Are you involved with caring for animals as:
Develop foundational knowledge to support your role. Learn how to provide advice on care for animals and professional support for their owners.
This qualification serves to meet the entry requirement for Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care is a nationally recognised course that is conducted online as part-time distance education. The course assessments consist of detailed demonstration of knowledge through online quizzes, video demonstration of practical skills and discussion of knowledge, and completion of a Training Record Book during the course of your work.
The course duration is nine months but you may work at a faster pace and complete earlier if you prefer. You will be given a study timetable upon enrolment which outlines your units of study and due dates for assessments.
Upon completion of all required units, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and an Academic Transcript which documents your individual outcomes.
Average weekly commitment to the course is 18 hours per week. NB:
Course duration and weekly commitment shown above represents suggested times for a student who is a typical new entrant to the industry with little prior experience. These times may vary for you depending on credits, prior learning/experience or your individual work schedule.
A total of 8 core units and 4 elective units must be completed.
This course is available in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and United Arab Emirates. If you are in a different country, please contact us to discuss availability.
Certificate II in Animal Studies is a nationally recognised course that provides a structured tutoring program intended for individuals who wish to gain foundation knowledge and training in all aspects of animal care.
The pre-requisites for this course include:
We accept enrolments to this course on a weekly basis. To find out more information, please contact us.
Please contact the Animal Industries Resource Centre to have your individual pricing evaluated.
Fees are payable by credit card, bank transfer, money order, bank cheque or personal cheque. Payment plans can be arranged to meet your personal needs. More info on Ezypay Payment plans.
Students in some states may be eligible for Australian Government Traineeships or Incentives. For further information see our section on traineeships.
This course requires access to an animal care workplace to learn and demonstrate certain skills. When completing the form below we will ask you to upload evidence of workplace employment. You may wish to use this template to get that evidence. A workplace website that features your name, work profile and experience may also be suitable.
It may be possible to do this course as a volunteer or on placement in a workplace. Please contact us to find out how we can get you into a course.
Once we can confirm you are in the required work situation, then you may receive an offer of enrolment.
Use the form below to to enquire about enrolling.
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If you are unsure about anything please contact us and one of our friendly enrolments team members will guide you.