Certificate II in Animal Studies
Delivered in partnership with RSPCA Burwood East, this animal studies 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.
|Study Level||Certificate II|
FT: 15 weeks.
|Course Type||Victorian TAFE Course|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - Standard||$2194.00|
|Gov. Subsidised - Concession||$439.00|
|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 studentâ€™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.
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
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 might work in the animal shelter facility, pet adoption centre and/or large animal barn. To meet all assessment requirements, you will commit to an extra 3 to 4 hours (estimated) of study per week. Teaching staff are available for one-on-one tutorial times one morning per week.
You must be:
- available to attend classes at the RSPCA East Burwood
- willing to participate in the work placement
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).
|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|
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.