Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

CERTIFICATE IV IN COMPANION ANIMAL SERVICES

Course Code
:
ACM40310
Department
:
Food and Fibre
Study Area(s)
:
Veterinary Nursing, Animal Studies
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(1 year)
Part-time day(2 years)

Start Date(s): February 2019
End Date(s): December 2019
Days and Time: 2 days per week.

Course Overview

Do you have a passion for animals and want to gain more experience handling and working with them in a compassionate environment? In this course you will learn about the ethical and legal responsibilities in relation to animals and animal handling, and how to handle animals in a gentle way that minimises their stress. As part of this course you will also be required to undertake work experience in and animal care facility or related area. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a dual qualification with the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (ACM40412).

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Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ACMCAS401AManage compliance in the companion animal industry70
ACMGAS301AMaintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing50
ACMOHS401AMaintain occupational health and safety processes80

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ACMCAN311ACare for young animals40
ACMCAS404ADevelop enrichment strategies for companion animals50
ACMCAS406AManage companion animal breeding80
ACMCAS410AConduct companion animal training classes100
ACMSPE302AProvide basic care of birds40
ACMSPE303AProvide basic care of common native mammals40
ACMSPE304AProvide basic care of dogs40
ACMSPE305AProvide basic care of domestic cats40
ACMSPE307AProvide basic care of freshwater fish40
ACMVET411APrepare, deliver and review animal care education programs50
BSBSMB407Manage A Small Team40

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


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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
$2749.90
$550
$10465
Apprentice/Trainee
$
$
$

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *

$467.04


Average consumable
fees per annum*
$110


# 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
915 535 $5.14 $1.03 $19.56

^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?

Call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

Direct entry:

  • after achieving Certificate III in Animal Studies (ACM30110)
  • after achieving Certificate III in Companion Animal Services (ACM30310)
  • vocational training and/or work experience across a range of work settings.

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.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the animal care industry

Job roles and titles covered by this Qualification may include:

•          Pet shop/aquarium manager

•          Companion animal trainer/behaviourist

•          Companion animal breeder

•          Companion animal groomer

•          Boarding kennel or cattery manager

•          Animal shelter supervisor/manager

•          Pet minding and exercise operator

•          Mobile hydro-bathing operator.

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, small business management

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services (ACM40310). 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 higher level study for further pathway advancement.

How do I apply?

Direct entry:

  •  after achieving ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies
  •  after achieving ACM30310 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • vocational training and/or work experience across a range of work settings.

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.