Certificate III in Animal Studies

cert III animal studies
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Unit Code
ACM30110
Course Location
Warragul
Course Duration
Full Time: 9 months
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Downloads
Cert III Animal Studies (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Online
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • 2014
  • Ongoing
Part Time:
  • August 2013
Enquiries
Animal Studies Deparment
Phone: (03) 5127 0161
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: animalstudies@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841

Course Overview

This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in an animal care workplace.

Numerous rewarding careers in animal care await, such as in a pet shop, breeding and boarding facility, council or animal welfare organisation.

It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner should have access to a companion animal workplace through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III 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 receptionist
  • Animal control and regulation assistant
  • Animal shelter assistant
  • Assistant animal welfare officer

Entry Requirements

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

How To Apply

Direct to Institute

Assessment

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

Opportunities For Further Study

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?

No.

Course Structure

  
Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units
ACMGAS202A
Participate in workplace communications
ACMGAS203A
Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGAS301A
Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
ACMGAS303A
Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
ACMSUS201A
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ACMINF301A
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work
ACMOHS301A
Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
Elective Units
A full list of elective units is available upon enquiry
ACMCAN311A
Care for young animals
ACMGAS207A
Provide reception services for an animal care facility
ACMGAS302A Provide enrichment for animals  
ACMGAS304A
Carry out simple breeding procedures
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
BSBINM301A
Organise workplace information
BSBFLM312B
Contribute to team effectiveness