Certificate II in Animal Studies

cert II animal studies
Course Code
ACM20110
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Course Location
Warragul
Course Duration
Full Time: 6 months
Part Time: 1 year
Course Cost
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Downloads
Certificate II in Animal Studies (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Online
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • 2014
  • Ongoing
Enquiries
Animal Studies Deparment
Phone: (03) 51270161
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: animalstudies@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841

Course Overview

This qualification is a general pre vocational qualification aimed at entry level into the animal care and management industry and inclusion into VET in schools.
Job roles associated with this course could include working as an animal care and or shelter attendant, kennel hand, cattery attendant, pet shop assistant or dog groomer. Work placement is highly recommended with this course.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Animal Studies.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Animal care and/or shelter attendant
  • Kennel hand
  • Cattery attendant
  • Pet shop assistant
  • Dog groomer

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age
  • Interview
  • Students are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment

Assessment

Assessment for this course will include a combination of competency based assessment methods.

Opportunities For Further Study

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units
ACMOHS201A
Participate in occupational health and safety processes
ACMGAS201A
Work in the animal care industry
ACMGAS202A
Participate in workplace communications
ACMGAS203A
Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGAS204A
Feed and water animals
ACMGAS205A
Assist in health care of animals
ACMSUS201A
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units 5 Elective units are to be chosen
ACMGAS206A
Provide basic first aid for animals
ACMGAS207A
Provide reception services for an animal care facility
ACMGAS208A
Source information for animal care needs
ACMGAS209A
Provide information on companion animals, products and services
ACMGAS210A
Prepare for and conduct a tour or presentation
ACMVET201A
Carry out Veterinary nursing reception duties
ACMVET202A
Carry out daily clinic routines
ACMVET203A
Assist with surgery preparation
HLTFA301B
Apply first aid
ACMSPE304A
Provide basic care of dogs
ACMSPE305A
Provide basic care of domestic cats
ACMSPE303A
Provide basic care of common native mammals
ACMSPE310A
Provide basic care of mammals
ACMSPE312A
Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits