Course Start Date
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.
This is a blended flexible day course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 12 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 16 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.
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
Your first class will start Monday 3 February 2020. This course is delivered Flexibly through TAFE NSW Yallah Campus with workshops monthly and ADOBE sessions Thursday mornings in Block A, floor 1, room AF11.
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?
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
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.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
Find out more about Applying and Enrolling
|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|
|ACMGAS208||Source information for animal care needs|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMSPE312||Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits|
|ACMGAS209||Provide information on companion animals, products and services|
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.Apply Now
138 Marshall Mount Road, Yallah
Phone 131 601
Download Course Brochure
Enter your details to make an enquiry and receive the course brochure