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CERTIFICATE IV IN COMPANION ANIMAL SERVICES

National ID: ACM40310 | State ID: S685

 

This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation and wanting to build on their existing skills in the care of a variety of animals in a companion animal facility. It is also suitable for those already employed in small companion animal businesses. Job roles generally involve supervisory responsibility and include pet shop manager, companion animal behaviourist, animal groomer, kennel or cattery manager, animal shelter supervisor, mobile hydro-bath operator.

This course enables you to build on your skills and knowledge for the care of companion animals and the operations of a companion animal facility. It is essential that whilst undertaking this course you have access to a companion animal workplace through either paid employment or significant periods of work placement or work experience. This will allow you to practise what you have learnt and increase your experience working with others in an animal care facility.

By completing this course you will be able to manage compliance in the companion animal industry; monitor and maintain animal health and wellbeing; maintain work health and safety processes for the enterprise; and undertake business-related duties. There are several options to specialise including the care of specific species, operating hydro-bathing operations, preparing and delivering care education programs and animal training.

Pre-requisites:

Achievement of ACM30310 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services and/or significant vocational training and/or work experience across a range of animal work settings. It is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course.

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Entrance Requirements
Study pathway
Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • By completing this course you will be able to manage compliance in the companion animal industry; monitor and maintain animal health and wellbeing; maintain work health and safety processes for the enterprise; and undertake business-related duties. There are several options to specialise including the care of specific species, operating hydro-bathing operations, preparing and delivering care education programs and animal training.

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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Overview

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How to apply

Important information

Overview

Course Overview

Where Murdoch
Duration
HowOn The Job
Part Time
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

1 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeingACMGAS301AD3911
Maintain occupational health and safety processesACMOHS401AD3921
Manage compliance in the companion animal industryACMCAS401AD3874
2 Group A - Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with conditioning animalsACMGAS306AD3916
Conduct companion animal training classesACMCAS410AD3883
Develop enrichment strategies for companion animalsACMCAS404AD3877
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesACMSUS301AD3885
Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animalsACMGAS303AD3913
Provide basic care of dogsACMSPE304AD3926
Provide training advice to companion animal ownersACMCAS409AD3882
Imported units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Identify and respond to animal behaviourACMACR403AD3830
Provide enrichment for animalsACMGAS302AD3912
Work effectively in the companion animal industryACMCAS301AD3867
How to apply

This course will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester One 2018, please apply direct as per the following.

  • 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, 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. 1800 001 001 for more information.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

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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 will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester One 2018, please apply direct as per the following.

  • 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, 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. 1800 001 001 for more information.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

This course will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester One 2018, please apply direct as per the following.

  • 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, 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. 1800 001 001 for more information.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

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