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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

Summary

To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 12 units, consisting of:

7 core units and 5 elective units.

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
Mixed Mode - enrol into one group of units at a time, as per the following order:
  1. ACMGAS201A, ACMGAS202A and ACMOH201A
  2. ACMGAS203A, ACMGAS204A and ACMGA205A
  3. ACMSUS201A, ACMSPE304A and ACMSPE305A 
  4. ACMGAS206A, ACMGAS208A and ACMGAS209A


VETiS - enrol into one group of units at a time, as per the following order:

February 2018:
ACMGAS201A and ACMGAS202A

April 2018:
ACMOHS201A and ACMGAS203A

July 2018:
ACMGAS204A and ACMGAS205A

September 2018:
ACMSPE304A and ACMGAS305A

February 2019:
ACMSUS201A and ACMGAS206A

April 2019:
ACMGAS208A and ACMGAS209A

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification

Course Intakes

Mixed Mode

Timing
There are nine course intakes, available monthly from February to October.

Duration and dates
12 months part-time


Summary
This course is available via a Mixed Mode delivery with teaching support available through email and telephone. Mixed Mode students require self-motivation and must have 4 - 6 hours per week available for study and placement. There is mandatory Practical Placement associated with this course. 


VET in Schools

Timing
There will be one course intake for 2018, available in February.

Duration and dates
18 months part-time


Summary

This course is available to study via Mixed-Mode, through the VET in Schools program. 

Teaching support is available via email, telephone or face to face where possible. Mixed Mode students require self-motivation and must have 4 - 6 hours per week available for study and placement. There is mandatory Practical Placement associated with this course. 


For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

No related course found.

Practical Placement Information

Each unit in this course has a mandatory practical component. Students who are not already working in the industry will be required to undertake work placement to complete third party reports and vocational placement student logbooks. These logbooks and reports will need to be signed off by a qualified or experienced supervisor with the same level qualification or relevant industry experience. 

Students will be required to complete a total of 120 hours of placement throughout the duration of the course. Students are responsible for finding their own placement.