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Your career in Animal Behaviour is now within reach and within budget.

Understanding animal behaviour is fundamental for people aiming to have a career in animal care – veterinarians, animal psychologists, rangers in wildlife parks and nature reserves, animal trainers, farmers, and even pet owners who have a strong interest in animals.

This online course explores the different theories and models of animal behaviours in different animal groups and environments. Learn about specific aspects of animal behaviour such as intelligence, aggression, dominance, cooperation, mating, hierarchies and more. Take the first step to realising your dream as an animal care professional with this course.

Course Details

Study Duration:

This Animal Behaviour online course takes approximately 200 hours to complete, but you have full access for 12 months to suit your self-paced learning.

Study Method:

100% Online

Start Date:

Enrol whenever you see fit.

Fees & Charges:

Course fee: $2600 + GST
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Core Modules
  • Introduction: Influences and Motivation
    • What is behaviour?
    • Causes of behaviour (e.g., genetics, learning, external and internal influences)
    • Reactive, active and cognitive behaviour
    • Conditioning
  • Genetics and Behaviour
    • Understanding biology
    • Natural selection
    • Genetic variation
    • Development of behaviour
    • Behavioural genetics
  • Animal Perception and Behaviour
    • How animals perceive things
    • What stimulates them and how do those stimuli function
    • Instinct
    • Neural control
    • Sensory processes, sight, sound, hearing, etc.
  • Behaviour and the Environment
    • Coordination
    • Orientation
    • Homeostasis
    • Acclimatisation
    • Circadian rhythms
    • Biological clocks
    • Reproductive cycles, etc.
  • Social Behaviour
    • Animal societies
    • Aggression
    • Social constraints
    • Social order
    • Play
    • Biological clocks
    • Communication
  • Learning
    • Instinct and learning
    • Conditioning and learning
    • Extinction and habituation
    • Instrumental learning
    • Reinforcement
    • Operant behaviour
    • Biological and cognitive aspects of learning
  • Handling Animals
    • Psychological effects of different handling techniques
    • Training animals (horses, cats, dogs, etc.)
    • The student has a choice of which types of animals to focus on, though a variety will still be covered
  • Behavioural Problems
    • Abnormal behaviour (e.g., psychotic, neurotic)
    • Domestication of animals
    • Reducing human contact
    • Reducing human dependence
About Courses4me

Courses4me is a new age online education company, with decades of experience in both the public and private education space. Our founders have a combined 27 years experience in education and training and have come together to provide quality and affordable education for everyone that is looking to upskill.

Career Opportunities

After successful completion of this course, your career prospects include various roles:

  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Animal Health and Welfare Policy Manager
  • Animal Researcher
  • Animal Trainer
  • Cruelty Investigator

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