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Offering Info

Certificate III in Animal Studies

  • National Course Code: ACM30117
  • TAFE NSW code: ACM30117-01V01-20BKS-115

Location – Bankstown

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

06 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week

8

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in an animal care workplace.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, an individual unit of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

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 SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session/Infofest session.

Date: Wednesday, 20th November 2019

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: TAFE NSW Bankstown in Building E, Level 4, Room E405

Or

Date: Tuesday, 10th of December 2019

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: TAFE NSW Bankstown in Building E, Level 4, Room E405


STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part-time, face to face delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 19 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-directed study and assessment preparation such as case study preparation, exam study preparation and specified pre-reading for class.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • would like to continue their studies and work in general animal care workplaces such as kennels, catteries, welfare and grooming facilities.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Studiosity; online access to a real life tutor, easy computing online short courses and library resources.

    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 9:00am to 5:00pm. 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?

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. An initial payment of $80 is required to confirm your enrolment into this course. If you do not wish to continue with your enrolment, you must formally advise Customer Service of your withdrawal. If you do not withdraw prior to the commencement date of the course, this initial payment is non-refundable. Please contact us on 13 79 74 for further information.

Please click on the Smart and Skilled link http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/prices_fees.html to work out what you will pay for this course based on your personal circumstances. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a fee discount or fee exemption.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

There is an Equipment charge for this course. The following additional charges may apply to this course:



  • Equipment: $50.00 - Learning kit - Animal handling opportunities, bandaging materials, disposables


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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
  • Course Related Equipment Charge - $50.00

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 13 79 74.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
ACMGAS202 Participate in workplace communications
ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
ACMGAS303 Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
Elective Units
Number Title
ACMGAS302 Provide enrichment for animals
ACMGAS307 Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work
ACMSPE304 Provide basic care of domestic dogs
ACMSPE305 Provide basic care of domestic cats
ACMSPE312 Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Animal care receptionist and support officer
Animal control and regulation assistant
Animal health officer on indigenous communities
Animal shelter assistant
Assistant animal welfare officer

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Course Location

Bankstown
500 Chapel Road, Bankstown
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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