Certificate III in Animal Studies

CERTIFICATE III IN ANIMAL STUDIES

Course Code
:
ACM30110
Department
:
Food and Fibre
Study Area(s)
:
Veterinary Nursing, Animal Studies
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(1 year)

Start Date(s): Feb 2019
End Date(s): November 2019
Days and Time: Up to 3 days per week Timetable will be issued at enrolment.

Course Overview

Love caring for your pets and thinking of pursuing a career in this area? This course can lead to working with a range of animals providing basic care, maintenance and monitoring the health care and wellbeing of animals.

It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, you should have access to a companion animal workplace through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

Commencing in July 2018, you will have the opportunity to enrol in our dual qualification in the Certificate III in Animal Studies (ACM30110) and the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (AHC31416).

This unique program is delivered on site at the Collingwood Children’s Farm and will provide you with project-based learning that will make a true difference to help conserve the land, waterways and animals in central Melbourne whilst preserving the unique urban agricultural aspects of the Collingwood Children’s Farm for future generations.

Please email aplace@kangan.edu.au to find out more information about our unique dual qualification.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ACMCAN311ACare for young animals40
ACMGAS202AParticipate in workplace communications20
ACMGAS203AComplete animal care hygiene routines30
ACMGAS301AMaintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing50
ACMGAS302AProvide enrichment for animals40
ACMGAS303APlan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals60
ACMINF301AComply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work60
ACMOHS301AContribute to occupational health and safety processes50
ACMSPE304AProvide basic care of dogs40
ACMSPE305AProvide basic care of domestic cats40
ACMSUS201AParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices20

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ACMGAS207AProvide reception services for an animal care facility30
ACMSPE310AProvide basic care of mammals40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information. Will include work placement.

What will I study?

See the list of modules

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

 

For Business and Industry


We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2018 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) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Average annual course fee#
 
Concession
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$1438.08
$288
$6240
Apprentice/Trainee
$
$
$

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *

$306.25


Average consumable
fees per annum*
$250


# 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 such as the Student Support Fee. 

2018 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:
Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2018: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
490 448 $3.21 $0.64 $13.93

^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 2018. 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?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. 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

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows campus. All students must complete workplacement.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the animal care industry

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Animal care receptionist and support officer
  • Animal control and regulation assistant
  • Animal health officer on indigenous communities
  • Animal shelter assistant
  • Assistant animal welfare officer.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

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.
 

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Animal Studies (ACM30110). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake specific industry stream qualifications at certificate IV or diploma level that define higher-level job functions.

  • Certificate III in Animal Technology (ACM30210)
  • Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services (ACM30410)
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (ACM40410)

How do 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.
 

How will I be selected for this course?

You will be interviewed by our teachers to assess your suitability for the course.