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Certificate II in Animal Studies

  • National Course Code: ACM20117
  • TAFE NSW code: ACM20117-01V01-20RMD-101

Location – Richmond

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

03 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week

20

Duration

18 Weeks

  • 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.

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to the needs of local students and specific cohorts (like apprentices, fast-tracked students and online students). This means you will also need to meet any entry requirements listed below.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have: - Work placement arranged prior to enrolment into the CII Animal Studies Qualification. Workplacement for the Companion Animals Career path can be any industry workplace. Evidence must be provided before enrolment - evidence can be an email or letter.

To successfully complete this course, you will need: - To attend weekly classes, have industry work placement. Complete all required assessment events. Be phyisically fit to be able to handle and restain animals.

Work Placement is a requirementof this course. You will need to complete: - 150 hours in a Animal industry workplace - log book provided during orientation session first day of class.

Progress through the course is monitored against your training plan so that any issues are identified and rectified in a timely manner.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

INFORMATION SESSION

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session on,
Tuesday 10 December 2019, at 1 pm or 4pm
Thursday 12 December 2019, at 1 pm or 4pm
Tuesday 21 January 2020, at 1 pm or 4pm
Thursday 23 January 2020, at 1 pm or 4pm
Buidling J, Cumberland Room
TAFE NSW Richmond
Cnr Blacktown Road and Campus Drive
Richmond

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time Day course. You will need to attend approximately 13 hours of class a week, over 2 days per week, for 18 weeks. The timetable is subject to change and will be confirmed by your teacher on your first day.
Classes are currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

You can also expect approximately 16.3 hours of additional study each week including, workplacement in industry workplace of 1 day per week or 150 hours concurrently.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who: - Are interested in pursuing a career with Animals! This course is streamed toward a Companion Animals career path and offers 3 specifc Companion animal electives. However 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.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

Plus, as a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to additional learning and study tools:
  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

    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 Monday and Wednesday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. plus 1 day per week (8 hours) workplacement in industry workplace.

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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to proved the following resources for yourself: Learners are required to be work ready; scrub tops, long pants and appropriate footwear must be worn. Scrubs tops can be purchased at TAFE or learners can aquire themselves.


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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

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

APPLY NOW:
Applying 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. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

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
ACMGAS209 Provide information on companion animals, products and services
ACMGAS208 Source information for animal care needs
ACMSPE304 Provide basic care of domestic dogs
ACMSPE305 Provide basic care of domestic cats

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

Richmond
Cnr Blacktown & Campus Drive, Richmond
Phone 131 601

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