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Animal Studies - Certificate II (ACM20110-01V03)
Course brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Career area: Primary Industry 
Study area: Veterinary Studies 
National code: ACM20110  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Goulburn  Flexible  36 Weeks 8-Feb-2018  Thu 
Nowra  Part Time Day  18 Weeks 30-Jan-2018  Mon 
Yallah  Part Time Day  18 Weeks 31-Jan-2018  Mon 
Yallah  Flexible  18 Weeks 31-Jan-2018   
Features: Traineeships, School trainees, TVET 
Description: This course is for people wanting to gain experience in working with animals.
It is an entry point into the animal care industry and prepares you for job roles such as an animal attendant in a kennel, cattery, animal shelter or pet shop.

The course enables you to develop skills and knowledge required for the care and maintenance of animals in a variety of workplaces. You will learn about the animal care industry and careers available in its many sectors.

Whilst undertaking this course it is highly recommended that you seek to gain a period of work experience in an animal care workplace. This will allow you to practise what you have learnt and experience what it is like to work with others in an animal care facility.

By completing the course, you will be able to catch and handle a range of animals, feed and water animals, complete animal care hygiene routines, assist in the health care of animals and communicate effectively with supervisors and colleagues.

Pathways from this course include higher level qualifications in animal studies animal technology, captive animals, companion animal services and veterinary nursing. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualifiation.

Pathways into the qualification
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Pathways for candidates considering this qualification inlude:

- direct entry, including VET in Schools
- after achieving ACM10110 Certificate I in Animal Studies
- limited vocational training and/or work experience

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

It is recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner have access to an animal care workplace. 
Learning pathways: Pathways from the qualification
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After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:
- ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies
- ACM30210 Certificate III in Animal Technology
- ACM30310 Certificate III in Captive Animals
- ACM30410 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
- ACM30612 Certificate III in Pet Grooming
- ACM40410 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing 
Career opportunities: Animal attendant, animal carer. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Goulburn
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Goulburn Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate II in Animal Studies 
Offering code: 18GLB-009 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Day/s: Thursday Time: 9:00am Block: C Floor: 1 Room: 11 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 8 February 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm
About: There is a compulsory orientation day on Wednesday 7 February from 9:00am to 4:00pm in Block C Level 1 Room C.1.11. Student workshop days are held fortnightly to a month apart on Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm commenicng Thursday 8 February 2018.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 270 hours. This includes approximately 234 hours of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills:
This is a Certificate II level course. Individuals undertaking this course will be required to undertake one or more of the activities listed above.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO’s https://www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/support-for-students website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

This is a general pre-vocational qualification and includes job titles such as animal care attendant, animal shelter attendant, kennel hand, cattery attendant, pet shop attendant and assistant dog groomer. Completion of this course gives you credit towards further study in the Certificate III in Animal Studies, Companion Animal Services and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. To complete this course you are required to complete 80 hours of work experience within the industry.
Target group: Pre-employment 
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Application next steps: Thanks for your application! A TAFE Illawarra staff member will soon be in contact to guide you through the next steps. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,120
Second qualification $1,340
Concession $160
Exemption $0
Full Fee $4,110
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: There is a compulsory orientation day Wednesday 7 February 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Goulburn Campus Block C Level 1 Room C.1.11. Student workshop days are held fortnightly to a month apart on Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm commenicng Thursday 8 February 2018.

Recognition:
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123
Location: Nowra
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Nowra Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate II in Animal Studies 
Offering code: 18NWR-015 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Monday’s 9.00 am to 3.30 pm Block P Ground Floor Room 02 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 30 January 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 3:30pm
About: You will have an orientation day at Nowra Campus on Monday 29th January 2018 from 9am to 11am. Please ensure that you have made a payment for your course before attending so we can finalise your enrolment. Your classes commence Monday 5th February 2018 at Nowra Campus in classroom P.G.02 and run each week during Term from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm. If you require any further information at the time please call our Customer Service Centre on 1300 766 123.

Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 108 face to face supervised hours.

There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills: This is a Certificate II level course. Skills to study effectively include reading and writing to interpret information, the ability to work a team, receive and act on instructions and communicate with others.

If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

Are you an animal lover looking to put your passion to practial use while developing animal care skills? This is an entry level course aimed at students that would like to seek employment opportunities as an animal care or shelter attendant, kennel hand or cattery attendant, pet shop attendant, an assistant dog groomer or perhaps in the veterinary industry. This Certificate II will teach you specific animal care and handling skills as well as improve your ability to work in the industry by communicating more effectively with your supervisors and colleagues. It will enable to to consider further study pathways such as Certificate III in Companion Animal Services, Certificate III in Animal Studies or Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (working in a vet clinic).

