Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

The Animal Welfare course by Woods & Co Education is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of animal behaviour and welfare.

The course covers topics such as:

• Animal behaviour.
• Animal genetics.
• Animal welfare.
• The scope and nature of animal welfare.
• Psychology and sentience.
• Managing animal welfare.
• Animal protection.
• Rescue and health services.
• Animals in sport.
• Farm animals.
• Wildlife, both free and captive.

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for animal welfare and how to implement animal welfare best practices in a variety of settings.

  • Study this course from $25 per week on a flexible payment plan.
  • Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia.
  • Self-paced study & 24/7 access to the course allow you to study anytime, anywhere, at a pace that fits your schedule until completion.
  • Course tutor to help you every step of the way and answer any questions you have.
  • A Certificate of completion and a statement of attainment upon completion of your course.
  • Introduction: influences and motivation
  • Genetics and behaviour
  • Animal perception and behaviour
  • Behaviour and the environment
  • Social behaviour
  • Learning
  • Handling animals
  • Behavioural problems


  • Scope and nature of animal welfare
  • Psychology and sentience
  • Managing animal welfare
  • Animal protection wervices
  • Animal rescue services
  • Animal health services
  • Animal welfare for pets, work animals and animals in sport
  • Animal welfare for farm animals
  • Animal welfare for wildlife: free and captive