Are you passionate about animal management and welfare? Develop a thorough understanding of animal health, welfare, behaviour modification, handling and husbandry, conservation and human/animal interaction.

Programme overview

Animal management and welfare is a rapidly growing field of study and work. This unique programme will prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in a wide range of emerging animal management and welfare careers. This programme addresses the demand for ethical professionals in industries and organisations associated with the management and care of animals. You’ll develop an understanding of animal behaviour modification, health and welfare, handling and husbandry, conservation and human/animal interactions.


  • A holistic approach that combines theoretical knowledge and practical skills to evaluate the welfare, management and training needs of wild, exotic, and companion animals
  • Practical experience in simulated and real-world situations
  • Visits to various animal welfare organisations and voluntary groups – you may even be able to undertake part of your studies at one of their sites
  • A chance to complete a research report in an area of your own interest in order to develop the skills you’ll need for a career in your chosen field
  • Relevant and current teaching: our lecturers keep up with industry trends through links with zoos in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch, the Department of Conservation, MPI Biosecurity and the SPCA
  • A teaching team of highly qualified and experienced animal behaviour experts, animal trainers, animal welfare scientists and veterinarians.



  • Animal welfare scientific officer
  • Animal behaviour consultant
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Fisheries officer
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) analyst
  • MPI quarantine officer
  • Regional parks manager
  • Animal behaviour consultant
  • Animal welfare consultant


IELTS Academic score of 6.0  (with no band less than 5.5).

Great Nation NZ offers practical guidance to students on enrolling for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare) course at the Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand. To avail of our coaching contact us by filling out the contact form on this website, calling us or walking into one of our centers.