Cert IV in Animal Training

Study Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training




Whether you’re looking to upskill or switch direction, a Certificate IV (ACM40321) in Animal Behaviour & Training qualification is the nationally accredited qualification (AQF) that provides you with the skills, knowledge and capabilities required to work in the animal industry.


The course is guided by our expert educators and mentors, who will share first-hand experience and knowledge that is required to work as an animal trainer and/or animal training practitioner working across a range of species and workplaces where they are required to work closely with animal carers or owners.



Work Experience at Hanrob facilities across Australia

Online Learning

Payment plans with EdStart



How does the course work?

Students will study online, expected 7-10 hours per week, where they will be supported by our expert trainers. 120 hours of work experience is required to be completed throughout the course. This will be done at our Hanrob facilities, where you will work directly with pets in a professional environment. Practical assessment sessions can be attended at Hanrob facilities

Upon completion, Students will be rewarded with their certificate and may be offered a job with Hanrob.

Duration: 14 months

Cost: $4,500 (Payment plans available with EdStart)

Online Study: 7-10 hours per week

Work Experience: 120 hours

Start Date: February, April, July & October



Career Opportunities: 

  • Dog or Animal Trainer
  • Animal Welfare attendant
  • Animal Behaviourist
  • Online Dog Trainer
  • Animal rehab specialist
  • Animal shelters and rehoming




What will I study?

The course covers a range of topics in animal care, where at the end of the course, you will have expert knowledge in:

  • Animal health, wellbeing and first aid
  • Identifying behaviours and interact safely with animals
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring enrichment strategies for animals
  • Conditioning animal behaviour
  • Providing individual advice on animal behaviour management and training
  • Conducting animal behavioural assessments
  • Conducting group training classes for animal owners or carers

Why Choose Hanrob?

We ensure that all students are confident to practice their expertise in the real world, that is why we provide work placement at our Hanrob facilities to gain real-world experiences with animals that can be applied upon the completion of your course.

We don’t stop there. We take a personal interest in our student’s journeys and support them to secure work, as we can provide opportunities for permanent ongoing positions at our Pet Hotels.

Why Hanrob College:

  • Online Study
  • Work Experience
  • Payment Plans

Pursue your Passion!

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at the AQF Certificate IV level
  • A pathway to work in the animal industry
  • Knowledge and Experience in the animal industry
  • An education with the Industry leaders
  • Strong foundation to continue studies



Industry Demand

Demand for animal care workers and trainers is growing and with many people purchasing dogs during the COVID period. This growth is driven by increased dog behaviour concerns when condition like food guarding, excessive barking, jumping etc. are disruptive. Giving you a very bright future in the Animal industry.


Start your Career with Animals Today!

Study to become Qualified Pet Professional!


What our customer's say...

“I really enjoyed the course. I really like how we get to apply learning techniques in a real working environment. The trainers and assessors are also very supportive, and I would definitely recommend studying with Hanrob College if you are thinking of it!”

Former Cert IV student,


Hanrob did a good job helping me complete my certificate 4. i learnt alot during my course and got to work and play with lots of cute animals.

Former Cert IV student,


I just scored an awesome job in the pet industry after completing my certificate with Hanrob. The study was easy and not too stressful and they taught me everything I needed to know. I am excited to start my new job and thank you to the team for helping me achieve this.

Former Cert IV student,


Pursue your passion and Enrol today!

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