TAFE NSW

Certificate II in Animal Studies - ACM20117

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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.

Structure

12 units, 8 core, 4 elective units.

Subjects

  • Assist in health care of animals
  • Feed and water animals
  • Carry out daily practice routines
  • Source information for animal care needs
  • Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • Work in the animal care industry
  • Provide basic care of domestic dogs
  • Assist with surgery preparation
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Provide basic care of mammals
  • Provide basic care of amphibians
  • Provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • Provide basic care of marine fish
  • Provide basic care of marine invertebrates
  • Provide basic first aid for animals
  • Assist with veterinary nursing reception duties
  • Provide basic care of birds
  • Provide information on companion animals, products and services
  • Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
  • Provide first aid
  • Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • Participate in workplace communications
  • Provide basic care of common native mammals
  • Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates
  • Provide basic care of freshwater fish
  • Participate in workplace health and safety processes
  • Prepare for and conduct a tour or presentation

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bankstown College No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
Bathurst College No
  • Part-time : 20 weeks
Coffs Harbour Education Campus CHEC No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 weeks
Dunedoo College No
  • Part-time : 20 weeks
Gosford Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Goulburn Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 36 weeks
Grafton Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Kingscliff Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Kurri Kurri Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Lithgow College No
  • Part-time : 20 weeks
Moruya Campus No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
Mudgee College No
  • Part-time : 20 weeks
Muswellbrook Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
National Environmental Centre No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
NCI Open Domestic: $4,200
International: $4,200
No
  • Online/Off-campus : 48 weeks
Nowra Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 weeks
Orange College, March Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 20 weeks
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
  • Online/Off-campus : 48 weeks
Parkes College No
  • Part-time : 20 weeks
Primary Industries Centre No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
Richmond College No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
  • Part-time : 18 weeks
Scone Campus Domestic: $4,200
International: $4,200
No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Tamworth Campus No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
  • Flexible Delivery : 1 year
Taree Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
Wauchope Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Wollongbar Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Yallah Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 weeks
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Bankstown College.

There is an equipment and materials charge for this course. The following additional charges may apply to this course:* Equipment $100.00 - Animal Studies Starter Pack - Bandaging and first aid materials, PPE kit, Patient care - syringe, swabs

Campuses: Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself PPE, covered in shoes/boots, hat, sunscreen and general stationary required to undertake the qualification.

Campuses: Gosford Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**- Electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are provided- Students must provide enclosed shoes and appropriate, covered attire to work in the animal industry.

Campuses: Kurri Kurri Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are provided and are also available in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore) cost of approximately $165- you must provide enclosed shoes and appropriate, covered attire to work in the animal industry.

Campuses: Muswellbrook Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are provided and are also available in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore) cost of approximately $165.00- you must provide enclosed shoes and appropriate, covered attire to work in the animal industry.

Campuses: NCI Open.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-informationPlease ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

Campuses: OTEN (Open Training Education Network).

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 601.For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-informationPlease ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

Campuses: Richmond College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**Learners are required to be work ready; scrub tops, long pants and appropriate footwear must be worn. Scrubs tops can be purchased at TAFE or learners can aquire themselves.

Campuses: Scone Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are available in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore) approximate cost is $114.00

Campuses: Taree Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are provided and are also available in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore) cost of approximately $165.00.- Students must provide enclosed shoes and appropriate attire to work in the animal industry.

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

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