Certificate IV In Companion Animal Services
Course Code ACM40310
Duration 915 hours (nominal) , 12 Months Full time , 24 Months Part time
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Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services is the nationally recognised qualification for business owners/managers and long-term experienced employees of animal shelters, boarding kennels & catteries, animal breeding, animal training, pet shops, aquarium, aviary and animal grooming businesses. Skills in business management, stock control, animal handling, animal behaviour, animal training, OHS, animal health, grooming, merchandising, and the selection, care and sales of animals such as dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and other pets are covered.
Applicants must be employed within the Companion Animal Industry and be working at a supervisory or managerial level. If you do not meet the entry requirements of this course, please consider applying for the Certificate III in Animal Studies or Certificate III in Companion Animal Services to start your training for a career working with animals.
This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating at a senior level within a companion animal organisation for such jobs as: pet shop/aquarium manager, companion animal trainer/behaviourist, companion animal breeder, companion animal groomer, boarding kennel or cattery manager, animal shelter supervisor/manager, pet minding and exercise operator and mobile hydro-bathing operator.
Prospective students and employers should contact an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) for further information regarding Australian Apprenticeships.
Participants are assessed via completion of required tasks and a demonstration of skills, eg. Written assignments and projects, completion of practical tasks, and workplace assessment.
This course is offered through Workplace-based learning and distance education, with enrolments taken throughout the year.
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 $2.80.
A funded student can expect to pay no more than $2,562.00 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.
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Units of Study
|Core Units - ACM40310|
|ACMGAS301A||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing|
|ACMOHS401A||Maintain OHS processes|
|ACMCAS401A||Manage compliance in the companion animal industry|
|Elective Units - ACM40310 Grp B (4 required)|
|ACMCAS304A||Capture, handle and transport companion animals|
|ACMACR406A||Carry out pound procedures|
|ACMACR407A||Conduct community awareness programs|
|ACMVET401A||Coordinate patient admission and discharge|
|BSBCUS301A||Deliver and monitor a service to customers|
|TAADEL403B||Facilitate individual learning|
|TAADEL404B||Facilitate work based learning|
|ACMACR403A||Identify and respond to animal behaviour|
|BSBSMB407A||Manage a small team|
|BSBSMB403A||Market the small business|
|BSBSMB405A||Monitor and manage small business operations|
|BSBWOR301B||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|ACMVET404A||Perform clinic office procedures|
|BSBWOR402A||Promote team effectiveness|
|ACMCAS302A||Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care|
|ACMCAS307A||Provide companion animal hydrobathing services|
|ACMCAS306A||Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort|
|Elective Units-ACM40310 Grp A (six required)|
|ACMGAS306A||Assist with conditioning animals|
|ACMCAN311A||Care for young animals|
|ACMCAS410A||Conduct companion animal training classes|
|ACMCAS404A||Develop enrichment strategies for companion animals|
|ACMSUS301A||Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ACMCAS402A||Manage and maintain aviaries and bird rooms|
|ACMCAS406A||Manage companion animal breeding|
|ACMCAS408A||Manage the operation of a mobile hydro-bathing facility|
|ACMVET411A||Prepare, deliver and review animal care education programs|
|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|
|ACMSPE310A||Provide basic care of mammals|
|ACMSPE312A||Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits|
|ACMCAS407A||Provide professional companion animal grooming services|
|ACMCAS409A||Provide training advice to companion animal owners|
|ACMCAS405A||Purchase companion animal livestock|
It may be necessary to cancel or postpone courses due to insufficient enrolments or funding changes.