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If you're interested in a career looking after animals then look no further than this unique study opportunity. Combining two qualifications from two of Australia's leading animal care course providers, this pathway will give you the skills to stand out from the crowd.
Study the Companion Animal Services Pathway and you will study two nationally recognised qualifications: the Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110) and the Certificate III in Companion Animal Services (ACM30410).Through both qualifications, you will gain skills in basic first aid for animals, working in the animal care industry, transporting companion animals, monitoring animal health and wellbeing and complying with infection control policies.
With both qualifications under your belt, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of the animal care industry, including sustainable work practices, animal hygiene routines, basic care of cats and dogs, animal first aid and animal health and wellbeing.
To successfully complete this course, you will need to complete 125 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 45 hours for the Certificate III in Companion Animal Services (ACM30410) in an animal care environment.
Applicants must be meet the following entry requirements:
In this animal care course, the subjects you may study include: Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110)
Certificate III in Companion Animal Services (ACM30410)
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110) and Certificate III in Companion Animal Services (ACM30410) from North Coast TAFE and Open Colleges.
Take advantage of this unique pathway course and walk away with two qualifications, ensuring you'll have a competitive edge over other job applicants. Completion of this course will ready you for potential career outcomes such as animal care attendant, pet exerciser and pet shop employee.
Curious about where a career in animal care could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:
|Pay in weekly instalments||Pay in full|
|Pay just $85.97 per week with a $100 deposit||Pay $5,032 upfront and save 20%|
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