Western Sydney Institute

Certificate III in Captive Animals

ACM30310

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Richmond

Prepare for an entry level role in a zoo or wildlife park managing captive animals in a range of situations, from hygiene and nutritional care through to maintaining enclosures the animals live in.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate III in Captive Animals with Western Sydney Institute

  • $2,190*

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  • Gov. subsidised (NSW)

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Richmond

    • July 18, 2017

    • Part time (18 months)

    • In class

    In class Part time (18 months)

  • Richmond

    • July 18, 2017

    • Part time (18 weeks)

    • Online

    Online Part time (18 weeks)

  • $7,230*

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  • Full price

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Richmond

    • July 18, 2017

    • Part time (18 weeks)

    • Online

    Online Part time (18 weeks)

  • Richmond

    • July 18, 2017

    • Part time (18 months)

    • In class

    In class Part time (18 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
Certificate II or higher, Computer and internet access

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
20 hours per week

Course Overview

This course is for people wanting to operate at a pre-trade level undertaking captive animal functions in a captive animal facility such as a zoo or wildlife park.

It is also suitable for those already employed in the care and husbandry of captive animals. Job roles include trainee keeper, assistant keeper, animal care attendant and wildlife carer.

Whilst undertaking this course you will learn about the daily care of a large variety of animals. You will learn about feeding, maintaining hygiene, maintaining enclosures and exhibits, and having direct animal contact, observing animals and ensuring their safety. It is essential that whilst undertaking this course you have access to a captive animal workplace through either paid employment or significant periods of work placement or work experience.

By completing this course you will be able to prepare and present information to the public; assist with collection management; prepare and maintain housing; plan and provide nutritional diets; monitor and maintain animal health and well being; capture, restrain and assist in moving animals; monitor animal reproduction; and provide enrichment for animals.

  • Assistant Keeper

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate III in Captive Animals 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 16 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

There are no Core Units for this qualification.

Elective Units

16 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Work within a captive animal facility
    ACMCAN301A

  • Prepare and present information to the public
    ACMCAN302A

  • Support collection management
    ACMCAN303A

  • Prepare and maintain animal housing
    ACMCAN304A

  • Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals
    ACMCAN305A

  • Monitor animal reproduction
    ACMCAN306A

  • Rehabilitate native wildlife
    ACMCAN307A

  • Release native animals to natural environment
    ACMCAN308A

  • Develop institutional husbandry guidelines
    ACMCAN309A

  • Assist with exhibit design and renovation planning
    ACMCAN310A

  • Care for young animals
    ACMCAN311A

  • Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
    ACMGAS301A

  • Provide enrichment for animals
    ACMGAS302A

  • Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
    ACMGAS303A

  • Assist with conditioning animals
    ACMGAS306A

  • Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
    ACMOHS301A

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    ACMSUS201A

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
798
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

No Restrictions