This course is designed explicitly for the animal care industry to help you gain specialised skills that will complement your career. Learn to implant microchips in cats and dogs to apply as an Authorised Identifier with the Office of Local Government (OLG) NSW.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Handle different animal temperaments and behaviours
Provide basic First Aid relating to microchipping
Implant microchips under the skin of animals
Handle animals safely using restraint techniques
Follow microchip compliance regulations
Talk to owners about the implantation procedure
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
The ability to apply to become an authorised identifier through the Office of Local Government (OLG) NSW
A sound understanding of implantation techniques, procedure and pre or post care
The ability to deal with concerned owners
Credit towards one unit of the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
At least 18 years of age by course start as evidenced by a valid form of ID
A letter of support from a registered veterinary practitioner who is able to supervise you implanting microchips. This letter should document the following information:
That the veterinarian is an authorised implanter,
The veterinarian will supervise the microchip implantation of a total of 10 animals, which consists of 3 dogs (one of which must be conscious) and 3 cats (one of which must be conscious), with the remaining 4 either being a dog or cat and either conscious or unconscious, and
You have access to an animal care facility, veterinary practice or shelter
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A strong interest in animal management
The ability to maintain confidentiality
Attention to detail
Excellent record keeping skills
Confidence handling cats and dogs of any size
No fear of needles
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
Veterinary Nurses care for animals under treatment and in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assist Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations.
Other jobs include: council ranger , dog and cat breeder and companion animal worker.
The NSW Government requires microchip implanters to have a licence. Upon successful completion of this course, you may apply to the Office of Local Government (OLG) within NSW to gain status as an Authorised Identifier. You must be at least 18 years old. TAFE NSW will forward evidence that you have completed this course to the OLG. They will issue the microchip identifiers licence, and you will be officially classed as a licensed implanter, at no additional cost. This is only applicable for residents of NSW.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Implant Microchip in Cats and Dogs does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Statement of Attainment in Implant Microchip in Cats and Dogs does not have any related courses.
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