Course Start Date
12 Jul 2021
24 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Companion Animal Services gives you the skills and knowledge to turn your love for pets, great and small, into a fun and rewarding career. Graduate with confidence as you work in animal shelters, boarding kennels and pet stores.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Provide basic care to companion animals
- Monitor and maintain animal health
- Maintain good animal welfare
- Practice hygiene and infection control
- Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
- Respond to the needs of pet owners
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- An interest in animal welfare
- A calm and empathetic nature
- The ability to follow directions
- Good teamwork skills and the ability to work independently
- Great communication abilities
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- Skills and knowledge to start your own business
- Animal attendant
- Assistant animal groomer
- Pet shop worker
- Pet sitting and dog-walking business
This course is superseded.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.
Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a full time course. You will need to attend approximately 12 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 12 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including revision and assessment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- have a desire to gain employment as an animal attendant, working in a companion animal facility.
- have already completed ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies or equivalent.
This is a high demand course therefore an application process is required.
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
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 Thursday and Friday, from 9.00am to 3.30pm. 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?
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)
|ACMCAS301||Work effectively in the companion animal industry|
|ACMGAS203||Complete animal care hygiene routines|
|ACMGAS301||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing|
|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|
|ACMCAS302||Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care|
|ACMCAS304||Capture, handle and transport companion animals|
|ACMCAS307||Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMGAS303||Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals|
|ACMGAS308||Communicate effectively with clients and team members|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMSPE305||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMSPE312||Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits|
pet shop/aquarium assistant
assistant dog trainer
assistant grooming attendant
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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