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Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

A wildly diverse area covering specific studies in veterinary nursing and companion animal services, animal behaviour and health, the racing industry, horticulture and conservation, landscaping, bushland assessment and rehabilitation, nursery plants, conservation and land management, and biological surveys.

You will be learning from the best as our training programs in this area boast highly qualified, experienced and award winning lecturers. Much of your studies will be hands on in the field, taking part in projects and forming links with industry partners. 


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KAA57 AUSCHEM Basic Skill set Technology Park
AUSCHEM, chemicals, spraying

This program is linked to three Units of Competence :

  • AHCCHM307 - Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases
  • AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals.

These are nationally recognised units of competency and upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment.

This AusChem WA accrediation course assists participants to identify hazards in chemical use and to put in place risk controls.  This Skill Set is designed for people who will be spraying WITHOUT supervision.  Our AusChem Basic program is delivered over two days from 8.30am to 4.00pm each day.

Please also refer to the Student Fact Pack for additional College and support information.

KAA58 AUSCHEM Reaccreditation Skill set Carnarvon
Geraldton Campus

This program covers the Unit of Competence AHCCHM404 Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals.  This is a nationally recognised unit of competency and upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment.

This one day course is an essential update for primary producers in all aspects of chemical use and is designed to maintain your Auschem WA accreditation.

Please also refer to the Student Fact Pack for additional College and support information.

AHCSS00074 AD882 Agricultural Chemical Skill Set Skill set Technology Park
agriculture, farm, chemical, land, chemical, transport, pest control, weeds, environment, rural,

This skill set is for individuals responsible for applying agricultural chemicals in industry related to and an agricultural environment. Participants in this skill set will be able to learn the skills and knowledge required to transport and store chemicals and prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases in an agricultural environment. 

These units of competency can provide credit towards qualifications in Certificate II, Certificate III and Certificate IV in various sectors of the horticulture and agriculture industry including the following broad industries.

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Please also refer to the Student Information Pack for additional College and support information

AUR30416 BAG3 Agricultural Mechanical Technology Certificate III Geraldton Campus
Merredin Campus
Moora Campus
o000000, o000001, agriculture, agricultural machinery, mechanical, hydraulic operations, agricultural equipment, training fee relief, fee reduction, fee relief

Specialise in agricultural vehicles and equipment with this hands-on technical course.

This apprenticeship program will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to work on agricultural machinery and equipment and covers mechanical, electrical and hydraulic operations and braking systems.

Half price fees apply!

lower fees local skills logo.png This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more Opens in a new window.

 

AHC30116 BCW6 Agriculture Certificate III Merredin Campus
c000000, c000009, agriculture, farm, livestock, crops,

Does a life on the land appeal to you?

Learn vital skills for a sustainable industry from livestock breeding, health and transportation, to establishing pastures and crop harvesting. Become a qualified operator of machinery such as tractors, skid-steers and front-end loaders and learn best practice for building stock fences and more.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

AHC40116 BDF2 Agriculture Certificate IV Merredin Campus
c000000, c000009, FARM, farm hand, farm supervisor

Get ahead of the field!

Become a specialist within the agriculture industry with a Certificate IV in Agriculture. This course is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry.

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan, direct, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock or grow crops. You will be able to choose from specialisations in beef production, grain production, horse breeding, and sheep and wool production. You will also learn skills in supervising the maintenance of property, machinery and equipment, and supervising work routines and staff performance.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

AHC50116 BDD8 Agriculture Diploma Merredin Campus
c000000, c000009, Station Manager, Production manager, Farm manager

Fancy a life on the land?

With the Diploma of Agriculture from CRTAFE you will gain highly sought after specialised skills and knowledge. Learn comprehensively about different farming practices, why pasture and soil health is vital for livestock production, and develop the skills to improve farming efficiency.

Budgeting, production planning, climate risk strategies, animal husbandry and long-term crop management are a sample of the vital agriculture skills you will gain in this comprehensive course.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

AHC20116 BCZ7 Agriculture Certificate II Merredin Campus
C000000, C000009, labourer, farm hand, station worker, farm assistant, stockperson, stockman, stockwoman

Open the gate to a career in Agriculture.

A Certificate II in Agriculture is an entry-level course focused on the fundamentals of modern farm work, including working with livestock and crops. 

This qualification is a starting point for anyone looking to work within any stream of agriculture. It will also set you up for a wide range of career and study paths across agriculture, agribusiness and rural operations.       

