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Pet First Aid Short Course


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Pet First Aid Short Course


With more of us owning pets than ever before, the responsibility to learn pet first aid and improve outcomes in an emergency is on us.
Would you know what to do in the event that a medical emergency arises with one of your own pets or a pet in your care? It may sound unlikely, but as many as 20% of dog owners and 19% of cat owners report taking their pet to the vet for an emergency accident or illness each year and, in just the same way a thorough knowledge of first aid improves patient outcomes in humans, an understanding of pet first aid can be beneficial in handling pets, too.


Our Pet First Aid online course has been developed for pet owners like you who want to better understand the warning signs when it comes to possible emergencies in pets, and acquire a comprehensive knowledge of what steps to take in the event of an emergency accident or illness. This course is also valuable to those looking to enter the Companion Animal industry or who want to improve the level of service they can provide to animals in their care.



At the completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of Achievement




  • What is First Aid?
  • Bites and Stings
  • Bleeding and shock
  • Bloat
  • Choking and Poisons
  • Heat Stroke and Dehydration
  • Wounds
  • CPR
  • Transporting injured pets

How to Enrol

When you’re ready to enrol, click on the ‘Take this Course’ or ‘Enquire Now’ button and fill in your details, one of our dedicated education staff will contact you to discuss your course enrolment. Once the right course and study method have been selected you will be provided with a link for online enrolment into the next available intake in your state.


You will also be asked to complete and return a LLN (Language, Literacy and numeracy) test which is a course requirement to be made by an approved course provider or a Commonwealth, State or Territory government agency, Photo ID will also be required to complete the enrolment process. All Australian students require a valid USI which can be obtained from www.usi.gov.au if you do not already have one.


Once you have completed the online enrolment process, you will be provided with an invoice for payment at which time you can choose to pay upfront of via our payment plan provider EdStart offering interest free payment plans so you only pay for your course no hidden extras.