This ACM20117 qualification is in Teach Out. This means it will cease in April 2023. Discuss this with us before you enroll.
Are you a trainee Veterinary Nurse or dedicated Veterinary Receptionist seeking to develop foundational knowledge to support your role? Maybe you would like to 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.
ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies is a nationally recognised course that is conducted online as part-time distance education. The course is streamlined into six modules that deliver all you need to know, with no repetition. Assessments consist of written case studies, online workplace simulation assignments, online exams and practical assessments via video submission.
The course duration is nine months but you can 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.
ACMWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety processes
ACMGAS201 Work in the animal care industry
ACMGAS202 Participate in workplace communications
ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGAS204 Feed and water animals
ACMGAS205 Assist in health care of animals
ACMGAS206 Provide basic first aid for animals
ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ACMVET201 Carry out veterinary nursing reception duties
ACMVET202 Carry out daily clinic routines
ACMVET203 Assist with surgery preparation
ACMGAS209 Provide information on companion animals, products and services
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.
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