Are you working as an animal keeper within the captive animal industry? Do you want to further develop your skills and knowledge? Then our captive animal course is for you.

Zoos, wildlife parks and public aquariums are some of the facilities that house captive animals. Whether you are working as a volunteer or in paid employment in this field, through this course you will enhance your understanding of the captive animal industry.

You’ll study and do assessments online and via a series of compulsory practical workshops, which are held throughout the year.




National Code ACM30310
Study Areas Captive Animals
Study Level Certificate III
Study Type Local
Study Mode

PT: flexible

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Workplace, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $2618.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $524.00
Full Fee $9622.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $150
Core Skills Support** $70
Annual Material Fees $850.00
Retain Course Items*** No materials 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).

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

February

Recognition of Prior Learning applicants can enrol throughout the year.

Full time: 12 months via a series of workshops and online delivery

Workplace, Lilydale

You must:

  • have a minimum of one years work experience in an approved captive animal facility
  • have a minimum of 8 hours work placement per week, in paid or volunteer work in an approved captive animal facility
  • complete an application form and a phone interview

Your application will be assessed and if suitable, you will be invited to attend an interview.

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.

Completion of this course can lead to further studies.

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.

This course may provide you with further employment opportunities within the captive animal industry. Opportunities you may wish to apply for include zookeeper, wildlife park worker or reserve worker.

Completion of 16 units of competency (including 11 core units and 5 electives).

Code

Title

Hours

MSAENV472B IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 40

This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.

ACMOHS401A MAINTAIN OHS PROCESSES 80

Core

This unit of competency covers the process required by an employee with supervisory responsibilities, to maintain organisational occupational health and safety (OHS) processes.

HLTCPR211A PERFORM CPR 3

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines

HLTFA311A APPLY FIRST AID 18

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

ACMCAN301A WORK WITHIN A CAPTIVE ANIMAL FACILITY 60

This unit of competency covers the process of working effectively within a captive animal facility, complying with legislative requirements and facility policy and procedures and identifying animals in the workplace.

ACMCAN302A PREPARE AND PRESENT INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC 40

This unit of competency covers the process of preparing and presenting information to internal staff members and members of the public, and participating in other interpretative and learning functions within an animal care facility.

ACMCAN303A SUPPORT COLLECTION MANAGEMENT 40

This unit of competency covers the process of supporting collection management for captive animals.

ACMCAN304A PREPARE AND MAINTAIN ANIMAL HOUSING 50

This unit of competency covers the process of determining housing that meets the behavioural and physical requirements of a particular animal species and includes the preparation, cleaning and routine maintenance required to maintain the hygiene and appearance of an enclosure or exhibit.

ACMCAN305A ASSIST WITH CAPTURING, RESTRAINING AND MOVING ANIMALS 60

This unit of competency covers the process of assisting with capture and restraint of animals that may need rescue and/or moving from one location to another.

ACMCAN306A MONITOR ANIMAL REPRODUCTION 40

This unit of competency covers the process of facilitating and monitoring reproduction needs in accordance with the institution's breeding plan. Animals in the reproduction program may be either naturally or artificially reared.

ACMCAN307A REHABILITATE NATIVE WILDLIFE 40

This unit of competency covers the process of providing immediate care for rescued native wildlife and rehabilitating animals.

ACMCAN308A RELEASE NATIVE ANIMALS TO NATURAL ENVIRONMENT 30

This unit of competency covers the process of preparing and successfully releasing native wildlife into their natural environment.

ACMCAN309A DEVELOP INSTITUTIONAL HUSBANDRY GUIDELINES 20

This unit of competency covers the process of researching, consulting with others and writing institutional husbandry guidelines for a particular species.

ACMCAN310A ASSIST WITH EXHIBIT DESIGN AND RENOVATION PLANNING 50

This unit of competency covers the process of assessing current exhibit status and contributing to exhibit design and renovation planning.

ACMCAN311A CARE FOR YOUNG ANIMALS 40

This unit of competency covers the process of monitoring the general health and wellbeing of young animals that may be either rescued native wildlife or captive animals being naturally or artificially reared.

ACMCAS305A MAINTAIN AQUASCAPES AND AQUATIC ANIMALS 30

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.

ACMGAS301A MAINTAIN AND MONITOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING 50

This unit of competency covers the process of following animal health management practices to monitor animal health via daily observations of behaviour and condition.

ACMGAS302A PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ANIMALS 40

This unit of competency covers the process of providing behavioural management and enrichment to stimulate, replenish and maintain appropriate behavioural patterns of animals.

ACMGAS303A PLAN FOR AND PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ANIMALS 60

This unit of competency covers the process of calculating rations based on animal species needs and availability of feedstuffs.

ACMGAS305A RESCUE ANIMALS AND APPLY BASIC FIRST AID 30

This unit of competency covers the process of rescuing and restraining animals and providing basic first aid.

ACMGAS306A ASSIST WITH CONDITIONING ANIMALS 40

Behaviour and Training Elective Stream

This unit of competency covers the process of conditioning animals in order to modify their behaviour through assisting with formulating and demonstrating a conditioning plan based on operant conditioning techniques.

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.

ACMOHS301A CONTRIBUTE TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES 50

This unit of competency covers the process required by an employee to contribute to occupational health and safety (OHS) processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the work output of others.

ACMSPE301A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF AMPHIBIANS 40

This unit of competency covers the process required by an employee to contribute to occupational health and safety (OHS) processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the work output of others.

ACMSPE302A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF BIRDS 40

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

ACMSPE303A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF COMMON NATIVE MAMMALS 40

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

ACMSPE306A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF MARINE FISH 40

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

ACMSPE307A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF FRESHWATER FISH 40

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

ACMSPE308A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF MARINE AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES 40

This unit of competency covers the process of identifying marine aquatic invertebrates and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements as well as assisting with behavioural requirements and preventative health measures.

ACMSPE309A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF TERRESTRIAL AND FRESHWATER INVERTEBRATES 40

This unit of competency covers the process of identifying terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements as well as assisting with behavioural requirements and preventative health measures.

ACMSPE310A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF MAMMALS 40

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

ACMSPE311A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF NON-VENOMOUS REPTILES 40

This unit of competency covers the process of identifying reptiles and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements for non-venomous reptiles as well as assisting with behavioural requirements and 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.

ACMSUS301A IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 40

This unit of competency covers the process required to analyse the workplace in an effective manner in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.

RTD2502A MAINTAIN WILDLIFE HABITAT REFUGES 40

This competency standard covers the process of maintaining wildlife habitats and refuges to protect desirable animal species from predators. It requires the ability to assess the scope of the refuge maintenance job, prepare for the work, maintain wildlife habitat refuges, and clean and store equipment and materials. Maintaining wildlife habitat refuge for protection of desirable animal species requires knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations, common law principles relating to property, stock, duty of care and due diligence, vertebrate pest life cycles and behaviours, harbours used by vertebrate pests, and harbours used by desirable animal species.

RTD3125A RESPOND TO WILDLIFE EMERGENCIES 70

This competency standard covers the process of evaluating and coordinating a response to natural resource emergencies involving fauna. It requires the ability to evaluate the type of emergency, implement and coordinate a response to the emergency, care for affected animals, determine management options, remove animal carcasses and complete debrief and prepare reports. Responding to wildlife emergencies requires knowledge of animal biology and general behaviour, health risks associated with animals, public relations and media management, incident management systems, state/territory emergency procedures and networks and machinery and equipment operation.


Last updated: June 8, 2018 08:56pm