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Certificate II in Animal Studies

ACM20110

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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 TAFE Now

  • $1,120*

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  • Gov. subsidised (NSW)

    Additional fees may apply

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    • Anytime

    • Self paced (12 months)

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  • $2,500*

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    • Self paced (12 months)

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How it works

Entry Requirements
Relevant work experience, Year 10

One, some or all of these entry requirements must be met. Check with the provider before enrolling.

Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Coursework, assessment
Work Placement
208 hours

Course Overview

This course is for people wanting to explore careers working with animals. It is an entry level course to prepare you for jobs such as an animal care attendant in a kennel, a cattery, animal rescue shelter or pet shop.

On completion, not only will you have gained specific animal care and handling skills, but you will have improved your ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and colleagues about individual animal’s requirements.

If you find this course sparks higher-level career aspirations, the TAFEnow course Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing will allow you to progress to become a Vet Nurse. Other pathways include higher level qualifications which can lead to occupations like zookeeper, professional dog trainer, veterinary sales representative or animal lab technician.

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

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate II in Animal Studies with TAFE Now, 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.

  • 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 reception services for an animal care facility
    ACMGAS207A

  • Source information for animal care needs
    ACMGAS208A

  • Provide information on companion animals, products and services
    ACMGAS209A

  • Prepare for and conduct a tour or presentation
    ACMGAS210A

  • Participate in occupational health and safety processes
    ACMOHS201A

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    ACMSUS201A

  • Carry out veterinary nursing reception duties
    ACMVET201A

  • Carry out daily clinic routines
    ACMVET202A

  • Assist with surgery preparation
    ACMVET203A

Course Provider

TAFE Now has 16 campuses and 2500 staff. North Coast TAFE, having been shaped by the communities it has served since 1928, created TAFEnow in 2012 to enable students to study whenever and wherever. While our home is a 700 kilometre stretch of hinterland from Great Lakes in the south, to Kingscliff (near the Queensland border) in the north we are fast building a solid reputation, nationally and globally, for our online and flexible delivery options.

Registered
1999
Courses
780
Provider Type
Government
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