Course Start Date
42.7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Animal Studies will turn your love of animals into a vibrant career, as you work towards being an assistant or sole business owner in the animal care industry. Provide world-class care, and collaborate with likeminded peers to nurture and care for animals.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:
- Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
- Maintain hygiene and infection control
- Provide basic care to a range of companion animal species
- Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
- Meet animal nutrition requirements
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal qualities that will help you get ahead:
- Collaboration skills
- A passion for animal care and welfare
- The ability to work in high pressure situations
- A calm nature
- 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 III level
- Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business
- Animal care receptionist
- Animal carer
- Animal control and regulation assistant
- Pet shop assistant
- Animal attendant
- Animal welfare officer
Demand for animal care workers is booming with growth driven by consumer expectations on how their furry companions should be cared for. These expectations are increasing demand for qualified, experienced workers. More than 85% of sector graduates secure employment after completing their training and this course equips you with the diverse skills you need to be ahead of the pack.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a full time course. You will need to attend approximately 21.6 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 21.1 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 22.2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self directed study & assessment.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are wishing to gain employment in the Animal Care Industry
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 and Friday from 9.30 am to 4.00pm. 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?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Learners are required to be work ready, scrub top, long pants and appropriate footware. Scrub tops can be purchased at TAFE or students can aquire their own.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
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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 RecognitionIncidental Cost
- Student Association - $20.00
|ACMGAS203||Complete animal care hygiene routines|
|ACMINF301||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work|
|ACMWHS301||Contribute to workplace health and safety processes|
|ACMGAS301||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing|
|ACMSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ACMGAS202||Participate in workplace communications|
|ACMGAS303||Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals|
|ACMVET201||Assist with veterinary nursing reception duties|
|ACMVET203||Assist with surgery preparation|
|ACMVET202||Carry out daily practice routines|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
Animal care receptionist and support officer
Animal control and regulation assistant
Animal health officer on indigenous communities
Animal shelter assistant
Assistant animal welfare officer
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.
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Phone 131 601
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