Hunter TAFE

Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

ACM30410

Gosford, Kurri Kurri

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 Hunter TAFE

  • TBA*

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  • Gov. subsidised (NSW)

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Gosford

    • February 1, 2017

    • Part time (30 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Part time (30 weeks)

  • Kurri Kurri

    • February 2, 2017

    • Part time (30 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Part time (30 weeks)

  • $2,190*

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  • Full price

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Gosford

    • February 1, 2017

    • Part time (30 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Part time (30 weeks)

  • Kurri Kurri

    • February 2, 2017

    • Part time (30 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Part time (30 weeks)

*Verified January 22, 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

By completing this qualification successfully you’ll acquire skills and knowledge that prepare you for employment in one of the roles listed below.
  • 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 Hunter TAFE, 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.

  • Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care
    ACMCAS302A

  • Capture, handle and transport companion animals
    ACMCAS304A

  • Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
    ACMCAS306A

  • Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
    ACMCAS307A

  • Participate in workplace communications
    ACMGAS202A

  • Provide reception services for an animal care facility
    ACMGAS207A

  • 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 rodents and rabbits
    ACMSPE312A

Course Provider

Hunter TAFE is one of the largest and oldest TAFE institutes in NSW. It's one of 10 large institutes that provide TAFE coverage across NSW, and offers vocational training and higher education to Australian and international students from 15 campuses throughout the Hunter.

It also provides a range of student services including careers, counselling, pathways and disability services. It also offers onsite accommodation at the Kurri Kurri and Muswellbrook campuses.

Campus locations include Belmont, Cessnock, Glendale, Gosford, Hamilton, Newcastle, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Ourimbah, Scone, Singleton, Tomaree and Wyong.

Registered
1998
Courses
555
Provider Type
Government
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