Captive Animals Pathway (ACM20110 & ACM30310)

Qualification: Certificate II + Certificate III
Course Code: ACM20110 & ACM30310
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
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Duration: Self-paced; complete within 36 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: North Coast TAFE (RTO 90010)
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.

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About this course

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!

Work placement

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.

Eligibility

Applicants must be meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed English to Year 10 level

OR

  • Have completed a certificate II or higher qualification

OR

  • 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
  • ACMCAN309A - Develop institutional husbandry guidelines

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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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Finance options

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