Part Time Day
Course Start Date
21.6 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course.
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.
To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a Certificate II in Animal Studies course. You will need to attend approximately 9 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 20 weeks.. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 12.6 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 7.2hours 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?
This course offering is designed for people who have a general interest in animal care and the 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.
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
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.
Where a student does not have access to a workplace, they may demonstrate skills and performance evidence requirements in a simulated environment that is reflective of industry standards and activities.
The learner target groups for Certificate II in Animal Studies are:
Students in this group are wishing to enter the Animal Care industry. Some students are studying this as a pre-requisite to ACM40412 Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing. Reasonable adjustment for learners of this cohort will be addressed on an individual basis as required.
Learners in this cohort will select electives from the elective list; elective units must be relevant to job outcomes in animal studies and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 2.
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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday from 9:30am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
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.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|ACMGAS206||Provide basic first aid for animals|
|ACMSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ACMWHS201||Participate in workplace health and safety processes|
|ACMGAS203||Complete animal care hygiene routines|
|ACMGAS204||Feed and water animals|
|ACMGAS202||Participate in workplace communications|
|ACMGAS201||Work in the animal care industry|
|ACMGAS205||Assist in health care of animals|
|ACMVET202||Carry out daily practice routines|
|ACMSPE305||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMGAS208||Source information for animal care needs|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMGAS209||Provide information on companion animals, products and services|
|ACMVET203||Assist with surgery preparation|
- Pet groomer
- Animal attendant
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.
Hill Street, Lithgow
Phone 131 601
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