Certificate II in Animal Care - ACM20121


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 03654D

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for entry level and support roles in the animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as animal shelters, boarding/day care facilities, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics. The work activities are routine, performed under supervision and within clearly defined guidelines.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Provide basic animal first aid
  • Provide general care of fish
  • Provide general care of rodents or rabbits
  • Provide general care of common native mammals
  • Bath, dry and brush domestic dogs
  • Carry out daily practice routines
  • Provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • Provide general care of invertebrates
  • Provide general care of mammals
  • Handle companion animals safely and follow infection control guidelines
  • Assist with surgery preparation
  • Provide general care of non-venomous reptiles
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Work in the animal care industry
  • Provide general care of domestic dogs
  • Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • Assist with veterinary nursing reception duties
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Provide general care of birds
  • Provide First Aid
  • Feed and water animals
  • Apply communication skills
  • Provide general care of domestic cats
  • Prepare and present information to the public
  • Provide enrichment for animals
  • Assist in health care of animals
  • Participate in workplace health and safety processes
  • Source and provide information for animal care needs
  • Provide general care of amphibians

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wangaratta - Tone Road Domestic: $6,708
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Wangaratta - Tone Road.

Tuition fees vary according to eligibility for funding and concession. Fees may include tuition fees, materials fees and an annual student services fee.

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