 and 85 worked as Research Assistant and Demonstator in Animal Science at the University of Leeds. Over more than 30 years he has furthered his studies, obtaining eight significant university qualifications including degrees in Veterinary Science, Wildlife Conservation and Animal Behaviour. Gareth has significant teaching experience around the world as a faculty member at eight different universities including Associate Professor at Murdoch University and Director of Studies in Veterinary Science at Cambridge University. He has over 100 prestigious research papers published, and enjoys an outstanding international reputation in the fields of animal and veterinary science.
Marius Erasmus Subsequent to completing a BSc (Agric) degree in animal science, Marius completed an honours degree in wildlife management, and a masters degree in production animal physiology. Following the Masters degree, he has worked for 9 years in the UK, and South Africa in wildlife management, dairy, beef and poultry farming.


Check out our eBooks

Working with AnimalsIf you enjoy interacting with animals, are interested in biological science, or are passionate about wildlife, pets or farming; you may thrive in the type of jobs outlined in this book. Get to know more about the industries and the occupations that you could do. The Working with Animals ebook is a comprehensive catalogue to inspire you in your career in working with animals!
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