Course Start Date
17 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.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a online course. You will need to complete approximately 11 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 48 weeks.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.
You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including work placement, private study, research and gathering evidence for assessment tasks.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- have no industry experience, may not have not studied online before or completed previous qualifications
This is a general entry level course, which will provide you with entry level skills to either proceed into a higher level course, or look for employment, or volunteer work in various sectors of the animal care industry such as:
- animal shelters
- kennels & catteries
- pet shops or other facilities with animals
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- your course Education Support Officer (ESO) offers one on one assistance by phone, online or by Email, to assist you to understand the learning materials and to navigate the course and assessment requirements as required.
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
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
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?
You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 601.
For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information
Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.
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.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)
|ACMGAS201||Work in the animal care industry|
|ACMWHS201||Participate in workplace health and safety processes|
|ACMGAS202||Participate in workplace communications|
|ACMGAS204||Feed and water animals|
|ACMGAS203||Complete animal care hygiene routines|
|ACMSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ACMGAS205||Assist in health care of animals|
|ACMGAS206||Provide basic first aid for animals|
|ACMGAS209||Provide information on companion animals, products and services|
|ACMSPE302||Provide basic care of birds|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMSPE305||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMSPE307||Provide basic care of freshwater fish|
|ACMGAS207||Provide reception services for an animal care facility|
|ACMINF301||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work|
|ACMGAS208||Source information for animal care needs|
- 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.Apply Now
OTEN (Open Training Education Network)
51 Wentworth Rd, Strathfield
Phone 131 601
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