Would you like to look after all creatures, great and small?

If so, you can use our animal studies course to get started in the animal care industry. We’ve also designed our course to give you exposure to companion animal services.

In our animal studies course you’ll learn the basic skills and knowledge important for animal care including:

  • animal health management
  • nutrition
  • hygiene 
  • specific animal-care communication skills

We also recommend you complete the optional 5 day work placement to gain practical experience.




National Code ACM30117
Study Areas Animal Studies
Study Level Certificate III
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 1 year
PT: available on request

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses City, Box Hill, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $1,810.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $362.00
Full Tuition Fee $6,510.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $587.50
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* 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

February 2019 

July 2019

Full time: 1 year (3 hours, 1 evening per week at Lilydale Lakeside or CAE)

Full time: 1 year (1 day per week at Elgar)

Part time: available on request (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

City, Box Hill, Lilydale

You must have:

  • successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent
  • the physical ability to successfully perform practical work
  • supply evidence of your current tetanus vaccination

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.

After successful completion of our animal care course, you may wish to apply for entry into the Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services or Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Our animal care course will equip you with the skills to apply for a range of animal-care employment opportunities in businesses such as:

  • veterinary clinics
  • pet shops
  • boarding facilities
  • shelters

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 12 units of competency (including 7 core units and 5 elective units). 

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ACMGAS207 PROVIDE RECEPTION SERVICES FOR AN ANIMAL CARE FACILITY 30.0

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ACMGAS203 COMPLETE ANIMAL CARE HYGIENE ROUTINES 30.0

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ACMINF301 COMPLY WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN ANIMAL CARE WORK 60.0

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ACMWHS301 CONTRIBUTE TO WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES 50.0

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ACMGAS301 MAINTAIN AND MONITOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING 50.0

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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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ACMGAS303 PLAN FOR AND PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ANIMALS 60.0

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ACMGAS209 PROVIDE INFORMATION ON COMPANION ANIMALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 40.0

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ACMGAS302 PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ANIMALS 40.0

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ACMSPE310 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF MAMMALS 40.0

ACMGAS305 RESCUE ANIMALS AND APPLY BASIC FIRST AID 30.0


Last updated: June 21, 2019 09:55am