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CERTIFICATE III IN COMPANION ANIMAL SERVICES

National ID: ACM30410 | State ID: S681

 

Are you looking for a career talking to the animals?

When you complete the Certificate III in Companion Animal Services you will have what employers are looking for as a kennel attendant, cattery attendant, or animal care receptionist.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively with companion animals, monitoring and maintaining their health, nutrition, wellbeing, animal first aid, grooming, and workplace safety and health.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Career opportunities provided by the successful completion of this qualification includes working as

  • pet shop/aquarium assistant
  • kennel attendant,
  • cattery attendant
  • assistant dog trainer
  • pet exerciser
  • assistant grooming attendant
  • animal care receptionist and support officer.

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

Further study opportunities:

Students may apply for further study into the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Bentley
Murdoch
Duration One year full-time
How Full Time (On Campus)
Part Time
Traineeship
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

Career opportunities provided by the successful completion of this qualification includes working as

  • pet shop/aquarium assistant
  • kennel attendant,
  • cattery attendant
  • assistant dog trainer
  • pet exerciser
  • assistant grooming attendant
  • animal care receptionist and support officer.

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

Further study opportunities:

Students may apply for further study into the 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 

Core Units Complete six core units.

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing ACMGAS301A D3911
Work effectively in the companion animal industry ACMCAS301A D3867
Complete animal care hygiene routines ACMGAS203A D3903
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices ACMSUS201A D3884
Contribute to occupational health and safety processes ACMOHS301A D3920
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work ACMINF301A D3917

Group B Imported elective

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with conditioning animals ACMGAS306A D3916

Group C_ Elective options

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Provide basic care of freshwater fish ACMSPE307A D3929
Merchandise products SIRXMER201 WD969
Provide training advice to companion animal owners ACMCAS409A D3882
Capture, handle and transport companion animals ACMCAS304A D3870

Groups A Complete 6 elective units from Groups A

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
PROVIDE COMPANION ANIMAL HYDRO-BATHING SERVICES ACMCAS307A D3873
PROVIDE COMPANION ANIMAL HYDRO-BATHING SERVICES ACMCAS307A D3873
Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals ACMGAS303A D3913
PROVIDE COMPANION ANIMAL HYDRO-BATHING SERVICES ACMCAS307A D3873
PROVIDE COMPANION ANIMAL HYDRO-BATHING SERVICES ACMCAS307A D3873
Provide enrichment for animals ACMGAS302A D3912
Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care ACMCAS302A D3868
Provide basic care of dogs ACMSPE304A D3926
Provide reception services for an animal care facility ACMGAS207A D3907
  • For TAFE Admissions full-time courses, apply at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ when applications are open. Semester One applications open in September of the prior year, Semester Two (mid-year) applications open in May.
  • 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, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students, 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 South Metropolitan TAFE associate degree or higher education diploma, or 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 February 21, 2017