Certificate IV In Companion Animal Services

Animals

Certificate IV In Companion Animal Services

Course Code
:
ACM40317
Department
:
Food & Fibre
Study Area(s)
:
JobTrainer, Animal Studies
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(1 year)

Start Date(s): July 2021
End Date(s): July 2022
Days and Time: 2-3 days per week

Course Overview

Start Date: July 2021

The Certificate IV qualification reflects the role of individuals to undertake work in varied contexts using a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills. Certificate IV is suitable for senior workers and technicians who supervise or lead teams. Certificate IV also serves as a pathway for further learning.

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.

  • Pet shop/aquarium manager
  • Companion animal trainer/behaviourist
  • Companion animal groomer
  • Boarding kennel or cattery manager
  • Animal shelter supervisor/manager
  • Pet minding and exercise operator
  • Mobile hydro-bathing operator

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Work Placement is a mandatory component of this course. Kangan Institute will make efforts to secure  an appropriate placement. Due to the current environment and circumstances outside our control placements may be delayed. This may then impact the completion dates for this course and deferment of graduation.  Before you can start your practical placement, you will need to provide the following compulsory requirements:

• A valid Working with Children Check (Volunteer)

• A satisfactory National Police Check – National Police checks are conducted via fit2work, (our students have a special discount for these) 

JobTrainer

If you're aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the course tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know you may incur fees that you will need to cover yourself, such as student service fees or materials fees. Skills First (eligible) students are normally entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver, however under JobTrainer you may be eligible for a second Free TAFE course. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

  • No two at qualification level in a lifetime limit: Studied a qualification before? With JobTrainer, you may still be eligible for discounted tuition on a second course at the same qualification level.
  • No upskilling requirement: With JobTrainer, you may be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement

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.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ACMCAS401Manage compliance in the companion animal industry (ACMCAS401)70
ACMGAS301Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing (ACMGAS301)50
ACMWHS401Maintain workplace health and safety processes (ACMWHS401)80

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ACMACR403Identify and respond to animal behaviour (ACMACR403)60
ACMCAN311Care for young animals (ACMCAN311)40
ACMCAS307Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services (ACMCAS307)40
ACMCAS404Development enrichment strategies for companion animals (ACMCAS404)50
ACMCAS407Provide professional companion animal grooming services (ACMCAS407)150
ACMCAS410Conduct companion animal training classes (ACMCAS410)100
ACMGAS303Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals (ACMGAS303)60
ACMSPE311Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles (ACMSPE311)40
ACMSPE312Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits (ACMSPE312)40
ACMVET411Prepare, deliver and review animal care education programs (ACMVET411)50

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.

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

There will be the opportunity to undertake work placement during this course. 

What will I study?

See the list of modules.

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 2021 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
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$3062.70
$614.20
$17496.40
Apprentice/Trainee
$N/A
$N/A
$N/A

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$504.00

Average course
consumable fees*
$514.60

# 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. 

2021 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 2021: $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
830 830 $3.69 $0.74 $21.08

^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 2021. 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.

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.

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:

  • Pet shop/aquarium manager
  • Companion animal trainer/behaviourist
  • 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, dog grooming, dog training and behaviour, 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 IV in Companion Animal Services (ACM40317). 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 at Kangan Institute:

•    Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (ACM40418)

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must complete an online application by clicking the 'apply here' tab above or for further information call our Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. 

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.