Are you working as an animal keeper within the captive animal industry and looking to upskill?

Whether you’re working as a volunteer or in paid employment in zoos, wildlife parks, public aquariums or other facilities that house captive animals, our captive animals’ course will enhance your understanding of the industry.

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

 




National Code ACM30317
Study Areas Animal Studies
Captive Animals
Study Level Certificate III
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 1 year

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Workplace, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $2,754.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $551.00
Full Tuition Fee $9,554.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $850.00
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, March, May, July or September for workshop delivery.

Recognition of Prior Learning applicants can enrol throughout the year.

Full time: 1 year via a series of workshops and online delivery

Workplace, Lilydale

You must have:

  • a minimum of 6 months of work experience in an approved captive animal facility
  • a minimum of 8 hours work placement per week, in paid or volunteer work in an approved captive animal facility (pet shops are not a suitable placement facility)
  • completed an application form and a phone interview

Please note: students who don’t have the minimum work experience may still apply as long as they meet the weekly place requirements.

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

Successfully completing our captive animals course can lead to a range of professional roles including being a:

  • trainee keeper
  • pre-trade keeper
  • assistant keeper
  • animal care attendant
  • wildlife animal carer

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 16 units (including 11 core and 5 electives)

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ACMSPE302 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF BIRDS 40.0

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ACMCAN301 WORK WITHIN A CAPTIVE ANIMAL FACILITY 60.0

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ACMCAN302 PREPARE AND PRESENT INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC 40.0

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ACMCAN304 PREPARE AND MAINTAIN ANIMAL HOUSING 40.0

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ACMCAN306 MONITOR ANIMAL REPRODUCTION 40.0

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ACMSPE303 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF COMMON NATIVE MAMMALS 40.0

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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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ACMGAS302 PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ANIMALS 40.0

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ACMGAS303 PLAN FOR AND PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ANIMALS 60.0

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ACMCAN305 ASSIST WITH CAPTURING, RESTRAINING AND MOVING ANIMALS 60.0

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ACMCAN311 CARE FOR YOUNG ANIMALS 40.0

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ACMSPE311 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF NON-VENOMOUS REPTILES 40.0

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ACMGAS202 PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS 20.0

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ACMGAS206 PROVIDE BASIC FIRST AID FOR ANIMALS 30.0

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Last updated: June 14, 2019 10:27am