This course may be fee free, or available at a reduced cost.
Nationally Recognised Training
Mature Age Workers' Scholarship
You may be eligible for the NSW Smart & Skilled Fee-Free Traineeship which will be verified at enrolment
This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday via virtual classroom with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.
Knowledge assessments: short answer, assignments, quizzes
Practical skills assessments: animal handling, feeding, basic grooming, conduct health checks and show competency in administering medications
You may be asked to complete a workplace logbook, as well as provide photo or video evidence of assessment tasks.
Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.
We strongly recommend eight hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer. Work placement can involve paid or volunteer arrangements. You may find suitable work at boarding kennels, pet stores, animal shelters, pet grooming establishments, or animal rescue centers
The animal industry is highly competitive, so to ensure you secure placement we suggest you visit the facilities you are interested in and introduce yourself as a potential employee with your resume in hand. TAFE NSW will cover your workplace insurance while you are actively enrolled and on placement. Detailed information regarding this will be supplied to you upon enrolment
To complete this course, the following materials are required:
To make sure this delivery option is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Companion Animal Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 6 core and 9 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
Learn through a combination of classroom based, online and/or workplace activity. For example, you may participate in scheduled classroom activity, have an element of self-directed learning with online content, and/or receive supervised training while on the job, doing work experience, or on placement.
Classroom activity will be scheduled, but online learning can provide more flexibility. Teacher support will be provided for all study. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.
TAFE NSW Wauchope is located in the middle of Wauchope - a town known for its support of local forestry, dairy and beef industries and situated on the banks of the Hastings River. With a strong and proud history of contributing to local groups. art exhibitions, and horticultural and landscape projects, TAFE NSW Wauchope gives students the opportunity to extend their skills and creativity, earn a great qualification, and make a valuable difference to the local community.
Young Street Wauchope 2446
Parking on campus grounds is available.
Refer to your local bus timetables, visit transportnsw.info
Wauchope Station is 1000 metres from campus.
TAFE NSW campuses work closely with the community and industry to ensure you have access to the industry standard technologies, equipment and facilities.
Video conference room
Google Chromecast capabilities
Beauty training academy
Dedicated student computer labs
Learning support centre with computer labs
State-of-the-art carpentry and joinery workshop
Dedicated art and design studios
Specialised fashion suite
Horticultural workshop and greenhouse
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