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Animal Health and First Aid Skill Set

Animal Health and First Aid Skill Set

State ID KAD93

Want the best for your pet?

Gain practical, transferrable skills in looking after your pet, and feel confident in providing first aid should they need it.

Two students with a dog in a vet clinic

This skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our Course List (opens in a new tab) page.


When Semester 2, 2024.

Study Mode On campus.

Learn first aid and care skills that might save a life 

This skill set covers the skills and knowledge required to care for and provide first aid to a range of animals. The skills you'll learn while completing this skill set are crucial for pet owners, but also for those wanting to work in a broad range of roles in animal care facilities and services.

You'll learn skills in animal first aid, monitoring animals' health and wellbeing, providing animal care and more.

Important information

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Semester 2, 2024


Duration 4 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2024
Where Geraldton
How On Campus

Units and fees

To attain this skill set, you are required to successfully complete all four (4) units of competence listed below. 


National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
ACMGEN309 Provide basic animal first aid $170.80 $51.45 $25.82


National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
$390.40 $117.60 $49.76
Provide general care of mammals
$195.20 $58.80 $25.82
Participate in workplace health and safety processes
$170.80 $51.45 $23.74

Please note: Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Fees may differ between campus locations due to the difference between elective units in the course study plan or a need to adapt courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for individuals depending on units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Fees are payable at the time of enrolment.
  • Total fees quoted include tuition fees and resource fees. You may also be required to purchase text books, uniforms or other personal equipment that are not included in this fee estimate.
  • For Lower Fees, Local Skills (half-price) courses please refer to additional eligibility information above.
  • Concession rates: If eligible, proof of concession must be presented.
  • Concessions and the secondary school age fee cap do not apply to commercial courses (short courses), or Foundation Programs (i.e ESL and General Education).
  • Secondary school aged persons (in 2024, students born on or after 1 July 2006 who are at least 15 years old in 2024) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course (tuition) fee chargeable is $420. Additional resource fees and discretionary fees may apply. 
  • VET Student Loans for eligible courses and fee caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.

More information: Visit our fees and payment options page or call us on 1800 672 700

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