The Gordon

Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

ACM30410

Geelong

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 The Gordon

  • $1,518*

    + $725 fees

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  • Gov. subsidised (VIC)

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Geelong

    • TBA

    • Full time (12 months)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months)

  • $8,118*

    + $725 fees

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  • Full price

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Geelong

    • TBA

    • Full time (12 months)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 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
Year 10, Language literacy and numeracy, Relevant employment, Information session

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
Hands-on projects, Written assignments

Course Overview

Would you like to work in the animal service sector, working with a variety of animals including cats, dogs, birds, aquatic species, and mammals?

This course will equip you with comprehensive animal care skills and knowledge to work across a range of environments.

You’ll learn a range of skills for the daily care of a variety of animals including feeding, maintaining hygiene, maintaining housing, grooming, observing animals and ensuring their safety. You will learn how to communicate with the public by providing product and service information.

  • 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 The Gordon, 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

  • Provide advice on selection and care of aquatic animals
    ACMCAS303A

  • Capture, handle and transport companion animals
    ACMCAS304A

  • Provide training advice to companion animal owners
    ACMCAS409A

  • Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
    ACMGAS303A

  • Rescue animals and apply basic first aid
    ACMGAS305A

  • Provide basic care of birds
    ACMSPE302A

  • Provide basic care of mammals
    ACMSPE310A

Course Provider

The Gordon is an icon in Geelong and has solid strategies, priorities and directions to continue its proud tradition and history of great success. In 2010 The Gordon was awarded the Large Training Provider of the Year at the Victorian Training Awards.

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1996
Courses
278
Provider Type
Government
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