Part Time Day
Course Start Date
03 Feb 2020
Hours Per Week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a Part Time Day Classroom course. You will need to attend approximately 9 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 6 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8.6 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 7.2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including simulated work experience, excursions and research, work placement and assignment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
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.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
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
- Library resources
- LLN support
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
This course is currently scheduled on Thursday from 9.30am to 3.30pm. 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 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.
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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.
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|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|
|ACMGAS208||Source information for animal care needs|
|ACMGAS209||Provide information on companion animals, products and services|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMSPE305||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMVET202||Carry out daily practice routines|
|ACMVET203||Assist with surgery preparation|
Animal attendant, animal carer.
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