Delivered at RSPCA Burwood East, this course provides general training for people wanting to work in an animal care industry and pursue further studies in this area.

This intensive course has a large online component. There is an element of customer service, as well as providing information on products and services.

Instruction on daily duties and care will include: feeding, maintaining hygiene and housing, grooming, 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, cows and even a goose.

 




National Code ACM20110
Study Areas Animal Studies
Study Level Certificate II
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 15 weeks.

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Workplace

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $2194.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $439.00
Full Fee $5474.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $150
Core Skills Support** $70
Annual Material Fees $225.50
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).

The student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2018. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

Payment Plan

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.

Full time - 15 weeks. 

You will attend 7 days of classes followed by 4 days of work placement at the RSPCA Burwood East - these are held on weekdays. The practical work placement is made available at the RSPCA.

Over the work placement days, you may be working in the animal shelter facility, pet adoption centre and large animal barn. There is an additional study commitment of an estimated 3-4 hours per week required to meet all assessment requirements. You will have tutorial times available for one on one time with teaching staff one morning per week while studying.

Workplace

You must:

  • be available to attend classes at the RSPCA East Burwood; and
  • willing to participate in work placement.

 

Pre-Training Review

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE 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.

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities such as:

  • an animal care or shelter attendant,
  • kennel hand,
  • dog walker,
  • cattery attendant,
  • pet shop attendant,
  • assistant dog groomer.

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

Code

Title

Hours

ACMGAS201A WORK IN THE ANIMAL CARE INDUSTRY 30

This unit of competency covers the terminology, culture and working conditions of an animal care workplace when working on an individual basis and with others.

ACMGAS202A PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS 20

This unit of competency covers the process of effectively participating in workplace communications in an animal care and management environment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

ACMGAS203A COMPLETE ANIMAL CARE HYGIENE ROUTINES 30

This unit of competency covers the responsibilities and procedures required to provide daily care of animals, including the cleaning of animal housing and grooming or cleaning of animals under supervision.

ACMGAS204A FEED AND WATER ANIMALS 40

This unit of competency covers the process of preparing, presenting and distributing food and water for animals under supervision and according to workplace diet requirements. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

ACMGAS205A ASSIST IN HEALTH CARE OF ANIMALS 40

This unit of competency covers the process of providing assistance to experienced staff in the capture, restraint and assessment of animals and the preparation, application and documentation of treatments. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

ACMGAS206A PROVIDE BASIC FIRST AID FOR ANIMALS 30

Core

This unit of competency covers the process of providing essential first aid for animals by recognising and responding to an emergency using basic first aid measures. The first aider is not expected to deal with complex casualties or incidents, but to provide an initial response where first aid is required.

ACMGAS208A SOURCE INFORMATION FOR ANIMAL CARE NEEDS 40

This unit of competency covers the processes required to gather information on medications and services for animals and relate these to individual animal requirements and audience needs.

ACMGAS209A PROVIDE INFORMATION ON COMPANION ANIMALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 40

This unit of competency covers the process of providing basic information to customers on companion animal training, grooming and/or breeding establishments, and on products and services in a range of companion animal settings.

ACMOHS201A PARTICIPATE IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES 40

This unit of competency covers the process required for an entry level employee to participate in occupational health and safety (OHS) processes in the workplace, in order to ensure their own health and safety at work, as well as that of others in the workplace who may be affected by their actions.

ACMSPE304A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOGS 40

This unit of competency covers the process of identifying dogs and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements, assisting with behavioural requirements and basic preventative health measures.

ACMSPE305A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOMESTIC CATS 40

This unit of competency covers the process of identifying domestic cats and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements, assisting with behavioural requirements and basic preventative health measures.

ACMSUS201A PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 20

This unit of competency covers the process required to measure current resource use effectively and to carry out improvements, including those that will reduce the negative environment impacts of work practices.


Last updated: December 20, 2017 10:50am