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CERTIFICATE II IN ANIMAL STUDIES

National ID: ACM20110 | State ID: S677

 

This course is for people wanting to gain experience in working with animals. It is an entry point into the animal care industry and prepares you for job roles such as an animal attendant in a kennel, cattery, animal shelter or pet shop.

The course enables you to develop skills and knowledge required for the care and maintenance of animals in a variety of workplaces. You will learn about the animal care industry and careers available in its many sectors. South Metropolitan TAFE will provide you with access to practical experience with animals throughout the course, with the help of our industry partners. These include animal shelters and pounds, as well as various kennels, catteries and pet shops.

During the course you will be required to complete work placement. You are encouraged to secure this yourself, though there will be assistance available from your lecturers and their industry contacts.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Animal care attendant
  • Animal shelter attendant
  • Kennel hand
  • Cattery attendant
  • Pet shop attendant
  • Assistant grooming attendant
  • Pet exerciser

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Murdoch
Duration
How Full Time (On Campus)
Traineeship
When Available Semester 2, 2017

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Animal care attendant
  • Animal shelter attendant
  • Kennel hand
  • Cattery attendant
  • Pet shop attendant
  • Assistant grooming attendant
  • Pet exerciser

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

1 Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist in health care of animals ACMGAS205A D3905
Complete animal care hygiene routines ACMGAS203A D3903
Feed and water animals ACMGAS204A D3904
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices ACMSUS201A D3884
Participate in occupational health and safety processes ACMOHS201A D3919
Participate in workplace communications ACMGAS202A D3902
Work in the animal care industry ACMGAS201A D3901

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with surgery preparation ACMVET203A D3937
Carry out daily clinic routines ACMVET202A D3936
Provide basic first aid for animals ACMGAS206A D3906
Provide basic first aid for animals ACMGAS206A D3906
Provide basic first aid for animals ACMGAS206A D3906
Provide basic first aid for animals ACMGAS206A D3906
Provide information on companion animals, products and services ACMGAS209A D3909
Source information for animal care needs ACMGAS208A D3908
  • This course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in Semester Two 2017, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after May 1st, 2017 and before June 12th, 2017.
  • Online courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information
    call: 1800 001 001 or email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.

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Page last updated May 30, 2017