Animal Handling, Safety and Compliance

Designed for anyone interacting with companion animals, this course focuses on their care, control, handling and safety.

With work commitments and budgetary restrictions, it can be hard to provide essential training for your staff. Pet Professionals Australia (RTO no 70236) now offers our Animal Handling, Safety and Compliance Course as an online course, allowing you to improve staff confidence and workplace compliance with minimal disruption to your workforce.

With a strong focus on animal handling and safety, including welfare legislation, capture and transport and identifying body language, this course is designed for those people within your organisation working and interacting with companion animals. As well as upskilling your workforce and ensuring your Work Health & Safety Compliance, undertaking this course will also improve your organisation’s market leverage, enhance your staff confidence and ensure your staff’s safety when approaching and interacting with dogs. 

Course Description

This course focuses on the care, control, handling and safety of companion animals – including welfare, capture and transport – this course has been designed to teach the handling and safety of companion animals to anyone working and interacting with dogs. This course is Ideal for council rangers, vet nurses, dog walkers, groomers and those working in emergency services. Assessments are based on real life scenarios to ensure students have confidence in their learning outcomes.


Learning Outcomes

• Animal welfare legislation
• Identifying dog body language
• Dog identification
• Restricted breeds and statistics
• Bite minimisation, handling and restraint
• Dog capture, equipment and transport


Course Delivery

This course offers flexible learning with the delivery of training modules online. The online training module requires up to 10 hours of online study. Coupled with the option of Face to Face workshops with experts in the field, this is a great course to ensure WHS and safety around animals.


Who is this course for?

This course has been developed specifically to assist people working in any position that may involve interaction with dogs.

Within your organisation, this may include council rangers, utilities service people, real estate employees, emergency services, pet travel staff, welfare/animal workers, vet nurses, dog walkers, pet groomers, pet shop workers and consumers.

Enquire Today

To enquire or enrol in our Animal Handling, Safety and Compliance course, call 02 8203 3993 or complete the form below and we’ll be able to discuss your organisation’s individual requirements.

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Our Learning Framework

Our learning framework offers your organisation the best chance of success with courses available online, minimising disruption and cost to your organisation.