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.
There are no entry requirements for this qualifiation.
Pathways into the qualification
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.
Animal attendant, animal carer.
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!