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ACM40321 – Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training

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You will study at a highly accredited college to gain experience in dog training and behaviour.
Hanrob College (RTO Number: 70236) offers an advanced online and hands on practical pathway that includes weekly tutorials and trainer feedback to make study easier, giving you access to some of Australia’s best academics, when it suits you, wherever you need to be.

Whether you’re looking to upskill or switch direction, a Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training will give you a comprehensive and rewarding challenges in changing dog behaviour and lead dog training courses.

This course is available to study in NSW, ACT, QLD, and VIC.





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This course comprises sixteen (16) units of competency, which will cover a range of topics in animal care. At the end of the course, you will have expert knowledge in:

  • Maintaining workplace health and safety processes
  • Maintaining and monitoring animal health and wellbeing
  • Providing basic animal first aid
  • Assessing the welfare status of an animal
  • Promoting positive wellbeing in self and others in animal care workplaces
  • Advising on animal industry compliance and practices
  • Providing advice on companion animal selection and general care
  • 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
  • Developing, monitoring and reviewing behavioural husbandry strategies
  • Working collaboratively to manage complex animal behaviour
  • Evaluating animal conditioning methodology and program design
  • Conducting group training classes for animal owners or carers






We are a Registered Training Organisation that supports the growth of the animal services industry with strong connections the Skills Council; Skills Impact. Our approach to education is delivered holistically with students obtaining not only qualifications in dog behaviour and training, but also obtaining job-ready training.

We ensure that all students are confident to practice their expertise in the real world, that is why we provide practical training at our parent company – Hanrob Pet Hotels in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne, to gain real-world experiences 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 placement. We identify super-stars from our intakes and provide opportunities for permanent ongoing paid work placements post the completion of your course at our Pet Hotels. During the course you will be required to complete 120 hours of work placement at our Hanrob Pet Hotels were you will shadow and follow our dog trainers with either single dog training or class training.
Permanent opportunities included:

  • Dog trainer

This is a Nationally Recognised Qualification

Hanrob College is an RTO provider of training services for Centrelink: 2R145







  • Online study mode with weekly tutorials
  • Practical job-ready training
  • Opportunities for permanent work placement at Hanrob.





Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at the AQF Certificate IV level
  • Strong foundation to continue your studies





Take your career further. At the completion of this course, you can go onto further study pathways:

  • This course is a great pathway to future education for the ACM40221 – Certificate IV in Animal Facility Management





Demand for animal care workers 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.

Course Delivery: Blended delivery with online written assessments and learning material, online weekly tutorials and face to face practical weekend sessions at our Hanrob Pet Hotels.
Work Placement: There is an industry requirement for work placement during this course which we offer in one of Hanrob’s Pet Hotels Nationally, which takes the stress out of finding your own placement. We also supply insurance cover while you are with us.



Course Fees


The ACM40321 – Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training course fees are $4,500 including GST. This covers a non-refundable enrolment fee of $275, course materials, work placement, and practical costs. Our accredited courses can be paid to Hanrob in two stages – $500 deposit paid to secure your enrolment into the course and the balance owing can be paid with our Edstart partners Pay your fees at Hanrob College with Edstart for easy payments at no cost to you.



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