Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

cert III animal studies
Course Code
ACM30410
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Warragul
Course Duration
Full Time: 9 months
Course Cost
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Downloads
Certificate III in Companion Animal Services (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Online
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • 2014
  • Ongoing
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 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 Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Companion Animal Services.

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

  • Pet Shop/Aquarium Assistant
  • Kennel/Cattery Attendant
  • Assistant Trainer
  • Pet Exerciser

Entry Requirements

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

Pre-Requisites

Applicants 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 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 Times

Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units
ACMGAS203A
Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGAS301A
Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
ACMCAS301A
Work effectively in the companion animal industry
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
9 elective units are to be chosen
ACMGAS302A
Provide enrichment for animals
ACMGAS304A
Carry out simple breeding procedures
ACMGAS303A
Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
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
ACMCAS302A
Provide advise on companion animal selection and general care
ACMCAS304A
Capture, handle and transport companion animals
ACMCAS306A
Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
ACMCAS307A
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
ACMGAS207A
Provide reception services for an animal care facility
BSBINM301A
Organise workplace information
BSBFLM312B
Contribute to team effectiveness