Course Start Date
17 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This course is superseded.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 a face to face part time day course. Attendance at Yallah on Mondays in your second semester may be required depending on your previous studies. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 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.
You are also required to complete approximately 16 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assignment preparation and 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
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
At orientation students are provided with information which details the availability of education and support services and how to access these services.
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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Tuesdays 8.30am to 4.00pm at TAFE NSW Yallah Campus, Building A, Level 1, Room AF11. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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?
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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
|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|
|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|
|ACMGAS307||Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work|
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.
138 Marshall Mount Road, Yallah
Phone 131 601
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