Our Focus on Flexible Options                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

ACM20117 BDN2 Animal Studies Certificate II Geraldton Campus
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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
  • Being able to assist in treating diseases and illness.
ACM30117 BDN1 Animal Studies Certificate III Geraldton Campus
ACM30117, BDN1, animal attendant, animal trainer, animal care, animals

If you dream of a  career working with animals this entry-level course might be just what you are looking for! 

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. 

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an animal trainer or health officer, or trainee veterinary nurse. It will also give you the knowledge required to complete further studies in the field.

AHC21016 BDF0 Conservation and Land Management Certificate II Batavia Coast Marine Institute
Exmouth Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
c000000, c000010, lands, parks, wildlife, ranger, bushcare, environmental worker

Are you looking for a career working with plants and animals?

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the land conservation industry, operating machinery, recognising flora and fauna, planting shrubs and trees, organising propagation, restoring and maintaining wildlife habitat refuges, treating weeds, safely handling chemicals, collecting seeds, and implementing workplace safety and health measures.

This qualification is offered as a dual certificate along with the Certificate II in Horticulture at our Geraldton Campus.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

AHC31416 BDC1 Conservation and Land Management Certificate III Batavia Coast Marine Institute
Kalgoorlie Campus
C000000, C000010, C000002, online, land management, parks, wildlife, aboriginal, indigenous, biodiversity, flora, fauna, environmental

Are you looking for a career working with plants and animals?

When you complete the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management you will be ready for a career as a conservation worker, parks and wildlife ranger, or bush restoration worker.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the land conservation industry, maintaining natural areas and wetlands, providing cultural knowledge, revegetation programs, planting shrubs and trees, treating weeds, collecting seeds, and workplace safety and health.

Working in the Conservation and Land Management industry is for people who would love to work in an outdoor environment and recognise the value in restoration of natural bushland and coastal areas. 

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

AHC40916 BCZ9 Conservation and Land Management Certificate IV Batavia Coast Marine Institute
c000000, c000010, wildlife, bush, regeneration

Are you looking for a career working with plants and animals?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management you will be ready for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.

You will have the skills and knowledge to specialise in the land conservation industry, including natural resource management, land management, mine site rehabilitation, developing and leading teams to implement conservation, and land management strategies.

AHC51116 BDA6 Conservation and Land Management Diploma Batavia Coast Marine Institute
c000000, c000010, bush regeneration, wildlife manager, ranger

Are you looking for a career working with plants and animals?

When you complete the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management you will be ready for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.

You will have the skills and knowledge to lead in the land conservation industry, across such areas as natural resource management, land management, mine site rehabilitation, managing staff and leading teams to implement conservation programs, and land management strategies.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

MSS50218 BEA8 Environmental Monitoring and Technology Diploma Geraldton Campus
C000000, C000005, conservation, environmental impact, environment, ecosystem, monitoring

Assist in the management of environmental issues with this diploma.

With a growing importance on conservation and environmental impact of business, this is a good time to join this industry. It is a growing area that is linked to our resource industry and increasing issues with the degradation of ecosystems. This course covers the skills and knowledge you need to apply a range of methods and technologies to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring. The skills are used in most industry sectors and to assist environmental scientists, engineers and planners with site assessment, minimising environmental impacts of processes and remediation/rehabilitation of sites.

MSS40218 BEA9 Environmental Monitoring and Technology Certificate IV Geraldton Campus
C000000, C000005, science, laboratory, enrvironmental,

With more and more businesses interested in conservation and keen to reduce their impact on the environment there has never been a better time to join this growing industry. 

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to collect and analyse environmental samples and process environmental data for the purpose of minimising the impact of human activity on the environment. Students undertake a range of field-based activities including vegetation surveys, geological formation recognition, water and soil sampling and testing and the use of GPS in environmental monitoring applications.

AHC20416 BDE6 Horticulture Certificate II Batavia Coast Marine Institute
Kalgoorlie Campus
C000000, C000002, gardeners, gardening, land management, plants, nurseries, parks and gardens, pest management, turf, turf management

Plant the seeds for an outdoor life and working in the garden!

this course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticultural industry. This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticulture trade qualification.

You will learn about:

  • Landscaping
  • Irrigation
  • Pruning
  • Planting
  • Treating weeds and pests and
  • Operating machinery.

Midwest students have the opportunity complete a dual qualification with the Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

AHC30716 BDF1 Horticulture Certificate III Batavia Coast Marine Institute
c000000, c000002, parks and gardens, gardener

Do you have a green thumb and are keen to grow your horticulture skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Horticulture you will be ready for a career working with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticultural industry, implement propagation plans, control weeds, pests, and diseases, safely prepare, store, and apply chemicals, install irrigation, create plant displays, plant identification and nutrition, and workplace safety and health.

