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Provide Basic Animal First Aid

Accredited Skill Set

This accredited skill set is ideal for pet owners and those working and volunteering in the animal care industry as an introduction to emergency and first aid response for animals.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Grovely Start date: 27 Mar 2023 Duration: 2 days
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
Full Fee

Course overview

This accredited skill set is an ideal introduction to emergency and first aid response in the animal care field. It's suitable for pet owners wishing to extend their knowledge to care for their own animals, as well as those working and volunteering in the animal care industry such as animal attendants, pet groomers, dog walkers, and foster carers.

Throughout this course you'll learn how to provide first aid to animals including how to recognise if the situation is an emergency, assess options for assistance, safely approach and protect animals, assess their physical condition and vital signs, identify the animal and hazards, and take action to minimise immediate risks to self, other people, the injured animal and other animals.

Successful completion of this skill set will equip you with the skills you need to provide an initial response for animals in situations where first aid is required.

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment

Ways to study
Mt Gravatt
20 Mar 2023
2 days
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $265
27 Mar 2023
2 days
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $265
17 Apr 2023
2 days
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $265
24 Apr 2023
2 days
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $265

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Provide Basic Animal First Aid (SSACM0001)

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Provide Basic Animal First Aid

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required
  • Pen and paper for note taking
  • Computer for access to the learners guide containing all the course material
  • Students will receive a digital copy of a First Aid Book at the end of the course for future referencing
  • Students will receive a started first aid kit
Need to know

This course is held over 2 days in a row – Wednesday and Thursday Start time is 9:00am and finish time is 4:00pm. 

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.