Certificate II In Animal Care

Certificate II in Animal Care

Course Code
:
ACM20121
Department
:
Food & Fibre
Study Area(s)
:
Animal Studies
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(6 months)

Start Date(s): July 2022
End Date(s): November 2022
Days and Time: Monday and Thursday
9:00am - 4:30pm

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. Please contact our team for further information.

Our Certificate II in Animal Studies is a course designed for students wanting to under study to work in a range of careers within the animal care industry (see list below) or those wanting undertake further studies in Companion Animal Studies or Veterinary Nursing. 

At Kangan Institute, we provide students with the opportunity to experience a simulated work place where your will gain industry relevant skills. Our teachers have a broad range of industry skills that they bring to the classroom environment ensuring that students have relevant and current understanding of industry practices. To view our new Vet Clinic facilities, click HERE.

You will gain skills in animal care management, reception duties, communication, basic animal care, hygiene, animal welfare, nutrition, Occupational Health and Safety, team work, animal handling.

This course may lead to employment in the animal care industry. Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:
•    Animal care attendant
•    Animal shelter attendant
•    Kennel hand
•    Cattery attendant
•    Pet shop attendant
•    Assistant dog groomer

Watch our Recorded Information Session to learn more about this course including career opportunities, work placements, fees and more - Watch Here

If you are enrolling in this course as part of a traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ACMWHS201Participate in workplace health and safety processes (ACMWHS201)40
ACMGEN201Work in the animal care industry (ACMGEN201)30
ACMGEN202Complete animal care hygiene routines (ACMGEN202)30
ACMGEN203Feed and water animals (ACMGEN203)40
ACMGEN204Assist in health care of animals (ACMGEN204)40
BSBCMM211Apply communication skills (BSBCMM211)40
ACMSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (ACMSUS201)20

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ACMGEN205Source and provide information for animal care needs (ACMGEN205)40
ACMGRM201Bath, dry and brush domestic dogs (ACMGRM201)30
ACMSPE316Provide general care of domestic dogs (ACMSPE316)40
ACMSPE317Provide general care of domestic cats (ACMSPE317)40
BSBOPS203Deliver a service to customers (BSBOPS203)40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course, assessments may include written, oral or practical assessments. These assessments are designed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required in order to achieve this qualification. Your teacher will provide you information on how you will be assessed for each unit. We use a online Learning Platform to communicate to students, distribute learning materials and assessment. Your assessment will be required to be submitted using our Online Platform also.

There is the opportunity for re-assessment and appeal, which you can discus with your teacher. 

 

Additional comments

This course is currently a prerequisite course for the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. We highly recommend undertaking this 6 month course as an introduction to the Animals studies field if you are interested in study to become a veterinary nursing.

What will I study?

ACMGEN202 Complete animal care hygiene routines

ACMGEN203 Feed and water animals

BSBOPS203 Deliver a service to customers

ACMGEN205 Source and provide information for animal care

ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work 

ACMSPE316 Provide general care of domestic dogs

BSBCMM211 Apply communication skills 

ACMGEN204 Assist in health care of animals

ACMSPE317 Provide general care of domestic cats 

ACMGEN201 Work in the animal care industry

ACMGRM201 Bath, dry and brush domestic dogs

ACMWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety 

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$1793.10
$356.90
$5108.40
Apprentice/Trainee
$N/A
$N/A
$N/A

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$98.90

Average course
consumable fees*
$172.00

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
430 430 $4.17 $0.83 $11.88

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

For further information refer to the "Fees" Tab within this section. If you would like to to discuss any government subsidies you may be eligible for, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or info@bendigotafe.edu.au 

There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course.

As all of our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning and we use a online Learning Platform we recommend for all students undertaking the course that they have a suitable and stable  internet connection, have access to a portable device ie laptop to be able to access classes, class and learning materials and upload assessments.

If you are enrolling in this course as part of a traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

Where and how can I study?

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

Any on campus activities including any practical classes will be based from our Broadmeadows Campus.

 

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course will provide students with a Nationally recognised qualification for employment in animal care industry.

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

•    Animal care attendant
•    Animal shelter attendant
•    Kennel hand
•    Cattery attendant
•    Pet shop attendant
•    Assistant dog groomer

Watch our Recorded Information Session to learn more about this course including career opportunities, fees and more - Watch Here

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

At Kangan Institute, we provide students with the opportunity to experience a simulated work place where your will gain industry relevant skills. Our teachers have a broad range of industry skills that they bring to the classroom environment ensuring that students have relevant and current understanding of industry practices. To view our new Vet Clinic facilities, click HERE.

During your studies in Certificate II Animal Studies will gain skills in animal care management, reception duties, communication, basic animal care, hygiene, animal welfare, nutrition, Occupational Health and Safety, team work, animal handling.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate II in Animal Care (ACM20121). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Upon successful completion of this qualification you may continue to study the following course offerings at Kangan Institute:

•    Certificate III in Animal Studies 
•    Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services 
•    Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above.  For further information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

How will I be selected for this course?

You will undertake a Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) evaluation and also a pre-training review (PTR) to determine your suitability for this course.