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Certificate II in Animal Studies

ACM20110

Wangaratta

This certificate is an entry point for the animal care industry from pet shops through to animal hospitals. It also provides a taste of life working in a veterinary career, which would require more study.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate II in Animal Studies with gotafe

  • $1,680*

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  • Gov. subsidised (VIC)

    Additional fees may apply

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    • Duration
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  • Wangaratta

    • January 1, 2017

    • Full time (12 months)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months)

  • $3,528*

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  • Full price

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Wangaratta

    • January 1, 2017

    • Full time (12 months)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months)

*Verified June 16, 2017. Prices and fees are advertised by the provider and may be estimates only. Prices and fees can vary or change. Please check with the provider before enrolling. To learn more, read our editorial policy.

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How it works

Entry Requirements
None
Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Coursework, assessment
Work Placement
Yes

Course Overview

This course is perfect if you are wanting to learn about working with animals whilst you are still at school.

This online course is designed for inclusion in a VET in Schools Program, to contribute towards VCE/VCAL programs and a 10% contribution towards ATAR. It can also be undertaken as a School-based Apprentice-Traineeship.

This qualification is a general prevocational qualification aimed for inclusion in a VET in Schools program or as an entry point into the animal care and management industry. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification you should seek to gain a period of work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace.

Practical Placement is required for successful completion of this course; the placement must be organised through the secondary school's Structured Workplace Learning. Work placement can be undertaken at one or more places, including a veterinary clinic, animal welfare shelter or pound, pet shop, boarding kennel, fauna park or zoo. Schools and students are encouraged to find placement in their local area.

  • Animal Attendant
  • Animal Attendant (Veterinary Clinic)
  • Animal Attendant (Animal Shelter)
  • Assistant Animal Groomer

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate II in Animal Studies with gotafe, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 12 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

There are no Core Units for this qualification.

Elective Units

12 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Capture, handle and transport companion animals
    ACMCAS304A

  • Work in the animal care industry
    ACMGAS201A

  • Participate in workplace communications
    ACMGAS202A

  • Complete animal care hygiene routines
    ACMGAS203A

  • Feed and water animals
    ACMGAS204A

  • Assist in health care of animals
    ACMGAS205A

  • Provide basic first aid for animals
    ACMGAS206A

  • Provide information on companion animals, products and services
    ACMGAS209A

  • Rescue animals and apply basic first aid
    ACMGAS305A

  • Participate in occupational health and safety processes
    ACMOHS201A

  • Provide basic care of dogs
    ACMSPE304A

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    ACMSUS201A

Course Provider

GOTAFE offers real world learning experiences, flexible hands-on training and a wide range of accredited courses across regional Victoria.

The largest tertiary education provider in Northern Victoria, they offer over 250 courses to almost 20,000 enrolled students.

The strength of GOTAFE lies in their experienced, skilled and innovative staff who provide training and skills development to students, industry clients and the wider community through innovative, customised and quality assured training programs.

Registered
1996
Courses
291
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

No Restrictions