Western Sydney Institute

Certificate II in Animal Studies

ACM20110

Richmond

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 Western Sydney Institute

  • $1,120*

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  • Gov. subsidised (NSW)

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Richmond

    • July 17, 2017

    • Part time (36 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Part time (36 weeks)

  • Richmond

    • July 18, 2017

    • Full time (18 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Full time (18 weeks)

  • Richmond

    • July 19, 2017

    • Full time (18 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Full time (18 weeks)

  • $3,740*

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  • Full price

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Richmond

    • July 17, 2017

    • Part time (36 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Part time (36 weeks)

  • Richmond

    • July 18, 2017

    • Full time (18 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Full time (18 weeks)

  • Richmond

    • July 19, 2017

    • Full time (18 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Full time (18 weeks)

*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
Check with Provider

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

Course Overview

This course is for people wanting to gain experience in working with animals. It 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.

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

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate II in Animal Studies with Western 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

  • Provide information on companion animals, products and services
    ACMGAS209A

  • Prepare for and conduct a tour or presentation
    ACMGAS210A

  • Provide enrichment for animals
    ACMGAS302A

  • Participate in occupational health and safety processes
    ACMOHS201A

  • Provide basic care of dogs
    ACMSPE304A

  • Provide basic care of domestic cats
    ACMSPE305A

  • Provide basic care of mammals
    ACMSPE310A

  • 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 Western Sydney is a vocational education and training provider dedicated to shaping the futures of individuals, community and industry in Western Sydney and further.

TAFE Western Sydney is also a leading provider of distance education through its specialist distance and online learning brand, OTEN (the Open Training and Education Network). OTEN’s training provides a high level of individual support, flexibility as well as advanced technologies which allow students to study at their own pace.

Registered
1999
Courses
647
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

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