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ACM20117 - Certificate II in Animal Studies

Course Details

Course Summary

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is an ideal entry point into the animal care and management industry. This qualification prepares students for entry into sectors of the animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as pet shops, animal shelters, kennels, catteries, groomers, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics. 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
Full Fee $3012 (2019)
$3204 (2020)
Subsidised Full Fee $804 (2019)
$864 (2020)
Subsidised Concession Fee $204 (2019)
$228 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $251 (2019)
$267 (2020)
Fee for service (International) $3204 (2020)
Fee for service per unit (International) $267 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit $67 (2019)
$72 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $17 (2019)
$19 (2020)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Science and Environment
Skill Area Please Enquire
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements. 
Mathematics, English and Science to a Year 10 level will be required for the content covered in the Certificate II in Animal Studies.
Students must have an organised work experience or casual work whilst undertaking this qualification as there are practical assessments to be completed by a third party. Students are responsible for finding their own work experience.

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, trainee veterinary nurse.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 8 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units
Please select a course structure from the options below:
Standard Course Structure

12 months part-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core
ACMGAS202 Participate in workplace communications More Information Training.gov Details
ACMWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety processes More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS201 Work in the animal care industry More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS204 Feed and water animals More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS205 Assist in health care of animals More Information Training.gov Details
ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS206 Provide basic first aid for animals More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
ACMSPE305 Provide basic care of domestic cats More Information Training.gov Details
ACMSPE304 Provide basic care of domestic dogs More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS208 Source information for animal care needs More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS209 Provide information on companion animals, products and services More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 ACMGAS202 - Participate in workplace communications
1 ACMWHS201 - Participate in workplace health and safety processes
1 ACMGAS201 - Work in the animal care industry
2 ACMGAS203 - Complete animal care hygiene routines
2 ACMGAS204 - Feed and water animals
2 ACMGAS205 - Assist in health care of animals
3 ACMSUS201 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
3 ACMSPE305 - Provide basic care of domestic cats
3 ACMSPE304 - Provide basic care of domestic dogs
4 ACMGAS206 - Provide basic first aid for animals
4 ACMGAS208 - Source information for animal care needs
4 ACMGAS209 - Provide information on companion animals, products and services


VET in Schools (VETiS)

12 months part-time
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core
ACMWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety processes More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS201 Work in the animal care industry More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS202 Participate in workplace communications More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS205 Assist in health care of animals More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS204 Feed and water animals More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines More Information Training.gov Details
ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS206 Provide basic first aid for animals More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
ACMSPE304 Provide basic care of domestic dogs More Information Training.gov Details
ACMSPE305 Provide basic care of domestic cats More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS208 Source information for animal care needs More Information Training.gov Details
ACMGAS209 Provide information on companion animals, products and services More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 ACMWHS201 - Participate in workplace health and safety processes
1 ACMGAS201 - Work in the animal care industry
1 ACMGAS202 - Participate in workplace communications
2 ACMGAS205 - Assist in health care of animals
2 ACMGAS204 - Feed and water animals
2 ACMGAS203 - Complete animal care hygiene routines
3 ACMSUS201 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
3 ACMSPE304 - Provide basic care of domestic dogs
3 ACMSPE305 - Provide basic care of domestic cats
4 ACMGAS206 - Provide basic first aid for animals
4 ACMGAS208 - Source information for animal care needs
4 ACMGAS209 - Provide information on companion animals, products and services


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Gladstone.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Part Time
September: Part Time
October: Part Time
November: Part Time

VET in Schools (VETiS)

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

VET in Schools (VETiS)

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

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 experience to complete their practical assessment.  Co-assessment with a supervisor is required.

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.  


VET in Schools

Students situated in the Gladstone region have the option to come onto campus one day a week to attend classes for theory however, they must still complete practical placement.