Animal Inspector Course

Theory/Online   80%

Practical             20%

Duration             2 – 4 months (The duration of the course is dependent on how much time you have available and how quickly you can work through the course)

Location             To be arranged by the Student at a workplace or any venue of their choice


About the course

The Animal Welfare (Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962) sets out the laws relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals in South Africa. This includes the selling of animals as pets, the provision of boarding and breeding of animals and so much more. As a qualified and licensed inspector, your role will be to ensure that businesses and individuals are adhering to the legislation and that you take the necessary steps within the legal guidelines to enforce the Animal Protection Act and educate at all times.

The BUU Animal Welfare Inspector Course will give you the knowledge you need to carry out the role as an animal inspector and will cover the legislation itself as well as the different roles and responsibilities the legislation makes provision for. You will also learn how to assess animal welfare and what steps or remedial action should be taken to ensure the welfare of animals at all times.

The course will also help you understand how Animal Welfare organisations function in South Africa and what their roles are. The BUU Inspector course will equip you to provide education where needed and teach you how to best understand and communicated with the public for the needs of the animals.

Key Points


  • Domestic Animal Welfare, How to improve this and their health
  • Equine Welfare, How to improve this and their health
  • Farm Animals, How to improve this and their health
  • Working Animals, How to improve this and their health
  • Ethics – Animal Welfare
  • Procedures to follow when working with public and other welfare organisations
  • Inspectorate Roles & Responsibilities
  • Short term & emergency care for sick, injured or abandoned animals
  • Basic housing, nutrition and transportation of all animals
  • Nature conservation & Wildlife
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Legislation – Animal Welfare
  • BUU Company Rules & Standard Operating Procedures

What you will need

  • A laptop
  • Data
  • Unique email address
  • Copy of ID or Passport

How to get started

You can learn around your existing job or family commitments, because 80% of this course is provided completely online. Set calendar dates are made available for practical training. If you miss a date, then you can book for the following date. You will have to however complete your practical training within 2 months after completing your theory training otherwise you may be required to do a refresher course before completing your qualification and being able to qualify for employment with us.

You will be assigned a dedicated trainer who can advise and guide you through the course, answer questions you may have as well as provide constructive feedback on assignments. You will have 4 months maximum to complete your Animal Inspector Training Course in full. You can complete the Inspector course under two months if you study diligently. This is dependent on how flexible your time is.

Application for Inspector Qualification

Kindly note that the information required below will only be used to build your profile for the application.

Please note that if your application is successful, then you will be contacted within 7 working days. If you do not receive a phone call or email during this time, please accept that your application was not successful. Thank you in advance from the Be Unique Unlimited Management Team.

Donate an Inspector course or part of It

Kindly note that the information required below will only be used for record purposes and to provide accurate invoicing as per NPC / SARS requirements. Thank you for donating towards the Inspector Training course. This course will not only make a difference in the lives of the youth, but it will help us get another Inspector out on the road to help prevent Animal Cruelty.

Please note that your donation is sincerely appreciated and a member of our team will contact you within 7 working days to confirm receipt of the donation. Kindly note that progress with students will vary based on how he/she is able to complete the different modules. Updates will be available on request. The successful completion of a student will be posted online. Thank you again from the Be Unique Unlimited NPC Management Team.

It’s important to understand that if you are not able to pay for yourself, then it may take longer before you can start. Funding is allocated annually. If you have applied for funding support, please know that an agent will contact you within 48 hours to discuss the process in more detail. Thank you for your patience.