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Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

ACM40310

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This starter certificate delivers skills essential for looking after companion animals and complying with industry standards plus a range of learning for running your own business.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services with Open Colleges

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How it works

Entry Requirements
Relevant work experience, Year 10, Certificate III or higher

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
Case Studies, Projects, Quizzes, Scenario-Based Question , Short-Answer Questions, Workplace Assessments, Written Reports
Work Placement
120 hours

Course Overview

This course could be the first step you take towards owning your own small business in Animal Care, or the official qualification that gets you your dream job working with the animals you love.

The certificate will give you key knowledge for the animal industry while coaching you in the basics in building and running your own small business.

The ACM40310 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services can be done online with Open Colleges via the OpenSpace learning portal where you can meet and connect with others doing this course.

With this course you will also complete Structured Workplace Learning which will give you real hands-on experience under the guidance of someone who is working in the industry. You’ll make contacts, learn tips, tricks and skills and work with real animals in a practical setting. You will be taught how to handle animals patiently, gently and confidently, so you are ready to hire, or ready to work in your own Animal Care business.

  • Animal Groomer
  • Pet Shop Manager
  • Specialist Pet Shop Manager
  • Pet Exerciser
  • Animal Trainer
  • Animal Shelter Supervisor

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services with Open Colleges, 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 13 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

3 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Manage compliance in the companion animal industry
    ACMCAS401A

  • Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
    ACMGAS301A

  • Maintain occupational health and safety processes
    ACMOHS401A

Elective Units

10 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Identify and respond to animal behaviour
    ACMACR403A

  • Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
    ACMCAS306A

  • Develop enrichment strategies for companion animals
    ACMCAS404A

  • Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
    ACMGAS303A

  • Provide basic care of dogs
    ACMSPE304A

  • Provide basic care of domestic cats
    ACMSPE305A

  • Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
    ACMSPE312A

  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    ACMSUS301A

  • Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
    BSBLDR401

  • Lead effective workplace relationships
    BSBLDR402

  • Develop work priorities
    BSBWOR404

  • Control inventory
    SIRXINV005A

Course Provider

Open Colleges has been delivering quality education for over 100 years. During this time, we have honed our unique learning model to become Australia’s leader in online learning. We’ve achieved this by continuously evolving our approach to meet the needs of our learners by offering flexible, accessible, affordable and supportive courses.

So far, we’ve have helped over 700,000 people gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers. All of us at Open Colleges put the student at the centre of everything we do, whether that’s helping you find the right course, designing a new course, making improvements to our online campus or giving you the support you need to reach your goals.

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2002
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50
Provider Type
Private
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