Certificate III in Animal Technology
Our animal technology course allows you to gain industry knowledge and learn the practical skills required to work as an animal technician in a medical research facility or similar establishment.
As an animal technician you’ll be responsible for the daily care and welfare of animals. In our animal technology course, you’ll learn about:
- ensuring the well-being of animals
- routine animal husbandry
- basic non-surgical techniques
- using anaesthesia in animals
- animal breeding
To deepen your understanding of theory and to gain practical experience, work placement within the Box Hill Institute animal facility will be completed during your first year.
|Study Level||Certificate III|
FT: 9 months
|Course Type||Victorian TAFE Course|
|Campuses||Box Hill Campus|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - Standard||$2,430.00|
|Gov. Subsidised - Concession||$486.00|
|Full Tuition Fee||$10,530.00|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||$1,085.40|
|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.
Full time: 9 months
You must have:
- completed Year 10 or equivalent
- the physical ability to perform practical work placement in industry
- evidence of your current tetanus vaccination
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.
Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
- direct entry
- after achieving ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies
- vocational training, work experience or skills recognition.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3
Prospective job roles covered by this qualification include:
- animal technician
- laboratory animal technician
- technical officer
- field technician
A total of 18 units of competency must be achieved as specified below
- complete 12 core
- complete 6 electives
|ACMACR403||IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR||60.0|
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|ACMATE302||CARRY OUT INSTITUTION CONTAINMENT AND EXCLUSION PROCEDURES||40.0|
|ACMATE303||PREPARE FOR AND MONITOR ANAESTHESIA IN ANIMALS||60.0|
|MSL973004||PERFORM ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES||40.0|
|ACMATE301||WORK WITHIN AN ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITY||30.0|
|ACMATE304||CONDUCT NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURES ON ANIMALS||60.0|
|ACMGAS304||CARRY OUT SIMPLE BREEDING PROCEDURES||40.0|
|ACMATE305||CONDUCT EUTHANASIA OF RESEARCH ANIMALS||30.0|
|ACMSUS401||IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||40.0|
|ACMWHS501||MANAGE WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||80.0|
|ACMATE505||CARRY OUT ADVANCED BREEDING PROCEDURES||40.0|
|ACMCAN404||DEVELOP, MONITOR AND REVIEW BEHAVIOURAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES||40.0|