AHC40416 BCW2 Horticulture Certificate IV Batavia Coast Marine Institute
land management, gardening, conservation

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the industry prior to undertaking higher level roles in the industry.

MSL30118 BDV6 Laboratory Skills Certificate III Geraldton Campus
TAFE18, Agriculture, Animals, Science,  Environment, C000000, Laboratory Operation, C000007

Learn the practical skills and knowledge to assist in collecting and preparing samples and to carry out, measure and record results of experiments in the physical, chemical, biological or life sciences.

With a Certificate III in Laboratory Skills you will gain skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs. You will also learn how to prepare cultures, perform sterile techniques and assist with field work.

The work of technical assistants involves similar tasks within one scientific discipline with occasional peak periods and some interruptions. They:

  • work according to established procedures in a structured environment
  • collect and prepare samples
  • conduct a wide range of basic tests and a limited range of specialised tests and measurements using manual, semi-automated and fully automated techniques
  • define and solve problems of limited complexity where the information available is less obvious, but not contradictory, and can be determined by direct reasoning
  • work under the direction and regular supervision of senior technical staff, laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical personnel. The work of technical assistants is normally subject to frequent progress and quality checks, and
  • generally work in a team and may have responsibility for their own work outputs.
MSL40118 BDV3 Laboratory Techniques Certificate IV Geraldton Campus
TAFE18, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000000, Laboratory Operation, C000007

Take the next step in your career with this workplace based intermediate-level course designed to enhance laboratory skills and broaden scientific knowledge in your chosen technical field.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator. You will learn about quality control, performance of instrumental and non-instrumental tests, standardisation and the use of solutions.

Although technical officers generally work in a laboratory, they often work closely with personnel in other teams within a section of the workplace. They may liaise with suppliers to troubleshoot product non-conformance at the direction of laboratory supervisors or managers, or gather information on non-conformance and events that may lead to the modification of workplace procedures. They may also demonstrate methods to others and train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably. The work of technical officers involves frequent peak periods and interruptions.

Technical officers:

  • work according to established procedures in a structured environment
  • collect and prepare samples and communicate sample requirements to other personnel
  • conduct a wide range of routine and specialised tests where atypical samples may be involved and the instrumentation used has a wide range of operating variables
  • contribute to the modification of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and enterprise methods when necessary
  • define and solve problems where alternatives are not obvious and where investigations and trials may be required and the implications of various solutions considered
  • work under the direction and supervision of senior technical staff, laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals, and
  • generally work as part of a team and may have a role in the planning of schedules and monitoring of resources in their work area.
MSL50118 BDV4 Laboratory Technology Diploma Geraldton Campus
C000000, C000007, laboratory technology, laboratory

Gain complex skills in laboratory technologies

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to use laboratory application software, plan and conduct laboratory/field work and communicate and provide information to customers. You will also be able to specialise in a diverse range of industries including chemical, medical and pathological, mining, biological, and environmental fields.

Technical officers:

  • work according to established procedures in a structured environment
  • collect and prepare samples and communicate sample requirements to other personnel
  • conduct a wide range of routine and specialised tests where atypical samples may be involved and the instrumentation used has a wide range of operating variables
  • contribute to the modification of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and enterprise methods when necessary
  • define and solve problems where alternatives are not obvious and where investigations and trials may be required and the implications of various solutions considered
  • work under the direction and supervision of senior technical staff, laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals, and
  • generally work as part of a team and may have a role in the planning of schedules and monitoring of resources in their work area.
Our Focus on Flexible Options
 

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

AD737 Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set Skill set Northam Campus
dog, cat, microchip, animal care, vet, nurse, AD737, tagging, implant, well being, WHS, pet

This skill set is designed to prepare individuals with the skills and knowledge to understand, interpret and apply microchip implantation procedures on cats and dogs whilst exhibiting appropriate care for animals so that stress and discomfort is minimised and targeted at  Individuals who are registered as a state or territory 'approved microchip implanter for cats and dogs'.

The following units of competency are included in this skill set:

  • ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • ACMMIC401 Implant microchip in cats and dogs
  • ACMWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety processes

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Please also refer to the Student Information Pack for additional College and support information

 

 

KAA14 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws Skill set Technology Park
CHAINSAW, TREE LOPPING, CUTTING,

This program is linked to the Unit of Competence AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain Chainsaws.  This is a nationally recognised unit of competency and upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment.

This course is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and confidence required to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw and maintain it in working condition.

Content covered includes:

  • OHS - Duty of Care
  • Personal protective equipment and clothing
  • Chainsaw components and functions
  • General maintenance tasks/tensions
  • Correct start-up procedures
  • Safe techniques for crosscutting and felling.

