Delivered in partnership with RSPCA Burwood East, our animal studies course provides general training for those wanting to enter the animal care industry or those already working who want to further enhance their knowledge.

Primarily delivered online, our animal studies course offers classes in:

  • customer service
  • provision of product and service information
  • daily duties and animal care including feeding, hygiene and housing maintenance, grooming, and observing and ensuring animal safety and well-being

 

Practical work will involve working hands-on with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, sheep, guinea pigs, rats, goats, horses and cows.

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National Code ACM20117
Study Areas Animal Studies
Study Level Certificate II
Study Type Local
Study Mode

Full time: 15 weeks

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Workplace

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $2,194.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $439.00
Full Tuition Fee $5,474.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $328.00
Retain Course Items*** $34.50


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Visit RSPCA Certificate II in Animal Studies for more information about start dates.

In 2019 the course group dates will be as follows:
RS1 - 04/02/2019 - 03/05/2019
RS2 - 23/05/2019 - 19/07/2019
RS3 - 16/07/2019 - 11/10/2019
RS4 - 02/09/2019 - 25/11/2019

Please note: before each group commences, there is a mandatory orientation day. You'll be advised of this date when you register interest through the RSPCA.

Full time: 15 weeks

Your study pattern is 7 days of classes followed by 4 days of work placement at the RSPCA Burwood East. Classes and work placement are held on weekdays.

During work placement, you'll work in the animal shelter facility and the Veterinary Clinic. To meet all assessment requirements, you will commit to an extra 3-4 hours (estimated) of study per week. Teaching staff are available for one-on-one tutorial times one morning per week.

Workplace

You must be:

  • available to attend classes at the RSPCA East Burwood
  • willing to participate in the work placement

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

Once you’ve completed our animal studies course you may find employment as an animal care or shelter attendant, kennel hand, cattery or pet shop attendant, or assistant dog groomer.

Completion of 12 units of competency (including 7 core and 5 elective)

Core

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ACMGAS201 WORK IN THE ANIMAL CARE INDUSTRY 30.0

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ACMGAS204 FEED AND WATER ANIMALS 40.0

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ACMGAS205 ASSIST IN HEALTH CARE OF ANIMALS 40.0

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ACMWHS201 PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES 40.0

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ACMGAS203 COMPLETE ANIMAL CARE HYGIENE ROUTINES 30.0

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ACMGAS206 PROVIDE BASIC FIRST AID FOR ANIMALS 30.0

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ACMSUS201 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 20.0

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ACMGAS202 PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS 20.0

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Electives

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ACMGAS209 PROVIDE INFORMATION ON COMPANION ANIMALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 40.0

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ACMGAS208 SOURCE INFORMATION FOR ANIMAL CARE NEEDS 40.0

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ACMSPE304 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOMESTIC DOGS 40.0

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ACMSPE305 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOMESTIC CATS 40.0

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Last updated: July 12, 2019 02:26pm