Diploma of Animal Technology - ACM50119

Box Hill Institute, TAFE VIC

This qualification is the industry qualification for individuals aiming to operate at a senior technician or managerial level, undertaking animal technology functions within a biomedical research, teaching or production environment. Job roles covered by this qualification may include:\tFacility manager\tAnimal technician (senior)\tAnimal house supervisor.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, an individual unit of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory body.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Subjects you can Study:

Conduct non-surgical procedures on animals; Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals; Monitor and maintain containment and exclusion procedures in animal facilities; Provide enrichment for animals; Review and monitor research proposals for an Animal Ethics Committee; Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices; Communicate effectively with clients and team members; Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animals; Manage and maintain the health of research animals; Undertake environmental field-based monitoring; Work within an animal technology facility; Prepare for and assist with aseptic animal surgery; Develop and maintain laboratory documentation; Provide basic care of domestic dogs; Manage workplace health and safety processes; Manage complex projects; Perform histological procedures; Conduct euthanasia of research animals; Assist to collect and transfer embryos of mice; Schedule laboratory work for a small team; Supervise laboratory operations in work or functional area; Provide basic care of mammals; Provide basic care of amphibians; Carry out advanced breeding procedures; Provide basic care of marine fish; Manage compliance in animal technology; Provide basic care of marine invertebrates; Provide basic care of birds; Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits; Perform aseptic techniques; Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work; Analyse and present research information; Perform caesarean procedures on mice or rats; Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles; Provide basic care of common native mammals; Perform microscopic examination; Provide basic care of domestic cats; Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates; Carry out post-mortem examination of a research animal; Prepare tissue and cell cultures; Provide basic care of freshwater fish; Undertake scientific/technological research; Administer anaesthesia and perform surgery on animals for scientific purposes; Process and interpret data; Develop, monitor and review behavioural management strategies

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Box Hill Full time 2 years
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For more than 90 years, Box Hill Institute has provided collaborative and creative approaches to education and training.

Box Hill Institute's focus is on delivering employment focused courses and work ready graduates that are equipped with the skills required to succeed.

Box Hill Institute is one the largest providers in Victoria with more than 16,000 enrolments each year. The Institute delivers around 720 courses across 523 qualifications - including many delivered internationally and within industry - covering a range of short courses, certificates, diplomas, associate degrees and degrees, graduate certificates and master programs. Pathway options with partner universities are also available.

Box Hill Institute has three campuses located in Victoria which includes Box Hill, Melbourne City and Lilydale.

All campuses are within a few minutes' walk to shops, cafes, restaurants and public transport. Box Hill Central is the local public transport hub and is serviced by regular trains, trams and buses.

International students are an important part of the vibrant, diverse community. Students from more than 50 countries have studied at Box Hill Institute, side by side with local and other international students. Box Hill Institute was awarded International Vocational Training Provider of the Year 2015, the Award reinforcing the Institute's international education provider standing.

Fee help and payment plans are available for eligible students.

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