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Certificate II in Animal Studies

National ID: ACM20110 | State ID: S677

 

Course Details
Training Package Version : Release 3
Do you have a passion for animals? Would you like to work with our furry and feathered friends?

This course provides a broad introduction to working with a range of animals in a variety of animal care workplaces with no previous experience necessary. This course will kick-start your amazing career with animals.

You will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Learning fundamental animal care and handling methods
  • Developing team-work, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Catering for animal nutritional needs
  • Providing basic first aid to animals
  • Assisting with animal health care
  • Developing self-management and organisational techniques
  • Working with teams of people who are willing to help make a difference to the lives of our animal companions
  • Handling animals safely and confidently in a range of situations
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Observing, monitoring and recognising health issues in animals, and
  • Being able to assist in treating diseases and illness.
Important Information
This course involves some physical work and students must be prepared to work outdoors and deal with dirty, smelly situations.
  • Personal requirements are:
  • Being passionate about animals and their welfare
  • Good communication skills and enjoy working with people
  • Able to work well in a team, enjoying practical and manual activities
  • Confidence and patience when working with animals
  • Able to undertake manual and sometimes heavy work, and
  • Being observant and methodical.
Pathways :This course is a pathway to Certificate III in Companion Animal Services and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
VET for Schools : This course is available in our VET for Schools programs.  Students will learn about caring for all types of animals by catering for animal nutritional needs, basic animal care and handling as well as first aid.  An opportunity to practice your skills will be provided through our TAFE Animal surgery as well as via an Industry placement.  Check out our VETiS Guide for more information.
VET Student Loans : This course is NOT eligible for a VET Student Loan.

Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
Study pathway
Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Animal care attendant, Pet shop employee, Cattery attendant, Kennel hand, Animal handler, Animal shelter worker.

Further study opportunities:

Certificate III in Animal Studies, Certificate III in Animal Technology, Certificate III in Captive Animals, Certificate III in Companion Animal Services, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

How to apply

Important information

Overview

Course Overview

Where Geraldton
Duration

One semester full time

HowFull-Time
Online Learning (Some Units)
Traineeship
Workplace Assessment
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017
Fees and charges

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Find details of all course costs on our Fees page here.

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.  Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

Units

1 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist in health care of animalsACMGAS205AD3905
Complete animal care hygiene routinesACMGAS203AD3903
Feed and water animalsACMGAS204AD3904
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesACMSUS201AD3884
Participate in occupational health and safety processesACMOHS201AD3919
Participate in workplace communicationsACMGAS202AD3902
Work in the animal care industryACMGAS201AD3901
2 Group A - Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply first aidHLTFA301CD8247
Provide basic first aid for animalsACMGAS206AD3906
Source information for animal care needsACMGAS208AD3908
4 Imported Electives
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Contribute to OHS processesAHCOHS301AD7093
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesAHCWRK313AD7318
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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.

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Course Overview

Where Geraldton
Duration

One semester full time

HowFull-Time
Online Learning (Some Units)
Traineeship
Workplace Assessment
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017
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Animal care attendant, Pet shop employee, Cattery attendant, Kennel hand, Animal handler, Animal shelter worker.

Further study opportunities:

Certificate III in Animal Studies, Certificate III in Animal Technology, Certificate III in Captive Animals, Certificate III in Companion Animal Services, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

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Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Find details of all course costs on our Fees page here.

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.  Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

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1 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist in health care of animalsACMGAS205AD3905
Complete animal care hygiene routinesACMGAS203AD3903
Feed and water animalsACMGAS204AD3904
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesACMSUS201AD3884
Participate in occupational health and safety processesACMOHS201AD3919
Participate in workplace communicationsACMGAS202AD3902
Work in the animal care industryACMGAS201AD3901
2 Group A - Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply first aidHLTFA301CD8247
Provide basic first aid for animalsACMGAS206AD3906
Source information for animal care needsACMGAS208AD3908
4 Imported Electives
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Contribute to OHS processesAHCOHS301AD7093
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesAHCWRK313AD7318
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If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

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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If you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification with Central Regional TAFE, you may be able to obtain credits towards a degree at Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC), Charles Sturt University, Central Queensland University and the University of Southern Queensland.

In addition to the arrangements in place with specific Universities, a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification from us will enable you to gain direct entry into related undergraduate degree courses in most Universities throughout Australia. You may also be eligible to gain credits with other Universities on a case-by-case basis.

 

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If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

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

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

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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