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CERTIFICATE II IN ANIMAL STUDIES

National ID: ACM20117 | State ID: BDN2

 

This course is for people wanting to gain experience in working with animals. It 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 enables you to develop 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. South Metropolitan TAFE 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.

Murdoch and Peel Campus only offers this course full-time, Bentley Campus only offers this course via Traineeship.

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

  • Animal care attendant
  • Animal shelter attendant
  • Kennel hand
  • Cattery attendant
  • Pet shop attendant
  • Assistant grooming attendant
  • Pet exerciser

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

Further study opportunities:

  • ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies, State ID BDM6
  • ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing , State ID J481
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Course Overview

Where Murdoch
Mandurah
Duration
  • 1 Semester full-time
  • 2 Semester Traineeship
HowFull Time (On Campus)
Traineeship
WhenAvailable Semester 1, 2019
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

1 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist in health care of animalsACMGAS205BBE87
Complete animal care hygiene routinesACMGAS203BBD80
Feed and water animalsACMGAS204BBE54
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesACMSUS201BBD61
Participate in workplace communicationsACMGAS202BBE30
Participate in workplace health and safety processesACMWHS201BBD39
Provide basic first aid for animalsACMGAS206BBE05
Work in the animal care industryACMGAS201BBE46
2 Group A Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Provide information on companion animals, products and servicesACMGAS209BBD92
Provide reception services for an animal care facilityACMGAS207BBE42
Source information for animal care needsACMGAS208BBE21
3 Group B Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Provide basic care of domestic dogsACMSPE304BBD98
How to apply

This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester One 2019, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after August 31st, 2018 and before December 7th 2018 to be in the first round of offers (applications received after this date and before January 2nd 2019 will go into second round offers only).

  • 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 One 2019, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after August 31st, 2018 and before December 7th 2018 to be in the first round of offers (applications received after this date and before January 2nd 2019 will go into second round offers only).

  • 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 One 2019, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after August 31st, 2018 and before December 7th 2018 to be in the first round of offers (applications received after this date and before January 2nd 2019 will go into second round offers only).

  • 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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