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ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies

National ID: ACM20117 | State ID: BDN2

Are you barking mad for animals?

Do you want to gain experience working with animals? This course 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 provides the 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. We will provide you with access to practical experience with animals throughout the course.

During the course you will be required to complete work placement somewhere that houses and cares for any type of companion animals.

Entrance Requirements

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Study pathway

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

   

This course is available as a traineeship.

Entrance requirements for traineeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area. 

To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre closest to you.

Course requirements

Access to a workplace in this industry or work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. You will need to arrange a suitable work placement within industry which will involve your attendance at a workplace/worksite, if you are not already working in the industry.

[Other instructions will follow for work placement such as gaining police clearance, arranging PPE, etc]

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

 

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Bentley - Workplace-Traineeship

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Semester 1

Bentley - Full Time-Classroom

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Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

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Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

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Semester 2

Bentley - Full Time-Classroom

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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 
Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 
Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

Page last updated August 29, 2019