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CERTIFICATE III IN COMPANION ANIMAL SERVICES

National ID: ACM30417 | State ID: BDM6

 

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.

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

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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
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Job opportunities

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:

  • ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, State ID J481
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Course Overview

Where Bentley
Murdoch
Duration One year full-time
HowFull Time (On Campus)
Part Time
Traineeship
WhenAvailable Semester 2, 2018
Fees and charges

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

View our 2018 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

1Core Units (Common to both campuses)
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Complete animal care hygiene routinesACMGAS203BBD80
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care workACMINF301BBE73
Contribute to workplace health and safety processes ACMWHS301BBE28
Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeingACMGAS301BBD60
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesACMSUS201BBD61
Work effectively in the companion animal industryACMCAS301BBE80
Bentley Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Manage and maintain aviaries and bird roomsACMCAS402BBD95
Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animalsACMGAS303BBE69
Provide advice on selection and care of aquatic animalsACMCAS303BBE98
Provide basic care of mammalsACMSPE310BBE29
Provide basic care of non-venomous reptilesACMSPE311BBD72
Provide basic first aid for animalsACMGAS206BBE05
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing servicesACMCAS307BBE60
Provide enrichment for animalsACMGAS302BBE45
Provide information on companion animals, products and servicesACMGAS209BBD92
Murdoch Elective units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with conditioning animalsACMGAS306BBE97
Capture, handle and transport companion animalsACMCAS304BBE55
Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animalsACMGAS303BBE69
Provide advice on companion animal selection and general careACMCAS302BBE53
Provide basic care of domestic dogsACMSPE304BBD98
Provide basic care of freshwater fishACMSPE307BBD43
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing servicesACMCAS307BBE60
Provide enrichment for animalsACMGAS302BBE45
Provide reception services for an animal care facilityACMGAS207BBE42
How to apply

Applications for Semester two 2018 for this course can still be made for any remaining places. You can express your interest to study this course full-time in Semester Two 2018 via tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/

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, where applicable), 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.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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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Applications for Semester two 2018 for this course can still be made for any remaining places. You can express your interest to study this course full-time in Semester Two 2018 via tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/

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, where applicable), 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.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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

Applications for Semester two 2018 for this course can still be made for any remaining places. You can express your interest to study this course full-time in Semester Two 2018 via tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/

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, where applicable), 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.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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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