Please also refer to the Student Fact Pack for additional College and support information.

AHC33616 BDB2 Pest Management Certificate III Carnarvon
AHC33616, BDB2, pest management, pest, pest control,

This qualification provides occupation outcomes for pest management field officers, vertebrate pest management field officers and spray operators in the pest management industry. The qualification covers those who work in weed management as well as vertebrate pest management in conservation, land management, horticulture and agriculture settings.

Job functions may include:

  • participating in strategic invasive species management practices
  • preparing for and carrying out management programs, under general direction
  • completing and assessing management programs under general direction
  • carrying out weed management programs that require chemical spraying
  • record keeping.
AHC30416 BDB3 Pork Production Certificate III Merredin Campus
c000000, c000009, piggery attendant, stockperson

Bring home the bacon with a Certificate III in Pork Production. 

This entry level qualification is suited for those who wish to pursue a career in the pork industry as a piggery attendant or stock person. You will learn a range of skills including caring for livestock, establishing and maintaining breeding programs and livestock transportation.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

O9507P O9507P Reptile Handling and Care Short Course Short Course Northam Campus
snake, reptile, handling, capture, care, ranger, LGA, council, local government, lizard, transportation, first aid, bite management, O9507P

This one day workshop will provide the participant with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Describe the basic behaviour of reptiles and safe handling
  • Correct methods of transporting reptiles
  • The legal requirements of capturing and handling reptiles
  • Understanding symptoms and signs of snake bite
  • Demonstrate first aid management of a person who has been bitten by a snake
  • Complete a written assessment
  • Complete a practical skills assessment, and
  • Contribute to verbal discussion during the workshop.

This course will be delivered at the Midland Sports Complex, Patterson Drive Middle Swan.

Upon completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Please also refer to the Student Fact Pack for additional College and support information.

MSL20118 BDV5 Sampling and Measurement Certificate II Geraldton Campus
TAFE18, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000000, Laboratory Operation, C000007

Kick start your career in science with this entry-level course that will qualify you to gather samples required for a variety of industry testing situations.

Samplers and testers conduct limited sampling and testing as part of their duties in their particular industry. They apply a restricted range of skills and operational knowledge to perform these tasks and do not generally work inside a laboratory. They:

  • follow set procedures to sample raw materials and products
  • may package, label, store and transport samples
  • use simple equipment (hydrometers, thermometers and pH meters) to make measurements and perform basic tests that take a short time and involve a narrow range of variables and easily recognised control limits, and
  • may make visual inspection of products and packaging.

There is a strong need for sample collection and laboratory skills across a variety of industries, from mining to food manufacturing and construction to pharmaceutical production. This qualification gives you the foundation-level skills to collect handle and transport samples.

You will get the practical skills and knowledge to record and present data, plan and conduct laboratory or field work, collect routine site samples, and perform basic tests. Our highly experienced staff are still strongly embedded in the industry and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to gather samples required for a variety of industry testing situations. It will also give you the foundation skills necessary to complete further studies in either environmental sciences, health or trades.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

ACM40412 J481 Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV Geraldton Campus
Muresk Campus
, TAFE18, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000004, Veterinary Nursing

Have you always wanted to work with animals?

Do you want to work in a profession where you are dealing with something different every day? Are you ready to play Nurse Dolittle and work with animals ranging from pocket pets, birds, reptiles, companion animals and livestock, to horses? Do you want to work in a profession that allows you to travel around our country and the world?

Vet nurses are often described as the face of the clinic as they are the first person a client and patient will see. There is the opportunity to create strong rewarding relationships with customers which will build trust and respect. Highly trained vet nurses can hold a great deal of responsibility within a clinic on many levels, including client and patient care, management of other staff and clinic activities, such as social media, fund raising and welfare awareness.

You will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Working with teams of people who are willing to help make a difference to the lives of our animal companions.
  • Communicating and educating clients on better health care for their pets.Handling animals safely and confidently in a range of situations.
  • Dealing with emergencies.
  • Learning to work by yourself and developing problem solving techniques.
  • Observing, monitoring and recognising health issues in animals.
  • Educating clients in preventative medicine for their pets.
  • Being able to give advice and assist in treating diseases and illness.
  • Assisting the vet during surgery.
  • Performing and assisting with routine tests, x-rays and other diagnostic procedures.
  • Carrying out routine dental procedures including scale and polish teeth.
  • Being confident to organise clinic promotions and marketing of health products, and
  • Operating and maintaining equipment such as endoscopes, ultrasound and ECG machines.

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