Course Start Date
25 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally recognised Certificate III in Animal Studies turns your love of animals into a vibrant career, as you work towards an assistant or sole business owner in the animal services industry. Provide world-class care, and collaborate with like-minded peers to nurture and care for animals.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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 attributes to help you get ahead:
- Collaboration skills
- A passion for animal care and welfare
- The ability to work in high pressure situations
- A calm demeanour
- A reasonable level of fitness to safely handle animals and manual lifting
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Animal care receptionist
- Animal carer
- Animal control and regulation assistant
- Pet shop assistant
- Animal attendant
- Animal welfare officer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with 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This course is superseded.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 an online course. You will need to complete approximately 12 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 1 year.
You can increase the hours of online study per week, to complete the course sooner.
You may also be required to complete approximately 13 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:
- are self-directed learners
- have good computer skills
- have completed a Certificate II in Animal Studies
The course provides a good pathway to Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, ACM40418. If you do not hold any animal qualifications, have not studied online or at a Certificate III level or higher previously, you are advised to enrol in the Certificate II in Animals Studies, ACM20117, instead.
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
There is a new version of this course (ACM30121 Certificate III in Animal Services) coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
Additional learning and study tools available for this course, include:
- an Education Support Officer (ESO) offers 1 on 1 assistance by phone, online, or Email, to assist you to understand the learning materials, 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)
|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|
|ACMGAS207||Provide reception services for an animal care facility|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMGAS307||Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work|
|ACMGAS308||Communicate effectively with clients and team members|
|ACMSPE301||Provide basic care of amphibians|
|ACMSPE302||Provide basic care of birds|
|ACMSPE303||Provide basic care of common native mammals|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMSPE305||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMSPE307||Provide basic care of freshwater fish|
|ACMVET202||Carry out daily practice routines|
|SIRRINV001||Receive and handle retail stock|
|SIRRMER001||Produce visual merchandise displays|
|SIRXSLS002||Follow point-of-sale procedures|
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.Apply Now
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