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Certificate III in Captive Animals

  • National Course Code: ACM30317
  • TAFE NSW code: ACM30317-01V01-20BKS-110

Location – Bankstown

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

04 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week

8

Duration

1 Year

  • 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 pre-trade level and undertaking animal care functions in a captive animal facility or institution.

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

It is assumed that you have literacy and numeracy skills at Cert II level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

  • completed the Certificate II Animal Studies.

    To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • a good level of physical fitness to perform the job role required as industry needs. Animal handling, physical strength and mobility are required for WHS reasons.

  • Learners are required to complete 300 hours of work placement in a Captive Animal facility during the duration of the course. This can be achieved through paid or volunteer work.

  • Learners must have prearranged Animal care work placement / work experience for the practical skills components and to gain entry into the qualification.

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.

Date: Wednesday 20th of November 2019
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: TAFE NSW Bankstown, Building E, Level 4, Room E.4.05

Or

Date: Tuesday 10th of December 2019
Time:1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: TAFE NSW Bankstown, Building E, Level 4, Room E.4.05

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part-time day, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for one year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 17 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-directed study and assessment preparation such as pre reading, online research, assignment preparation / completion and exam study preparation.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are wanting to work in captive animal / zoo facilities. The Certificate II in Animal Studies is a local entry requirement which will ensure all learners have a foundation of animal care industry.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT


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

  • Every effort is made by TAFE NSW staff to ensure a successful outcome for enrolled learners.
  • TAFE NSW offers a free tutorial support service to all TAFE NSW learners and further support services include: 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 Tuesdays 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

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

The following additional charges may apply to this course:



  • Captive Animals pack - PPE kit, bandaging, first aid materials, animal conditioning materials $100


READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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 Materials Charge - $100.00

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 13 7974.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
ACMCAN311 Care for young animals
ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
ACMGAS302 Provide enrichment for animals
ACMGAS303 Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
ACMCAN301 Work within a captive animal facility
ACMCAN302 Prepare and present information to the public
ACMCAN304 Prepare and maintain animal housing
ACMCAN305 Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals
ACMCAN306 Monitor animal reproduction
Elective Units
Number Title
ACMCAN303 Support collection management
ACMCAN309 Develop institutional husbandry guidelines
ACMGAS306 Assist with conditioning animals
ACMSPE307 Provide basic care of freshwater fish
ACMSPE309 Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates
ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

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

Trainee keeper
Pre-trade keeper
Assistant keeper
Animal care attendant
Wildlife animal carer

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Course Location

Bankstown
500 Chapel Road, Bankstown
Phone 131 601

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