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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.

Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
Study pathway
Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • 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

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Overview

Fees and charges

Units

How to apply

Important information

Overview

Course Overview

Where Murdoch
Duration
  • 1 Semester full-time
  • 2 Semester Traineeship
HowFull Time (On Campus)
Traineeship
WhenAvailable Semester 1, 2018
Fees and charges

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

View our 2017 Indicative Fees list.

These fees are indicative 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.

Other charges may apply.

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 

Units

The units in Traineeships and Apprenticeships are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case.

1 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist in health care of animalsACMGAS205AD3905
Complete animal care hygiene routinesACMGAS203AD3903
Feed and water animalsACMGAS204AD3904
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesACMSUS201AD3884
Participate in occupational health and safety processesACMOHS201AD3919
Participate in workplace communicationsACMGAS202AD3902
Work in the animal care industryACMGAS201AD3901
Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with surgery preparationACMVET203AD3937
Carry out daily clinic routinesACMVET202AD3936
Provide basic first aid for animalsACMGAS206AD3906
Provide information on companion animals, products and servicesACMGAS209AD3909
Source information for animal care needsACMGAS208AD3908
How to apply

This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester One 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after September 1st, 2017 and before December 8th, 2017 to be included in the first round of offers. Applications will continue to be accepted until January 3rd, 2018 but will only be included in second round offers.

  • 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, email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or use the enquiry form below.

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

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

Entrance Requirements

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

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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester One 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after September 1st, 2017 and before December 8th, 2017 to be included in the first round of offers. Applications will continue to be accepted until January 3rd, 2018 but will only be included in second round offers.

  • 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, email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or use the enquiry form below.

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

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

Entrance Requirements

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

This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester One 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after September 1st, 2017 and before December 8th, 2017 to be included in the first round of offers. Applications will continue to be accepted until January 3rd, 2018 but will only be included in second round offers.

  • 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, email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or use the enquiry form below.

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

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

Entrance Requirements

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

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