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Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

ACM30410

Wangaratta, Werribee

Learn to care for companion animals effectively in a range of settings, from animal shelters to pet shops. Build a skillset that spans animal selection through to animal behaviour.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate III in Companion Animal Services with gotafe

  • $2,328*

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  • Gov. subsidised (VIC)

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Wangaratta

    • January 1, 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

  • Werribee

    • January 1, 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

  • $4,921*

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  • Full price

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Wangaratta

    • January 1, 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

  • Werribee

    • January 1, 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

*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
Relevant work experience

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
Written tasks, Online tests, Workplace assessment, Supervisor reports

Course Overview

Get qualified and show your customers and work colleagues you meet the professional standards of the companion animal industry.

Open to companion animal industry employees, school-based apprentices and Australian trainees, you will learn the “how and why” of animal and customer care, building skills in all aspects of your job through a combination of online learning, workplace training, and non-compulsory workshop classes.

  • Animal Attendant
  • Aquarium Assistant
  • Pet Shop Worker
  • Animal Attendant (Veterinary Clinic)
  • Animal Attendant (Animal Shelter)
  • Assistant Animal Groomer
  • Pet Exerciser

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate III in Companion Animal Services 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 15 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

6 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Work effectively in the companion animal industry
    ACMCAS301A

  • Complete animal care hygiene routines
    ACMGAS203A

  • Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
    ACMGAS301A

  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work
    ACMINF301A

  • Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
    ACMOHS301A

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    ACMSUS201A

Elective Units

9 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Identify and respond to animal behaviour
    ACMACR403A

  • Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care
    ACMCAS302A

  • Capture, handle and transport companion animals
    ACMCAS304A

  • Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
    ACMCAS307A

  • Provide basic first aid for animals
    ACMGAS206A

  • Source information for animal care needs
    ACMGAS208A

  • Provide information on companion animals, products and services
    ACMGAS209A

  • Provide enrichment for animals
    ACMGAS302A

  • Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
    ACMGAS303A

  • Carry out simple breeding procedures
    ACMGAS304A

  • Provide basic care of birds
    ACMSPE302A

  • Provide basic care of dogs
    ACMSPE304A

  • Provide basic care of domestic cats
    ACMSPE305A

  • Provide basic care of mammals
    ACMSPE310A

  • Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
    ACMSPE312A

  • Carry out veterinary nursing reception duties
    ACMVET201A

  • Carry out daily clinic routines
    ACMVET202A

  • Assist with surgery preparation
    ACMVET203A

  • Coordinate patient admission and discharge
    ACMVET401A

  • Communicate in the workplace
    BSBCMM201

  • Produce simple word processed documents
    BSBITU201

  • Develop product knowledge
    BSBPRO401

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
304
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

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