Love our feathered friends? This course will give you insights into how to choose and care for birds as a hobby or demonstrate your ability to work with birds in a variety of industries. These include as a pet breeder, or as a zoo, vet service, animal rehabilitation or animal rescue worker.
The Certificate of Bird Keepingis an online program that explores everything about birds – from bird breeds and bird housing and health to how to train and breed birds.
In this professional development course, you will study the scope and nature of bird care, including hygiene, grooming, stimulation equipment and nutritional requirements.
You will also explore alternative work in the bird industry, including in showing, falconry, pigeon racing and avian tourism, and how to farm birds for eggs, feathers, oils and meat.
On completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to care for a range of avian animals to start a new business or enable your current career to take flight!
Unit 1 - Scope and nature of bird care
Unit 2 - Breeds
Choosing a bird
Commonly kept birds
Unit 3 - Housing birds
Minimum requirements for keeping birds
Water, feeding and stimulation equipment
Unit 4 - Feed and nutrition
Feed and feeding
Unit 5 - Health management
Caring for the sick bird
Safety on the home
Unit 6 - Bird behaviour and training
Unit 7 - Breeding
Sexing and desexing
Unit 8 - Working in the bird industry
Pet trade and breeding
Zoos and Wildlife Parks
Farming birds for meat, eggs, feathers or oils
Birds for pest control
Bird fertiliser -manure
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.