Pet Therapy Beginners
Online Classes from Anywhere
The Beginners Portal is the gateway to all the courses, resources, and instruments that facilitate Pet Therapy teaching and learning.
A blend of online, offline and in classroom training
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Life has many competing demands. We make lifelong learning accessible, rewarding and easier to manage. You have total control over where, what, when, and how you learn – so you have more time to do the things you love.
"Paws For A Cause"
Therapy Dog Novice
You will need to have completed year 10, or equivilant.
Minimum Age: 18 years
This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments
Access to a computer and the internet.
Involves physical activities.
What you will Learn
Our programs addresses basic learning theory through lectures, reading assignments, and industry volunteer placement: but, most importantly, it teaches the practical application of dog assisted interventions, pet therapy and skill set training.
Our trainers in the classroom are the same trainers that you will find working with you during practical “hands-on” lessons.
Our "Paws for a cause", Entry Level: Therapy Dog Novice team training starts in February through to December of each year.
Autumn - March, April and May,
Winter - June, July and August,
Spring - September, October and November,
We offer training times during the working week, day, evening and weekends.
Our training program offers participants, industry community placement which they can apply the techniques learned as well as opportunities to take their good - natured dogs to our partner community facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centres disability and service the general public.
We offer various professional development courses and workshops through out the year.
They are placed on this page when they are open to our members at no cost.
Please contact us directly if you are interested in completing any of the above
professional development online training components.