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- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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.
Date: Wednesday 22 January 2020
Time: 9.00am till 12.00pm
Location: Yallah Campus, Building A, Level 1, Room AF11
This is a Flexible blended delivery course with structured timetabled workshops on select Mondays and Adobe online sessions on select Thursdays. Students work at own pace using Moodle and other online resources. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, 1 day per week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 11 hours of other study per week. This is a blended delivery course with structured timetabled workshops on select Mondays and Adobe using Moodle and other online resources. There are opportunities for students to attend workshops at the Yallah campus, this will be confirmed with individual time tables.
You are also required to complete approximately 16 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including a minimum of 8 hours of work experience (paid or voluntary) in the Animal Care industry. This will need to be confirmed prior to acceptance into the course.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Students that are interested in employment in the Animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as animal shelters, kennels, catteries, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics.
New Entrants to industry, existing workers wishing to receive a base qualification, school leavers and people returning to work
Alongside your course work you are required to complete a minimum of 8 hours per week of work experience (paid or voluntary) within the animal care industry. Practical skills are a key component to this course. Timetabled classes and workshops at our purpose built animal care facility at Yallah Campus - just down the road from Wollongong - can support students in practising skills but do not replace the requirement for work experience in an appropriate animal care facility. Students who are intending to progress to a Veterinary Nursing course will need some access to a Veterinary Hospital for the skills component of some units.
This course contains units focused specifically on Veterinary Nursing providing you with the skills and knowledge needed when starting off your career as a Veterinary Nurse and it will give you credits towards your Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse Certificate.
Potential careers from this course can include Animal care attendant in a Cattery, Boarding Kennel facility, Pet store or Shelters, Animal Rescue Assistant, Zoo and wildlife parks plus Veterinary Hospitals.
This is a Certificate III level course. Skills to study effectively include the ability to work on projects and or in a team, research information, follow instructions and communicate effectively.
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
Attendance is Flexible blended delivery with structured workshops at TAFE NSW Yallah campus on select Mondays and Adobe online sessions on select Thursdays.
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
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.
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|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|
|ACMGAS205||Assist in health care of animals|
|ACMVET203||Assist with surgery preparation|
|ACMVET201||Assist with veterinary nursing reception duties|
|ACMVET202||Carry out daily practice routines|
|ACMGAS204||Feed and water animals|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMSPE312||Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits|
|ACMGAS206||Provide basic first aid for animals|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMGAS207||Provide reception services for an animal care facility|
|ACMGAS201||Work in the animal care industry|
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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