Course Type:
Accredited Course; VDSS
Code:
ACM20121
Campus:
Online/Blended
Completion:
Full
Duration:
1 year
Scored
Assessment:

No
VET in VCE:
Yes
VCAL
Recognition:

Yes
Block Credit:
Yes
Structured
Workplace
Learning:


Strongly Recommended
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Course Overview

This qualification is delivered online with scheduled practical skill days and excursions
over one year. This is a general qualification for entry into sectors of the animal care and
management industry where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as
animal shelters, kennels, catteries, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics. As it is delivered in
an online/blended study mode, it is ideal for students that are studying VCE or VCAL, and
require flexible delivery rather than a commitment to on campus attendance.

Proposed Units

ACMWHS201 Participate in WHS Processes
ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBCMM211 Apply communication skills
ACMGEN203 Feed and water animals
ACMGEN201 Work in the animal care industry
ACMGEN202 Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGEN205 Source and provide information for animal care needs
ACMGEN309 Provide basic animal first aid
ACMSPE320 Provide general care of mammals
ACMGEN204 Assist in health care of animals
ACMSPE316 Provide general care of domestic dogs
ACMEXH308 Develop husbandry guidelines

Pre-Requisites

Nil

Clothing and Equipment

  • Solid, closed in shoes
  • Sun protection
  • Branded uniform shirt will be supplied
  • Students must have access to a computer and Internet

Pathways

  • Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Potential Job Outcomes

  • Animal carer/Shelter attendant
  • Kennel hand

Entry Requirements

  • Students must have access to a minimum of two types of animal species for example a cat, a dog or a bird
  • Students will be required to attend excursions and workshops focussing on the practical aspects of the qualification
  • Online interactive class: Thur 12-2pm
  • Tutorials: Mon 12-1pm & Tues 10am-12pm
  • Three practical skills days: 11 April, 27 June, 19 Sept 2022 (subject to change)