Animal Studies

About the Course

This is a general qualification for entry into sectors of the animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as animal shelters, kennels, catteries, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics. At this level, work takes place under direct supervision within clearly defined guidelines for work activities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, individual units of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Users of this qualification must refer to the relevant state or territory jurisdiction for details.

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 ACM20117
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirement for this qualication.

Career Opportunities

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 February

  Evening

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM20117-01V01-19BAT-001

Dubbo

  Starts Anytime

  Part time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM20117-01V01-19DUB-001

Dubbo

  Starts Anytime

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: ACM20117-01V01-19DUB-005

Bathurst

How will I study?

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

For this campus-based course you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom at a local TAFE West Campus. This program included 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 nights 5pm – 8pm at Bathurst TAFE, Mt Panorama Ave (PART TIME EVENING).

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

Classes start at 5:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM
Start Date: 4 February 2019
End Date: 19 July 2019

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.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601

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Dubbo

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Dubbo College, Narromine Road Campus

The materials fee attached to this course is for the electronic storage device required to complete the course

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is an introductory course into the animal care industry. This covers basic animal care including subject areas on; identification, handling, feeding, WHS and workplace communications. There are many potential job roles at this level in the animal care industry for those willing and able to do the physical side of the work e.g.: Animal shelter attendant, Kennel hand, Cattery attendant, Pet shop attendant.

The Certificate II Animal Studies also offers a pathway for further learning such as; ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies, ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services, ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming and ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification however, local entry requirements do exist for this course which include; it is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification the learner should seek to gain a period of work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace. Students enrolled in the blended delivery option are required to source one working day per week in a suitable animal care workplace.

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

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Mondays 9.30am - 12.00pm + 12.30pm - 3.00pm. Class will run at the Dubbo Rural Skills Campus on Narromine Road

Course length: 5 hours per week for 18 Weeks every Monday

What will I pay?

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 $40.00.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601

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Dubbo

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Dubbo College, Narromine Road Campus

This mixed mode version of the Certificate II in Animal studies requires students to locate 1 day per week of work placement or paid employment (for course duration) prior to enrolling in this course. Upon enrolment you will need to provide proof of placement or paid employment o the enrolling offer so details can be added to your enrolment history.

Face to face contact will occur at the compulsory residential schools that occur between every 4 - 6 weeks for the course duration. The first residential school day will be on a Saturday with following residential school contact to be neogitated between students and teacher. The residential schools typically are 9.30am start and finish at 3.00pm.

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is an inductory course into the animal care industry. This covers basic animal care include subject areas on; identification, handling, feeding, WHS and workplace communications. There are many potential job roles at this level in the animal care industry for those willing and able to do the physical side of the work eg:- Animal shelter attendant, Kennel hand, Cattery attendant, Pet shop attendant.

The Certificate II Animal Studies also offers a pathway for further learning such as; ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies, ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services, ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming and ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

There are no entry requirements for this qualification however, local entry requirements do exist for this course which include; it is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification the learner should seek to gain a period of work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace.

Students enrolled in the blended delivery option are required to source one working day per week in a suitable animal care workplace.

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

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Face to face contact will occur at the compulsory residential schools every 4 - 6 weeks for the course duration. The first residential school day is 9.30am Saturday 9th Feb, 2019 at TAFE Orange Rural Skills Campus, Forest Rd, Orange, NSW.

Course length: 12 hours per week for 38 Weeks

What will I pay?

The materials fee attached to this course is for the electronic storage device required to complete the 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 $40.00.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601

ENROL NOW ENQUIRE


Lithgow

  Starts in February

  Part time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM20117-01V01-19LHG-001

Mudgee

  Starts in February

  Evening

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM20117-01V01-19MUD-001

Orange

  Starts in February

  Part time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM20117-01V01-19ORA-001

Lithgow

How will I study?

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

For this campus-based course you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom at a local TAFE West Campus. This program included 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 (PART TIME DAY)

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: 4 February 2019
End Date: 19 July 2019

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.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601

ENROL NOW ENQUIRE

Mudgee

How will I study?

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

For this campus-based course you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom at a local TAFE West Campus. This program included 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 evenings 5.00pm – 8.00pm at Mudgee TAFE, Ulan Road (PART TIME EVENING)

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

Classes start at 5:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM
Start Date: 4 February 2019
End Date: 19 July 2019

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.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601

ENROL NOW ENQUIRE

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 West Campus. This program included activities which are to be completed in your own time.

For this campus-based course you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom at a local TAFE West Campus. This program included 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 (PART TIME DAY).

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

Classes start at 9:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM
Start Date: 4 February 2019
End Date: 19 July 2019

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.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601

ENROL NOW ENQUIRE


Parkes

  Starts in February

  Part time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM20117-01V01-19PRK-001

Warren

  Starts in February

  Part time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM20117-01V01-19WAR-001

Parkes

How will I study?

For this campus-based course you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom at a local TAFE West Campus. This program included 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

Thursdays 9.30am – 3.00pm at Bushman Street PARKES.

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: 7 February 2019
End Date: 19 July 2019

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.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601

ENROL NOW ENQUIRE

Warren

How will I study?

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

For this campus-based course you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom at a local TAFE West Campus. This program included 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

Warren Monday 9.30am – 3.00pm at Burston Street Warren campus (PART TIME DAY).

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

Classes start at 9:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM
Start Date: 4 February 2019
End Date: 19 July 2019

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.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601

ENROL NOW ENQUIRE