TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute

Certificate II in Animal Studies

ACM20110

Ultimo

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 NSW - Sydney Institute

  • $1,120*

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  • Gov. subsidised (NSW)

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Ultimo

    • February 25, 2017

    • Part time (12 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Part time (12 weeks)

  • Ultimo

    • February 27, 2017

    • Part time (12 months)

    • In class

    In class Part time (12 months)

  • $3,740*

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  • Full price

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Ultimo

    • February 25, 2017

    • Part time (12 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Part time (12 weeks)

  • Ultimo

    • February 27, 2017

    • Part time (12 months)

    • In class

    In class Part time (12 months)

*Verified February 10, 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

Course Overview

This course is an entry point into the animal care industry and prepares you for job roles such as an animal attendant in a kennel, cattery, animal shelter or pet shop.

The course enables you to develop skills and knowledge required for the care and maintenance of animals in a variety of workplaces. You will learn about the animal care industry and careers available in its many sectors.

Whilst undertaking this course it is highly recommended that you seek to gain a period of work experience in an animal care workplace. This will allow you to practise what you have learnt and experience what it is like to work with others in an animal care facility.

By completing the course, you will be able to catch and handle a range of animals, feed and water animals, complete animal care hygiene routines, assist in the health care of animals and communicate effectively with supervisors and colleagues.

Pathways from this course include higher level qualifications in animal studies animal technology, captive animals, companion animal services and veterinary nursing.

  • 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 NSW - Sydney Institute, 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

  • Source information for animal care needs
    ACMGAS208A

  • 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

NSW TAFE College with campuses in Enmore, Eora, Petersham, Randwick, St George, Sutherland - Gymea and Ultimo.

Registered
1999
Courses
619
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

No Restrictions