Course Start Date
5.7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
Take the nationally accredited Certificate II in Animal Studies and start your career as a pet groomer or animal attendant in animal shelter or veterinary clinic. Turn your passion for animals into a career as you gain practical skills and build industry relationships.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:
Provide care to a range of animals
Monitor and maintain animal health
Practice hygiene and infection control
Respond to expectations of pet owners
Understand what is required in running a small companion animal business
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal qualities that will help you get ahead:
- Calm and empathetic nature
- Ability to follow directions and work independently
- Good communication skills
- A reasonable level of fitness to safely handle animals and manual lifting
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II level
- Strong foundation to continue your studies
- Pet groomer
- Animal attendant
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further:
- Certificate III Animal Studies
- Certificate III Companion Animal Services
- Certificate III Pet Grooming
- Certificate III Captive Animals
- Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing
- Certificate IV Companion Animal Services
Demand for animal care workers is booming with growth driven by consumer expectations on how their furry companion should be cared for. These greater expectations is leading to employers to need workers who are qualified and experienced. The animal care field is broad and highly competitive. The course equips you with diverse range of skills to put you ahead of the pack in a skills shortage climate. It is also the official pre-requisite for the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a Part Time Day Class course. You will need to attend approximately 5.7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 38 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 9.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Private Study, research, assignment preparation and work experience.
The Certificate II in Animal Studies is an introductory course into the animal care industry. This covers basic animal care including subject areas on; identification, handling, feeding, WHS and workplace communications. There are many potential job roles at this level in the animal care industry for those willing and able to do the physical side of the work e.g.:- Animal shelter attendant, Kennel hand, Cattery attendant, Pet shop attendant.
The Certificate II Animal Studies also offers a pathway for further learning such as; ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies, ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services, ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming and ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification however, local entry requirements do exist for this course which include; it is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification the learner should seek to gain a period of work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace. Students enrolled in the blended delivery option are required to source one working day per week in a suitable animal care workplace.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who are entry-level students, some may have a disability. Disability consultants will be contacted if student indicates they may need assistance during the course. Communication is undertaken with disability consultant, section and student to determine this. During this communication aspects such as reasonable adjustment will be discussed for both delivery and assessment.
Students in this group are wishing to enter the Animal Care industry. Some students are studying this as a pre-requisite to ACM40412/ ACM40418 Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including -
- Support is based on discussion with students and enrolment details.
- A one-on-one interview can be undertaken and if deemed applicable, a meeting will be arranged to discuss the LLN assistance that TAFE NSW can provide to the learner, with a view to creating an individual training and learning plan that best addresses the learner?s LLN needs.
- Every effort is made by TAFE NSW staff to ensure a successful outcome for enrolled learners. TAFE NSW offers a free tutorial support service to all TAFE NSW learners and further support services include:
- Easy computing online short courses and Library Resources
- Work Placement Support including helping the student identify and secure a work placement, supportive conversations with a teacher or Assessor/ESO, debriefing/ mentoring by an Assessor/ESO etc
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is run 2 hours per week with teacher contact or 5.5 hours at residential schools, 1 eight hour day residential over duration of course (dates to be confirmed)
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.
TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.
* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.
|ACMGAS201||Work in the animal care industry|
|ACMGAS202||Participate in workplace communications|
|ACMGAS203||Complete animal care hygiene routines|
|ACMGAS204||Feed and water animals|
|ACMGAS206||Provide basic first aid for animals|
|ACMGAS205||Assist in health care of animals|
|ACMSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ACMWHS201||Participate in workplace health and safety processes|
|ACMGAS209||Provide information on companion animals, products and services|
|ACMVET202||Carry out daily practice routines|
|ACMVET203||Assist with surgery preparation|
|ACMGAS207||Provide reception services for an animal care facility|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMSPE310||Provide basic care of mammals|
- Pet groomer
- Animal attendant
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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