Certificate III in Companion Animal Services (ACM30410)
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Animal Industries Resource Centre (RTO 31424)
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.
The Certificate III in Companion Animal Services course offered by the Animal Industries Resource Centre through Open Colleges will give you a nationally recognised qualification and high quality training in companion animal services and care.
This course is ideal for animal lovers who seek to work in pet stores, kennels and catteries, or those who would like to begin assisting dog trainers or vets. You can complete this course online and get the hands-on experience you need with practical learning and work placement training.
Applicants must also meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:
Have completed Year 10 or equivalent
Have a relevant qualification
Have relevant vocational experience.
Be at least 16 years of age.
Areas of study
In this online companion animal services certificate program, the subjects you'll study include: Core units:
Work effectively in the companion animal industry
Complete animal care hygiene routines
Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work
Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care
Provide advice on selection and care of aquatic animals
Capture, handle and transport companion animals
Maintain aquascapes and aquatic animals
Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
Provide enrichment for animals
Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
Provide basic care of birds
Provide basic care of common native mammals
Provide basic care of dogs
Provide basic care of domestic cats
Provide basic care of freshwater fish
Provide basic care of mammals
Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
Provide reception services for an animal care facility
This online animal services course will give you the skills and training to work confidently and competently providing animal care and services. You will gain a nationally recognised qualification from a leading animal care education provider and acquire specific knowledge about the care and handling of a variety of common domestic animals.
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.