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Certificate II in Animal Studies

Career Area:Animal & Equine Studies 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.

Career Pathways

Animal attendant, animal carer.

Prior Learning

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

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

Kurri Kurri Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various Part Time Day
Thanks for visiting! Hunter TAFE is taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study, part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225

17KUR-999

The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices are:

First Qualification Fee is $1,120.00
Second Qualification Fee is $1,340.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $160.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. A copy of the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan Agreement can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.
  • ACMGAS201A - Work in the animal care industry
  • ACMGAS202A - Participate in workplace communications
  • ACMGAS203A - Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • ACMGAS204A - Feed and water animals
  • ACMGAS205A - Assist in health care of animals
  • ACMGAS206A - Provide basic first aid for animals
  • ACMGAS207A - Provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • ACMGAS208A - Source information for animal care needs
  • ACMGAS210A - Prepare for and conduct a tour or presentation
  • ACMOHS201A - Participate in occupational health and safety processes
  • ACMSPE302A - Provide basic care of birds
  • ACMSPE303A - Provide basic care of common native mammals
  • ACMSPE304A - Provide basic care of dogs
  • ACMSPE305A - Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • ACMSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Enquire Now
Kurri Kurri Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: Part Time Day, , weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! Hunter TAFE is taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study, part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225
Proposed Timetable:
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices are:

First Qualification Fee is $1,120.00
Second Qualification Fee is $1,340.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $160.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. A copy of the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan Agreement can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.
Units of Competency:
  • ACMGAS201A - Work in the animal care industry
  • ACMGAS202A - Participate in workplace communications
  • ACMGAS203A - Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • ACMGAS204A - Feed and water animals
  • ACMGAS205A - Assist in health care of animals
  • ACMGAS206A - Provide basic first aid for animals
  • ACMGAS207A - Provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • ACMGAS208A - Source information for animal care needs
  • ACMGAS210A - Prepare for and conduct a tour or presentation
  • ACMOHS201A - Participate in occupational health and safety processes
  • ACMSPE302A - Provide basic care of birds
  • ACMSPE303A - Provide basic care of common native mammals
  • ACMSPE304A - Provide basic care of dogs
  • ACMSPE305A - Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • ACMSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Important Information:

Muswellbrook Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various Part Time Day
Thanks for visiting! Hunter TAFE is taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study, part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225

17MUS-999

The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices are:

First Qualification Fee is $1,120.00
Second Qualification Fee is $1,340.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $160.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. A copy of the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan Agreement can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

Electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are available in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore).
  • ACMGAS201A - Work in the animal care industry
  • ACMGAS202A - Participate in workplace communications
  • ACMGAS203A - Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • ACMGAS204A - Feed and water animals
  • ACMGAS205A - Assist in health care of animals
  • ACMGAS206A - Provide basic first aid for animals
  • ACMGAS207A - Provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • ACMGAS208A - Source information for animal care needs
  • ACMOHS201A - Participate in occupational health and safety processes
  • ACMSPE304A - Provide basic care of dogs
  • ACMSPE305A - Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • ACMSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
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
Muswellbrook Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: Part Time Day, , weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! Hunter TAFE is taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study, part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225
Proposed Timetable:
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices are:

First Qualification Fee is $1,120.00
Second Qualification Fee is $1,340.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $160.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. A copy of the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan Agreement can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

Electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are available in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore).
Units of Competency:
  • ACMGAS201A - Work in the animal care industry
  • ACMGAS202A - Participate in workplace communications
  • ACMGAS203A - Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • ACMGAS204A - Feed and water animals
  • ACMGAS205A - Assist in health care of animals
  • ACMGAS206A - Provide basic first aid for animals
  • ACMGAS207A - Provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • ACMGAS208A - Source information for animal care needs
  • ACMOHS201A - Participate in occupational health and safety processes
  • ACMSPE304A - Provide basic care of dogs
  • ACMSPE305A - Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • ACMSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
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.

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.