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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.
Gain these skills:
- work effectively with companion animals
- monitor and maintain companion animal health, nutrition & wellbeing
- animal first aid
- workplace safety and health
|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|
Attendance in class
You will be expected to attend campus 2-4 days per week for two semesters.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10-20 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
60 hours of work placement per semester is required to be sourced by the student in the companion animal industry. This will be discussed further during induction/orientation.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed non-slip footwear.
In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all practical classes, while on visits and handling animals:
- non-slip flat shoes or boots
- knee length shorts or full length pants
- Campus required uniform top
Bentley students are required to purchase scrub shirts (scrub pants are optional, but advised if you wish to continue study through to Veterinary Nursing). These can be ordered at orientation or within the first few weeks of class at an approximate cost of $41 (subject to change).
Murdoch students are required to purchase a polo shirt, the cost of this ranges from $28-33 (subject to change). Try-on days are organised in your first few weeks of class. Payment is required in cash to the supplier at the time of ordering.
Study options and next steps
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