TAFE NSW

Certificate III in Companion Animal Services - ACM30417

TAFE NSW

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

This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation. Job roles covered by this qualification may include:pet shop/aquarium assistantkennel attendantcattery attendantassistant dog trainerpet exerciserassistant grooming attendant.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.

Structure

15 units, 6 core, 9 elective units

Subjects

  • Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care
  • Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
  • Provide enrichment for animals
  • Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal
  • Follow point-of-sale procedures
  • Contribute to team effectiveness
  • Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
  • Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • Coordinate visual merchandising activities
  • Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
  • Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
  • Provide basic care of domestic dogs
  • Carry out simple breeding procedures
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Provide basic care of mammals
  • Support continuous improvement systems and processes
  • Provide basic care of amphibians
  • Provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • Provide basic care of marine fish
  • Maintain aquascapes and aquatic animals
  • 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
  • Organise workplace information
  • Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • Provide advice on selection and care of aquatic animals
  • Work effectively in the companion animal industry
  • Provide basic care of common native mammals
  • Receive and handle retail stock
  • Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates
  • Provide basic care of freshwater fish
  • Capture, handle and transport companion animals

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Coffs Harbour Education Campus CHEC No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 months
Gosford Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Grafton Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Kingscliff Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Kurri Kurri Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
NCI Open Domestic: $7,110
No
  • Online/Off-campus : 18 months
Tamworth Campus Domestic: $7,110
No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Taree Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Wauchope Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Wollongbar Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Yallah Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Gosford 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 at no cost.- 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 $169.00- Students must provide enclosed shoes and appropriate 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: 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 $169.00- Students must provide enclosed shoes and appropriate attire to work in the animal industry.

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