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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.

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

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
Complete animal care hygiene routinesACMGAS203AD3903
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal workACMINF301AD3917
Contribute to occupational health and safety processesACMOHS301AD3920
Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeingACMGAS301AD3911
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesACMSUS201AD3884
Work effectively in the companion animal industryACMCAS301AD3867
Electives (Group A)
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Carry out simple breeding proceduresACMGAS304AD3914
Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animalsACMGAS303AD3913
Provide advice on selection and care of aquatic animalsACMCAS303AD3869
Provide enrichment for animalsACMGAS302AD3912
Electives (Group B)
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Manage and maintain aviaries and bird roomsACMCAS402AD3875
Provide advice on companion animal selection and general careACMCAS302AD3868
Provide basic first aid for animalsACMGAS206AD3906
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing servicesACMCAS307AD3873
Provide information on companion animals, products and servicesACMGAS209AD3909
How to apply

This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester Two 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after April 30th, 2018 and before June 11th, 2018.

  • 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 contact us via one of the methods 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, 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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This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester Two 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after April 30th, 2018 and before June 11th, 2018.

  • 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 contact us via one of the methods 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, 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

This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester Two 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after April 30th, 2018 and before June 11th, 2018.

  • 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 contact us via one of the methods 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, 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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