This qualification consists of 7 core units and 5 electives. You will need writing materials and access to a computer.
This is a Certificate II level course. Skills to study effectively include reading and writing to interpret information, the ability to work a team, receive and act on instructions and communicate with others.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,120
Second qualification $1,340
Concession $160
Exemption $0
Full Fee $4,110
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: You will have an orientation day at Nowra Campus on Monday 29th January 2018 from 9am to 11am. Please ensure that you have made a payment for your course before attending so we can finalise your enrolment. Your classes commence Monday 5th February 2018 at Nowra Campus in classroom P.G.02 and run each week during Term from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm. If you require any further information at the time please call our Customer Service Centre on 1300 766 123.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.
There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.
You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123
Location: Yallah
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Yallah Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate II in Animal Studies 
Offering code: 18YLH-011 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: This course is offered part time day on a Monday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Yallah Campus Block A Level 1 Room AF11. 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 31 January 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm
About: You will have an orientation day at Yallah Campus on Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 9:00am to 12noon. Please ensure you have made a payment for your course before attending so your enrolment can be finalised. Classes commence on Monday 5 February 2018 at Yallah in Block AF Room AF11 and run each week during term from 09.00am to 4:00pm. If you require any further information please contact Customer Service on 131 601.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 270 hours. This includes approximately 108 hours of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills:
This is a Certificate II level course. Individuals undertaking this course will be required to undertake one or more of the activities listed above.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO’s https://www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/support-for-students website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

Are you an animal lover looking to put your passion to practical use while developing animal care skills? This course is an entry level course providing general training for people seeking employment in the animal industry and is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to work successfully in the animal care sector. This course also establishes foundation skills and knowledge required by those who wish to pursue further studies in this area.

Students will receive training in the day to day duties and care of animals which includes feeding, maintaining hygiene and housing, health observation, enrichment and ensuring animal safety and well-being. Components of customer service and knowledge of products and services are included.

This course is conducted over one semester, with practical components of the course completed within the Animal Facilities at Yallah Campus - just down the road from Wollongong. Potential careers from this course can include Animal Aare Attendant, Cattery and Kennel Attendant, pet store Employee, Shelters and Animal Rescue Assistant. It will enable students to consider further study pathways such as Certificate III in Companion Animal Services, Certificate III in Animal Studies or Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (working in a vet clinic).
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,120
Second qualification $1,340
Concession $160
Exemption $0
Full Fee $4,110
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: Thank you for your payment and welcome. If you require any further information please contact Customer Service on 131 601.

There is an orientation day at Yallah Campus on Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 9:00am to 12noon. Please ensure you have made a payment for your course prior to orientation so your enrolment can be finalised. Classes commence on Monday 5 February 2018 at Yallah Campus, Block AF Room AF11.

Recognition:
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123
Location: Yallah
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Yallah Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate II in Animal Studies Distance Education (Flexible Delivery) 
Offering code: 18YLH-012 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: This course is offered via distance education (flexible delivery). 
Hours per week: 1.7 
Starting from: 31 January 2018 
About: This course is a flexible delivery (Distance Education) option. Students must have a minimum of eight hours per week work experience (paid or voluntary - can be completed in blocks) in the Animal Care industry during the course and will be required to attend occasional workshops to support their skills training. These workshops will be held at Yallah Campus, just down the road from Wollongong.

There is an Orientation Day at Yallah Campus on Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 9:00am to 12noon. Please ensure you have made a payment for your course before attending so your enrolment can be finalised. Your teacher will be in contact with you directly to assist you with this flexible delivery course.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 270 hours. This includes approximately 30.6 hours of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills:
This is a Certificate II level course. Individuals undertaking this course will be required to undertake one or more of the activities listed above.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO’s https://www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/support-for-students website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

Are you an animal lover looking to put your passion to practical use while developing animal care skills? This is an entry level course aimed at students who would like to seek employment opportunities as an animal care or shelter attendant, kennel hand or cattery attendant, pet shop attendant, an assistant dog groomer or perhaps in the veterinary industry.

This Certificate II course will teach you specific animal care and handling skills as well as improve your ability to work in the industry by communicating more effectively with your supervisors and colleagues. It will enable you to consider further study pathways such as Certificate III in Companion Animal Services, Certificate III in Animal Studies or Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (working in a vet clinic).

This qualification consists of seven core units and five electives. You will need writing materials and access to a computer.

TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO flexbile delivery courses are:
• Easy to use
• Designed to help you learn new skills
• Structured around real, work-based practices to help you get work ready and get a better job.

Flexible learning gives you the flexibility to study when and where you like. While you won’t be going to a campus every day, you’ll be able to connect with your teacher and other students via email, phone and at workshops.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling

 
Application next steps: Thank you for your application.

As entry into your course requires a work placement, your application will not be considered until you provide details of an appropriate animal care workplace for your course. Please email the following details to AnScAgYallahNowra@tafensw.edu.au:

• your name and the course you have applied for
• the name of your work placement, their phone number, email address and a contact person’s name
• include details of the agreed hours/days for your attendance at the workplace.

Your workplace will be contacted for confirmation prior to your course application being deemed successful.

A TAFE NSW staff member will then be in contact to guide you through the next steps. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,120
Second qualification $1,340
Concession $160
Exemption $0
Full Fee $4,110
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: Thank you for your payment and welcome. If you require any further information please contact Customer Service on 131 601.

There is an orientation day at Yallah Campus on Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 9:00am to 12noon. Please ensure you have made a payment for your course prior to orientation so your enrolment can be finalised. Your teacher will then contact you to assist you with this flexible delivery course.

Recognition:
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123