Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Building
- 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.
- Study Modes
- On Campus; Online
- Starting Date
Animal Studies Deparment
Phone: (03) 5127 0161
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841
Course OverviewThis qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation.
Gain the practical skills to perform a range of tasks such as, monitor and maintain health of companion animals, capture, handle and transport companion animals, maintain aquascapes and aquatic animals and provide enrichment for companion animals.
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 Companion Animal Services.
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- Pet Shop/Aquarium Assistant
- Kennel/Cattery Attendant
- Assistant Trainer
- Pet Exerciser
- Students must be at least 16 years of age
- Students are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment
Pre-RequisitesApplicants must be employed in the companion animal field or be willing to undertake work experience in this field to enrol in this course.
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|
||Complete animal care hygiene routines
||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
||Work effectively in the companion animal industry
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work
||Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
||9 elective units are to be chosen|
||Provide enrichment for animals
||Carry out simple breeding procedures
||Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
||Provide basic care of dogs
||Provide basic care of domestic cats
||Provide basic care of common native mammals
||Provide basic care of mammals
||Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
||Provide advise on companion animal selection and general care
||Capture, handle and transport companion animals
||Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
||Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
||Provide reception services for an animal care facility
||Organise workplace information
||Contribute to team effectiveness