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Certificate II in Animal Studies

Product Code:ACM20110-01V03 National Code:ACM20110
Certificate II in Animal StudiesThis 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.

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Career Pathways

Animal attendant, animal carer.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Gosford Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Important Information
04-02-2015 Part Time Day
11hrs/Week for 18 weeks
Currently there are no offerings for this course, please check again later. Alternatively you can enquire about this course by making an enquiry.

15GOS-156

This course runs on campus from 9.00 am – 5.30pm on Wednesdays for 18 weeks. In addition to attending classes students are required to complete work tasks at home for approx. 3 hours per week. Smart and Skilled First Qual: $1,110.00

Total: $1,110.00

The fee displayed for this qualification is the standard first qualification or traineeship fee (where applicable) for training subsidised by the NSW Government.

The full qualification fee for students who do not meet eligibility for training subsidised by the NSW Government is $3710.

Students can pay their fee up front or enquire about the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan. Your fee or instalment plan need to be finalised at enrolment.

A number of programs at Hunter TAFE attract additional costs. Personal costs over and above the student qualification fee may include items such as textbooks, student reference materials, web-based log books, personal protective equipment, tool kits and trade tools.

Specific costs and suppliers will be outlined at the information session or in the first class. Some of these are essential equipment and will become the physical property of the student to retain beyond training and other costs are optional. Students will be required to purchase essential equipment as required.

For more information or to check your eligibility call 131 225.
Other Information

This course has a strong emphasis on the practical skills relating to working with animals so students will be required to attend programed excursions and practical skills sessions to successfully meet competency.

Students are required to comply with WH&S and animal ethics legislative requirements while participating in this course.

Enquire Now
Gosford Campus campus
Semester: Semester 04-02-2015,
Study Options: Part Time Day, 11hrs/Week, 18W weeks
How to Enrol: Currently there are no offerings for this course, please check again later. Alternatively you can enquire about this course by making an enquiry.
Proposed Timetable: This course runs on campus from 9.00 am – 5.30pm on Wednesdays for 18 weeks. In addition to attending classes students are required to complete work tasks at home for approx. 3 hours per week.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled First Qual: $1,110.00

Total: $1,110.00

The fee displayed for this qualification is the standard first qualification or traineeship fee (where applicable) for training subsidised by the NSW Government.

The full qualification fee for students who do not meet eligibility for training subsidised by the NSW Government is $3710.

Students can pay their fee up front or enquire about the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan. Your fee or instalment plan need to be finalised at enrolment.

A number of programs at Hunter TAFE attract additional costs. Personal costs over and above the student qualification fee may include items such as textbooks, student reference materials, web-based log books, personal protective equipment, tool kits and trade tools.

Specific costs and suppliers will be outlined at the information session or in the first class. Some of these are essential equipment and will become the physical property of the student to retain beyond training and other costs are optional. Students will be required to purchase essential equipment as required.

For more information or to check your eligibility call 131 225.
Important Information: Other Information

This course has a strong emphasis on the practical skills relating to working with animals so students will be required to attend programed excursions and practical skills sessions to successfully meet competency.

Students are required to comply with WH&S and animal ethics legislative requirements while participating in this course.

Kurri Kurri Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Important Information
02-02-2015 Part Time Day
11hrs/Week for 18 weeks
Currently there are no offerings for this course, please check again later. Alternatively you can enquire about this course by making an enquiry.

15KUR-155

Classes for this qualification will be on: Tuesday or Thursday at 9:00am to 5:30pm. In addition to attending classes students are required to complete work tasks at home for approx. 3 hours per week. Smart and Skilled First Qual: $1,110.00

Total: $1,110.00

The fee displayed for this qualification is the standard first qualification or traineeship fee (where applicable) for training subsidised by the NSW Government.

The full qualification fee for students who do not meet eligibility for training subsidised by the NSW Government is $3,710.00.

Students can pay their fee up front or enquire about the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan. Your fee or instalment plan need to be finalised at enrolment.

A number of programs at Hunter TAFE attract additional costs. Personal costs over and above the student qualification fee may include items such as textbooks, student reference materials, web-based log books, personal protective equipment, tool kits and trade tools.

Specific costs and suppliers will be outlined at the information session or in the first class. Some of these are essential equipment and will become the physical property of the student to retain beyond training and other costs are optional. Students will be required to purchase essential equipment as required.

For more information or to check your eligibility call 131 225.
Other Information

This course has a strong emphasis on the practical skills relating to working with animals so students will be required to attend programed excursions and practical skills sessions to successfully meet competency.
Students are required to comply with WH&S and animal ethics legislative requirements while participating in this course.

Enquire Now
Kurri Kurri Campus campus
Semester: Semester 02-02-2015,
Study Options: Part Time Day, 11hrs/Week, 18W weeks
How to Enrol: Currently there are no offerings for this course, please check again later. Alternatively you can enquire about this course by making an enquiry.
Proposed Timetable: Classes for this qualification will be on: Tuesday or Thursday at 9:00am to 5:30pm. In addition to attending classes students are required to complete work tasks at home for approx. 3 hours per week.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled First Qual: $1,110.00

Total: $1,110.00

The fee displayed for this qualification is the standard first qualification or traineeship fee (where applicable) for training subsidised by the NSW Government.

The full qualification fee for students who do not meet eligibility for training subsidised by the NSW Government is $3,710.00.

Students can pay their fee up front or enquire about the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan. Your fee or instalment plan need to be finalised at enrolment.

A number of programs at Hunter TAFE attract additional costs. Personal costs over and above the student qualification fee may include items such as textbooks, student reference materials, web-based log books, personal protective equipment, tool kits and trade tools.

Specific costs and suppliers will be outlined at the information session or in the first class. Some of these are essential equipment and will become the physical property of the student to retain beyond training and other costs are optional. Students will be required to purchase essential equipment as required.

For more information or to check your eligibility call 131 225.
Important Information: Other Information

This course has a strong emphasis on the practical skills relating to working with animals so students will be required to attend programed excursions and practical skills sessions to successfully meet competency.
Students are required to comply with WH&S and animal ethics legislative requirements while participating in this course.