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ACM20121 - Certificate II in Animal Care

Is the animal kingdom your preferred habitat? The Certificate II in Animal Care is an ideal entry point into the animal care and management industry.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

DURATION

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

AVAILABILITY

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

12 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Students completing ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care can enter the workforce in a supervised role as a Kennel Hand, Pet Shop Assistant, Animal Attendant or similar role

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for entry level and support roles in the animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as animal shelters, boarding/day care facilities, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics. The work activities are routine, performed under supervision and within clearly defined guidelines.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Duration:

12 months (Commence March 2022 - Complete by March 2023 / Commence July 2022 - Complete by July 2023)

Cluster One - Introduction to the Animal Care Work Environment
BSBCMM211Apply communication skills
ACMWHS201Participate in workplace health and safety processes
ACMGEN201Work in the animal care industry
Cluster Two - Introduction to Animal Husbandry
ACMGEN202Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGEN203Feed and water animals
ACMGEN204Assist in health care of animals
Cluster Three - Introduction to Sustainability and Customer Experience
ACMSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ACMGEN205Source and provide information for animal care needs
BSBOPS203Deliver a service to customers
Cluster Four - Intermediate Animal Knowledge and First Aid
ACMGEN309Provide basic animal first aid
ACMGEN314Identify Animal Anatomy and Physiology for Animal Care Work
ACMSPE317Provide general care of domestic cats
ACMSPE316Provide general care of domestic dogs
ACMSPE320Provide general care of mammals

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

12 months (Commence March 2022 - Complete by March 2023 / Commence July 2022 - Complete by July 2023)

Cluster One - Introduction to the Animal Care Work Environment
BSBCMM211Apply communication skills
ACMWHS201Participate in workplace health and safety processes
ACMGEN201Work in the animal care industry
Cluster Two - Introduction to Animal Husbandry
ACMGEN202Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGEN203Feed and water animals
ACMGEN204Assist in health care of animals
Cluster Three - Introduction to Sustainability and Customer Experience
ACMSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ACMGEN205Source and provide information for animal care needs
BSBOPS203Deliver a service to customers
Cluster Four - Intermediate Animal Knowledge and First Aid
ACMGEN309Provide basic animal first aid
ACMGEN314Identify Animal Anatomy and Physiology for Animal Care Work
ACMSPE316Provide general care of domestic dogs
ACMSPE317Provide general care of domestic cats
ACMSPE320Provide general care of mammals

Online

2022 MarchOnline Available
2022 JulyOnline Available
  • Students who are not already working in the industry will be required to undertake work experience to complete their practical assessment. Co-assessment with a supervisor is required.
  • Please provide this Vocational Placement Host Employer Information Pack to any animal care provider you approach for placement. It contains important for them to know prior to signing the Vocational Placement Agreement, which is a requirement of entry to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

There are no current Training Package entry requirements into this qualification.

Students will be exposed to deceased animals in photo and video footage during the online learning and may be required to handle them during their work placement.

Students are required to:

  • Complete the bksb (Basic key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment unless they have completed an equal or higher-level course.
  • Have reasonable reading and writing skills, as well as basic numeracy skills to complete workbooks, assignments, learning activities and assessment tasks.
  • Access a computer / tablet / smartphone with internet access, camera, microphone and speakers.
  • Access Microsoft Teams, to attend weekly Microsoft Team tutorials.
  • Use Microsoft Teams for online assessment components.
  • Handle live animals and require a reasonable level of physical fitness to be able to complete the practical components of the course.
  • Prior to enrolment, engage with their local area Animal Industry Care providers to find suitable work placement and commit to approximately 120 hours (3 weeks) of vocational placement over the duration of the course.

Students completing ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care can enter the workforce in a supervised role as a Kennel Hand, Pet Shop Assistant, Animal Attendant or similar role

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$3,408.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee$924.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee$252.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$284.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit$77.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$21.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$15.20 (2022)

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