Who is this suitable for?
Anyone interested in gaining a nationally recognised qualification as a stepping stone to finding a career in the Animal Care industry (e.g. veterinary nurse or animal attendant at pet shop, welfare establishment, grooming parlour, kennel or cattery).
There is no specific pre-requisite knowledge required for entry, however students must:
- Have completed Year 10 or be a mature aged student
- Arrange and complete 15 hours of work placement in an animal care facility such as a veterinary surgery, animal welfare establishment, grooming parlour, kennel or cattery. This work experience will assist with the learning process and consolidate theoretical knowledge.
- Reliable internet access and an email address. This course is purely online.
This course is available in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and United Arab Emirates. If you are in a different country, please contact us to discuss availability.
This course allows enrolment any time. There are no set intake dates.
- Australian students: AU$900
- International students: AU$1100
Fees payable by credit card, bank transfer, money order, bank cheque or personal cheque.
This course is not eligible for Australian Government Traineeships or Incentives.
ACM10110 Certificate I in Animal Studies is conducted as a self-paced online course. Students will have access to the course for a period of six (6) months. Students are required to complete activities and assessments online (including multiple choice questions and online scenarios). Students must also complete a minimum of 15 hours work placement where they demonstrate specific skills in the workplace setting.
Upon completion of all required course content, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and an Academic Transcript which documents their individual outcomes.
Group 1: Core Units
(All five units must be completed)
- ACMGAS101A Investigate job opportunities in animal care and related industries
This unit of competency covers the introductory process of investigating work activities undertaken by a cross section of animal care and management businesses and evaluating employment opportunities.
- ACMGAS102A Catch and handle a range of quiet animals
This unit of competency covers the techniques required to approach, catch and handle a range of quiet, well-handled domestic animals under supervision.
- ACMGAS103A Assist in the care of animals
This unit of competency covers introductory level skills in the basic care of quiet, well-handled animals under supervision.
- ACMOHS201A Participate in Occupational Health and Safety processes
This unit of competency covers the process required for an entry level employee to participate in occupational health and safety (OHS) processes in the workplace, in order to ensure their own health and safety at work, as well as that of others in the workplace who may be affected by their actions.
- ACMGAS202A Participate in workplace communications
This unit of competency covers the process of effectively participating in workplace communications in an animal care and management environment.
(Only 2 units must be completed)
- ACMGAS204A Feed and water animals
This unit of competency covers the process of preparing, presenting and distributing food and water for animals under supervision and according to workplace diet requirements.
- ACMGAS208A Source information for animal care needs
This unit of competency covers the processes required to gather information on medications and services for animals and relate these to individual animal requirements and audience needs.
Contact the office to enrol and pay for this course. We will send you the appropriate form.