Animal Studies

About the Course

This course is for people wanting to gain experience in working with animals. It is an entry point into the animal care industry and prepares you for job roles such as an animal attendant in a kennel, cattery, animal shelter or pet shop.

The course enables you to develop skills and knowledge required for the care and maintenance of animals in a variety of workplaces. You will learn about the animal care industry and careers available in its many sectors.

Whilst undertaking this course it is highly recommended that you seek to gain a period of work experience in an animal care workplace. This will allow you to practise what you have learnt and experience what it is like to work with others in an animal care facility.

By completing the course, you will be able to catch and handle a range of animals, feed and water animals, complete animal care hygiene routines, assist in the health care of animals and communicate effectively with supervisors and colleagues.

Pathways from this course include higher level qualifications in animal studies animal technology, captive animals, companion animal services and veterinary nursing.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Available as a traineeship

This course is targeted to people who have access to workplaces which will provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification.

TAFE at School (TVET)

TAFE Western offers many face to face and flexible TVET courses giving you the option of gaining a vocational qualification whilst you are at school. A TVET qualification can count towards your HSC, and 74.8% of TAFE graduates move into employment upon completion of their vocational qualifications. TVET is a great way to gain some practical skills in an adult learning environment, and the skills and experience you learn could also count towards your next qualification.

School Trainee

This course is targeted to people who have access to a combination of school, part time employment and vocational study.

All training will be conducted in the workplace and supported by:

  • learning resources provided by TAFE Western
  • standard operating procedures and work instructions available in the workplace
  • equipment provided in the workplace

Students undertaking employment based learning will have access to TAFE facilities and support including:

  • Student HUB, library facilities and Education Support Officers to support research and independent learning activities
  • TAFE Counsellors, Aboriginal Community Consultants and Disability Support Services

Qualification Certificate II
National Code ACM20110
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualifiation.

Pathways into the qualification
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Pathways for candidates considering this qualification inlude:

- direct entry, including VET in Schools
- after achieving ACM10110 Certificate I in Animal Studies
- limited vocational training and/or work experience

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

It is recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner have
access to an animal care workplace.

Further Study

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification can lead to further qualifications including: ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies; ACM30210 Certificate III in Animal Technology; ACM30310 Certificate III in Captive Animals; ACM30410 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services; ACM30612 Certificate III in Pet Grooming; ACM40410 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Pathways from the qualification
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After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:
- ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies
- ACM30210 Certificate III in Animal Technology
- ACM30310 Certificate III in Captive Animals
- ACM30410 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
- ACM30612 Certificate III in Pet Grooming
- ACM40410 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Animal attendant, animal carer.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

Bathurst

  Starts in January

  Evening

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM20110-01V03-18BAT-030

Dubbo

  Starts in January

  Part time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM20110-01V03-18DUB-030

Lithgow

  Starts in January

  Part time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM20110-01V03-18LHG-030

Bathurst

How will I study?

For this campus-based course you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom at a local TAFE Western Campus. This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

Please contact your local TAFE prior to class to obtain details of your classroom. You will need to bring; pen, paper, closed in shoes, any relevant prior study history and lunch/morning/afternoon tea.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Evening

Bathurst Monday Evenings 5.00pm – 8.00pm at Bathurst TAFE Panorama Avenue.

Course length: 3 hours per week for 18 Weeks every Monday

Classes start at 5:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM
Start Date: 22 January 2018
End Date: 20 July 2018

What will I pay?

A $45 materials charge will cover your introductory folder and PPE required to complete this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,340.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $45.00.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393

What do I need?

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are: You may need to access a computer throughout this course to complete some assessments, to research material and to access the Moodle site. You may also be required to work independently at some stages in this course.

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Dubbo

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Dubbo College, Naromine Road Campus

For this campus-based course you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom at a local TAFE Western Campus. This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

Please contact your local TAFE prior to class to obtain details of your classroom. You will need to bring; pen, paper, closed in shoes, any relevant prior study history and lunch/morning/afternoon tea.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Dubbo Wednesdays 9.30am – 3.00pm at Narromine Road campus

Course length: 5 1/2 hours per week for 18 Weeks every Wednesday

Classes start at 9:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM
Start Date: 22 January 2018
End Date: 20 July 2018

What will I pay?

