Certificate III in Animal Studies
Course Code ACM30110
Duration 490 hours (nominal) , 12 Months Part time
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Looking for a pathway into Veterinary Nursing training?
Want to change your career and work with animals?
Learn online and hands-on working with and caring for animals to prepare you for a career as an animal attendant in veterinary clinics, pet boarding, animal welfare and fauna shelters, pet retail, grooming and other animal care businesses.
Completion of secondary school or mature-age; applicants must be willing and able to undertake Practical Work-placement. Applications open year round for course intakes in February and July (subject to demand).
This course can lead to further study in Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Services courses, dependent upon appropriate employment.
You will learn through a combination of on-line learning, 80 hours practical placement (work placement), and attendance of two x 2-day practical skills workshops. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfers are available to experienced applicants or those who have undertaken prior studies in similar subject areas.
Assessment is through a combination of written assignments, on-line tasks and exams and practical placement tasks and reports.
Skills Recognition is the process of gaining formal recognition for skills and knowledge that have been obtained through work history, previous study and life experience. Skills Recognition is an assessment-only process - there is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process. Skills Recognition is made up of one or more of the following processes including credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.
To find out more about Skills Recognition call 1300 GOTAFE (1300 468 233)
The standard hourly fee for this course in a Government subsidised place is $3.00.
A funded student can expect to pay no more than $1,470.00 in tuition fees to complete this course.
Additional fees for student services, amenities, goods and materials may apply. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please contact GOTAFE or see our fees and charges page for further information.
Tone Rd, Wangaratta
To enquire about this course call 1300GOTAFE or click here.
Units of Study
|Core Units - ACM30110 (7 required)|
|ACMGAS203A||Complete animal care hygiene routines|
|ACMINF301A||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work|
|ACMOHS301A||Contribute to OHS processes|
|ACMGAS301A||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing|
|ACMSUS201A||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ACMGAS202A||Participate in workplace communications|
|ACMGAS303A||Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals|
|Elective Units - ACM30110 (5 required)|
|ACMGAS205A||Assist in the health care of animals|
|ACMSPE302A||Provide basic care of birds|
|ACMSPE303A||Provide basic care of common native mammals|
|ACMSPE304A||Provide basic care of dogs|
|ACMSPE305A||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMSPE311A||Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles|
|ACMSPE312A||Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits|
|ACMGAS206A||Provide basic first aid for animals|
|ACMGAS201A||Work in the animal care industry|
It may be necessary to cancel or postpone courses due to insufficient enrolments or funding changes.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.