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Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110)

Course summary

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is an ideal entry point into the animal care and management industry. This course is for those wanting to gain experience in working with animals. This qualification prepares students for job roles such as an animal attendant in a kennel, cattery, animal shelter or pet shop.

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is a pathway into other qualifications such as the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Science and Environment
Skill Area
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, however, Mathematics, English and Science to a Year 10 level will be helpful for the content covered in the Certificate II in Animal Studies.
It is recommended students have an organised work placement, work experience or casual work whilst undertaking this qualification as there are practical assessments. 

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include Animal care attendant, Animal shelter attendant, Kennel hand, Cattery attendant, Pet shop attendant, Assistant dog groomer.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Core Units
ACMGAS201A Work in the animal care industry
ACMGAS202A Participate in workplace communications
ACMGAS203A Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGAS204A Feed and water animals
ACMGAS205A Assist in health care of animals
ACMOHS201A Participate in occupational health and safety processes
ACMSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units - Group A
ACMGAS206A Provide basic first aid for animals
ACMGAS208A Source information for animal care needs
ACMGAS209A Provide information on companion animals, products and services
Elective Units - Group B
ACMSPE304A Provide basic care of dogs
ACMSPE305A Provide basic care of domestic cats
Study Sequence

Enrol into one unit at a time in the following order:

  1. ACMGAS201A
  2. ACMGAS204A
  3. ACMSPE304A
  4. ACMSPE305A
  5. ACMOHS201A
  6. ACMGAS203A
  7. ACMGAS205A
  8. ACMGAS202A
  9. ACMGAS208A
  10. ACMGAS209A
  11. ACMSUS201A
  12. ACMGAS206A

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification
RPL

Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
Maximum of 2 years.


Load
Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed – seven (7) core units and five (5) elective units.

Notes

Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. Students are allocated 13 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.

Students not currently employed in the industry will need to complete a Practical Placement. Please see the More Details tab for further information.


2018 Course Availabilities List

Narrow the unit availabilities shown by adjusting the filters below.

Location
Attendance Mode
Load Category
Start Month

Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month
Gladstone Marina On-campus Full Time February
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time February
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time March
Gladstone Marina On-campus Full Time April
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time April
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time May
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time June
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time July
Gladstone Marina On-campus Full Time July
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time August
Gladstone Marina On-campus Full Time September
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time September
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time October
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time November
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time December

2018 Unit Availabilities

Narrow the unit availabilities shown by adjusting the filters below.

Location
Attendance Mode
Load Category
Start Month

ACMGAS201A - Work in the animal care industry
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time February 05/02/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time February 05/02/18
Gladstone Marina On-campus Full Time February 05/02/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time June 11/06/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time October 08/10/18
ACMGAS202A - Participate in workplace communications
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time March 12/03/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time July 23/07/18
Gladstone Marina On-campus Full Time September 10/09/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time September 10/09/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time November 12/11/18
ACMGAS203A - Complete animal care hygiene routines
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time April 09/04/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time July 23/07/18
Gladstone Marina On-campus Full Time July 23/07/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time August 13/08/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time December 10/12/18
ACMGAS204A - Feed and water animals
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina On-campus Full Time February 05/02/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time February 05/02/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time February 05/02/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time June 11/06/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time October 08/10/18
ACMGAS205A - Assist in health care of animals
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time March 12/03/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time July 23/07/18
Gladstone Marina On-campus Full Time September 10/09/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time September 10/09/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time November 12/11/18
ACMGAS206A - Provide basic first aid for animals
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time May 14/05/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time September 10/09/18
ACMGAS208A - Source information for animal care needs
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time June 11/06/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time November 12/11/18
ACMGAS209A - Provide information on companion animals, products and services
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time June 11/06/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time November 12/11/18
ACMOHS201A - Participate in occupational health and safety processes
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time April 09/04/18
Gladstone Marina On-campus Full Time July 23/07/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time July 23/07/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time August 13/08/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time December 10/12/18
ACMSPE304A - Provide basic care of dogs
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina On-campus Full Time April 09/04/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time April 09/04/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time May 14/05/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time September 10/09/18
ACMSPE305A - Provide basic care of domestic cats
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina On-campus Full Time April 09/04/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time April 09/04/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time May 14/05/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time September 10/09/18
ACMSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time May 14/05/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Full Time September 10/09/18

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Practical Placement Information

Each unit in this course has a practical component. Students who are not already working in the industry will be required to undertake voluntary work experience to complete the workplace observations and third party reports.

These observations and reports will need to be signed off by a qualified or experienced supervisor.