A $45 materials charge will cover your introductory folder and PPE required to complete this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,340.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $45.00.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393

What do I need?

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are: You may need to access a computer throughout this course to complete some assessments, to research material and to access the Moodle site. You may also be required to work independently at some stages in this course.

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Lithgow

How will I study?

For this campus-based course you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom at a local TAFE Western Campus. This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

Please contact your local TAFE prior to class to obtain details of your classroom. You will need to bring; pen, paper, closed in shoes, any relevant prior study history and lunch/morning/afternoon tea.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Lithgow Tuesdays 9.30am – 2.30pm at Lithgow TAFE, Hill St

Course length: 5 1/2 hours per week for 18 Weeks every Tuesday

Classes start at 9:30 AM and end at 2:30 PM
Start Date: 22 January 2018
End Date: 20 July 2018

What will I pay?

A $45 materials charge will cover your introductory folder and PPE required to complete this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,340.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $45.00.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393

What do I need?

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are: You may need to access a computer throughout this course to complete some assessments, to research material and to access the Moodle site. You may also be required to work independently at some stages in this course.

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Mudgee

  Starts in January

  Evening

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM20110-01V03-18MUD-030

Orange

  Starts in January

  Part time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM20110-01V03-18ORA-030

TAFE Western Connect

  Starts in February

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: ACM20110-01V03-18WCN-001

Mudgee

How will I study?

For this campus-based course you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom at a local TAFE Western Campus. This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

Please contact your local TAFE prior to class to obtain details of your classroom. You will need to bring; pen, paper, closed in shoes, any relevant prior study history and lunch/morning/afternoon tea.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Evening

Mudgee Thursday nights 5pm – 8pm at Mudgee TAFE, Ulan Campus.

Course length: 3 hours per week for 18 Weeks every Thursday

Classes start at 5:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM
Start Date: 22 January 2018
End Date: 20 July 2018

What will I pay?

A $45 materials charge will cover your introductory folder and PPE required to complete this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,340.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $45.00.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393

What do I need?

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are: You may need to access a computer throughout this course to complete some assessments, to research material and to access the Moodle site. You may also be required to work independently at some stages in this course.

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Orange

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Orange College, Forest Road Campus

For this campus-based course you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom at a local TAFE Western Campus. This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

Please contact your local TAFE prior to class to obtain details of your classroom. You will need to bring; pen, paper, closed in shoes, any relevant prior study history and lunch/morning/afternoon tea.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Orange Thursdays 9.30am – 3.00pm at Orange – Forest Road Campus

Course length: 5 1/2 hours per week for 18 Weeks every Thursday

Classes start at 9:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM
Start Date: 22 January 2018
End Date: 20 July 2018

What will I pay?

A $45 materials charge will cover your introductory folder and PPE required to complete this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,340.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $45.00.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393

What do I need?

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are: You may need to access a computer throughout this course to complete some assessments, to research material and to access the Moodle site. You may also be required to work independently at some stages in this course.

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TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

If you have a genuine respect for animals and love the idea of working with them for a career, this course is for you. It is an excellent entry point into the animal care industry and will give you a good range of skills which you can use in a variety of areas including: kennels and catteries, pounds and shelters, quarantine establishments, zoos, wildlife parks and refuges, research centres and pet shops.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered via Online and Workshops

Class attendance is Part time

Classes will begin as of Saturday 10th February 2018, this class will be held at the Orange Rural Skills TAFE, Forest Road, Orange NSW. The dates and locations for further residential schools will be discussed on the first day of TAFE.

Course length: 12 hours per week for 36 Weeks

Start Date: 5 February 2018
End Date: 21 December 2018

What will I pay?

A $45 materials charge will cover your introductory folder and PPE required to complete this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,050.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $45.00.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393 or email courseinfo.western@tafensw.edu.au

What do I need?

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are: You are required to organise 1 day of workplacement in a business within the animal industry and this may include; pet stores, catteries or kennels, welfare organisation such as RSPCA and veterinary clinics and this is for the duration of this course. You will need to keep in contact with your course teacher who will discuss options with you at the first residential school. Access to a computer throughout this course to complete some assessments, to research material and to access the Moodle site is also required.

You are also be required to work independently throughout stages in this course. You will need to bring; pen, paper, closed in shoes, any relevant prior study history, details of your organised workplacement and lunch/morning/afternoon tea.

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