This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
If you're passionate about animals and looking for a career outside of the office then this online Captive Animals Pathway course is ideal for you. Combining two nationally recognised qualifications in one convenient course, you will gain a unique education that will prepare you to work with captive animals in an animal care environment.
This pathway program incorporates the Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110) and the Certificate III in Captive Animals (ACM30310) course to give you a thorough education in everything from caring for dogs and other companion animals as well as caring for common native animals and non-venomous reptiles. Delivered online through Open Colleges, this pathway program is ideal for anyone looking to kick-start their career working with animals!
To successfully complete this course, you will need to complete 160 hours of practical work placement to ensure you graduate job ready. You are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours for the Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110) and a minimum of 80 hours for the Certificate III in Captive Animals (ACM30310) in an animal care environment.
Applicants must be meet the following entry requirements:
Have completed English to Year 10 level
Have completed a certificate II or higher qualification
Have two years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
Areas of study
In this captive animals course, the subjects you may study include: Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110)
ACMGAS201A - Work in the animal care industry
ACMGAS202A - Participate in workplace communications
ACMOHS201A - Participate in occupational health and safety processes
ACMSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ACMGAS204A - Feed and water animals
ACMGAS203A - Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMSPE304A - Provide basic care of dogs
ACMGAS205A - Assist in health care of animals
ACMGAS206A - Provide basic first aid for animals
ACMGAS207A - Provide reception services for an animal care facility
ACMGAS209A - Provide information on companion animals, products and services
ACMGAS208A - Source information for animal care needs
Certificate III in Captive Animals (ACM30310)
ACMCAN301A - Work within a captive animal facility
ACMCAN304A - Prepare and maintain animal housing
ACMCAN305A - Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals
ACMGAS301A - Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
ACMGAS302A - Provide enrichment for animals
ACMGAS303A - Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
ACMOHS301A - Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
ACMSPE303A - Provide basic care of common native mammals
ACMSPE311A - Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles
CMCAN306A - Monitor animal reproduction
ACMCAN311A - Care for young animals
ACMCAN303A - Support collection management
ACMCAN302A - Prepare and present information to the public
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110) and Certificate III in Captive Animals (ACM30310) from North Coast TAFE. From animal husbandry and reproduction to housing and basic animal first aid, this pathway program will ready you for a range of careers in the animal care industry. You will learn how to interact, monitor and observe captive animals in a range of environments from zoos, wildlife parks, theme parks and aquariums. Potential career paths include:
Animal care attendant
Assistant zoo keeper
Trainee zoo keeper
Wildlife animal carer
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RTO 90796 Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.
This online Certificate III in Captive Animals course from North Coast TAFE allows you to pursue an exciting range of employment opportunities in zoos, wildlife parks and other captive animal facilities.