Through our animal technology course, you will 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 will work with animals every day and be responsible for their care and welfare. In this course, you will gain knowledge about:

  • how to ensure the well being of animals
  • routine animal husbandry
  • basic non-surgical techniques
  • the use of anaesthesia in animals
  • animal breeding

 




National Code ACM50117
Study Areas Animal Technology
Animal Studies
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 2 years,  

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $7,896.00
Full Tuition Fee $13,066.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $1,607.40
Retain Course Items*** $100.00


* 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

October 2019 (after the completion of Certificate III in Animal Technology) 

Full time: 2 years (or a minimum of 15 months after completion of Certificate III in Animal Technology)

Box Hill

There are no entry requirements.

It is not essential to complete Certificate III in Animal technology first. 

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 technology course, you can apply for the Bachelor of Animal & Veterinary Biosciences at La Trobe University and may be eligible to receive up to 120 credit points towards your degree. Following the Bachelor, you can then apply for entry into veterinary science or alternative degree courses.

There are also pathways into Deakin University. 

 

VTAC and 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 5

Our animal technology course can lead to a range of job opportunities including:

  • animal technology manager
  • facility manager
  • animal technologist
  • animal house manager
  • supervising animal technician

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 23 units of competency (including 15 core units plus 8 elective units)

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MSL924001 PROCESS AND INTERPRET DATA 70.0

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ACMSPE307 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF FRESHWATER FISH 40.0

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ACMATE501 MANAGE COMPLIANCE IN ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY 30.0

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ACMATE502 MANAGE AND MAINTAIN THE HEALTH OF RESEARCH ANIMALS 80.0

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ACMATE503 CARRY OUT POST-MORTEM EXAMINATION OF A RESEARCH ANIMAL 80.0

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ACMATE504 ADMINISTER ANAESTHESIA AND PERFORM SURGERY ON ANIMALS FOR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES 60.0

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MSL973004 PERFORM ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES 40.0

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ACMATE303 PREPARE FOR AND MONITOR ANAESTHESIA IN ANIMALS 60.0

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ACMATE302 CARRY OUT INSTITUTION CONTAINMENT AND EXCLUSION PROCEDURES 40.0

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ACMGAS301 MAINTAIN AND MONITOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING 50.0

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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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ACMSPE312 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF RODENTS AND RABBITS 40.0

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ACMATE301 WORK WITHIN AN ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITY 30.0

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ACMATE304 CONDUCT NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURES ON ANIMALS 60.0

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ACMGAS304 CARRY OUT SIMPLE BREEDING PROCEDURES 40.0

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ACMATE305 CONDUCT EUTHANASIA OF RESEARCH ANIMALS 30.0

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ACMWHS501 MANAGE WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES 80.0

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ACMSUS401 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 40.0

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ACMATE505 CARRY OUT ADVANCED BREEDING PROCEDURES 40.0

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ACMCAN404 DEVELOP, MONITOR AND REVIEW BEHAVIOURAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES 40.0

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ACMACR403 IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR 60.0

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ACMSPE310 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF MAMMALS 40.0

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Last updated: June 14, 2019 10:32am