Certificate III in Animal Technology - ACM30219

Bendigo TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 01218G

This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating at a junior or assistant level and undertaking animal technology functions within a biomedical research or production environment. Job roles covered by this qualification include:Animal technicianTechnical officerField technicianRegulatory compliance with the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes applies to some units of competency. In addition, individual units of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory body.


  • Record and present data
  • Feed and water animals
  • Provide enrichment for animals
  • Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose
  • Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
  • Work within an animal technology facility
  • Provide basic care of domestic dogs
  • Perform basic tests
  • Conduct euthanasia of research animals
  • Assist with surgery preparation
  • Carry out simple breeding procedures
  • Prepare working solutions
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Provide basic care of mammals
  • Provide basic care of amphibians
  • Provide basic care of marine fish
  • Provide basic care of marine invertebrates
  • Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • Provide basic care of birds
  • Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
  • Perform aseptic techniques
  • Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work
  • Provide first aid
  • Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles
  • Participate in workplace communications
  • Provide basic care of common native mammals
  • Follow containment and exclusion procedures in animal facilities
  • Perform microscopic examination
  • Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates
  • Provide basic care of freshwater fish

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Charleston Road No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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