Certificate III in Animal Studies
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Building
- Unit Code
- Course Location
- 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.
- Cert III Animal Studies (pdf)
- Study Modes
- On Campus; Online
- Starting Date
- August 2013
Animal Studies Deparment
Phone: (03) 5127 0161
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841
Course OverviewThis 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 RecognitionUpon 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.
- Animal care receptionist
- Animal control and regulation assistant
- Animal shelter assistant
- Assistant animal welfare officer
- Students must be at least 16 years of age
- Students are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment
How To ApplyDirect to Institute
AssessmentAssessment for this course will include a combination of competency based assessment methods
Opportunities For Further Study
Can prospective students enrol in individual units?No.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
||Participate in workplace communications
||Complete animal care hygiene routines
||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
||Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work
||Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
||A full list of elective units is available upon enquiry|
||Care for young animals
||Provide reception services for an animal care facility
|ACMGAS302A||Provide enrichment for animals
||Carry out simple breeding procedures
||Apply first aid
||Provide basic care of dogs
||Provide basic care of common native mammals
||Provide basic care of mammals
||Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
||Organise workplace information
||Contribute to team effectiveness