Part Time Day
Course Start Date
14 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, Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, 1 day a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self paced activities including reading to prepare for the following weeks activities and assessments.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who are seeking employment within the animal care industry. This is a preparatory qualification that provides a defined and limited range of basic skills and knowledge used in the animal care field. Students enrolling in this course are likely to have limited existing experience or knowledge as this is an entry level pathway.
Pre- employment, school leavers
Unemployed people managed by agencies in regional areas
Older learners wanting to retrain
Local animal shelters, pet shops and boarding kennels support the delivery of this training as it educates students in the skills they are looking for in a new employee.
Units selected for general cohort reflect the local needs expressed by staff of animal shelters, pet shops and boarding kennels in consultation with the section staff.
Units selected for Pre-Veterinary Nursing cohort reflect direction towards further studies in this area.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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 Tuesday, from 9.00am to 5.00pm. 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?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
Electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are available in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore)
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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
Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.
To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.
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If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.
|ACMGAS205||Assist in health care of animals|
|ACMGAS203||Complete animal care hygiene routines|
|ACMGAS204||Feed and water animals|
|ACMSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ACMGAS202||Participate in workplace communications|
|ACMWHS201||Participate in workplace health and safety processes|
|ACMGAS206||Provide basic first aid for animals|
|ACMGAS201||Work in the animal care industry|
|ACMSPE305||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMGAS207||Provide reception services for an animal care facility|
|ACMGAS208||Source information for animal care needs|
Animal attendant, animal carer.
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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Phone 131 601
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