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Offering Info

Certificate II in Animal Studies

  • National Course Code: ACM20117
  • TAFE NSW code: ACM20117-01V01-20MRY-035

Location – Moruya

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

05 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week

12

Duration

1 Year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This is a general qualification for entry into sectors of the animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as animal shelters, kennels, catteries, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics. At this level, work takes place under direct supervision within clearly defined guidelines for work activities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, individual units of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Users of this qualification must refer to the relevant state or territory jurisdiction for details.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirement for this qualication.

**COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS**
To successfully complete this course, you will need:
To enrol in this course you must have a minimum of 6 hours a week work placement (paid or voluntary) or equivalent in blocks in an animal care facility with a mentor/supervisor for the duration of your enrolment. You will be required to provide details of your work placement prior to your application being deemed successful.

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STUDY COMMITMENT
This is a face to face part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 3 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 9 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, assignment preparations.

To enrol in this course you must have a minimum of 6 hours a week work placement (paid or voluntary) or equivalent in blocks in an animal care facility with a mentor/supervisor for the duration of your enrolment. You will be required to provide details of your work placement prior to your application being deemed successful.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
Are you an animal lover looking to put your passion to practial use while developing animal care skills? This is an entry level course aimed at students that would like to seek employment opportunities as an animal care or shelter attendant, kennel hand or cattery attendant, pet shop attendant, an assistant dog groomer or perhaps in the veterinary industry.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
At orientation students are provided with information which details the availability of education and support services and how to access these services.
https://www.tafensw.edu.au/student-services

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

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesdays, from 9.00am to 12.30pm at TAFE NSW Moruya, Block F, Level G, Room 4. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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

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

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
ACMGAS201 Work in the animal care industry
ACMGAS202 Participate in workplace communications
ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGAS204 Feed and water animals
ACMGAS205 Assist in health care of animals
ACMGAS206 Provide basic first aid for animals
ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ACMWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety processes
Elective Units
Number Title
ACMGAS207 Provide reception services for an animal care facility
ACMGAS208 Source information for animal care needs
ACMGAS302 Provide enrichment for animals
ACMSPE304 Provide basic care of domestic dogs

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Animal attendant, animal carer.

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Course Location

Moruya
2857 Princes Highway, Moruya
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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