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ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies

National ID: ACM30117 State ID: BDN1
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If you dream of a career working with animals, this entry-level course is for you.

With a Certificate III in Animal Studies from Central Regional TAFE you will gain the skills you need to work as an animal attendant or trainer. It is also the perfect foundation course for people looking to move into specialised streams within the animal care industry.

This course will give you broad skills in basic care and the capture, handling and transportation of companion animals, as well as specialised skills in either behavioural sciences, veterinary nursing, or wildlife care.

Some things you'll learn:

  • Basic care, capture, handling and transportation of companion animals
  • Specialised skills in behavioural sciences or wildlife care
  • How to plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
  • How to provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • How to maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

This course is right for you if:

  • You have a passion for animals 
  • You have good communication and active listening skills
  • You enjoy helping and caring for animals and their owners
  • You enjoy monitoring people, processes and things
  • You have analytical and administrative skills
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

Students are able to attend workplace for 1 day a week (Monday) students are to provide their own transport arrangements

Students MUST also have access to a workplace either paid or voluntary roles with multiple different species of animals.

Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.

Job opportunities include:

  • Animal Shelter Attendant
  • Assistant Dog Groomer
  • Animal Care Receptionist and Support Officer
  • Animal Control and Regulation Assistant
  • Animal Health Officer in Indigenous Communities
  • Assistant Animal Welfare Office

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA. 

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here. (opens in a new tab)

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Available all year round, 2022

Northam - Self Paced External


Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study WHENEVER and WHEREVER suits you.  Typically, flexible, and self-paced options are part-time and open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start, enrol and study continuously. 

Once you enrol into your chosen units, you will have six (6) months from the date of your enrolment to complete your study.

Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2022
Where Northam
How Self Paced External



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