CERTIFICATE II IN
ANIMAL CARE INDUSTRY PATHWAYS
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE COVER?
ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care
Assist in the health care of animals
Work in the animal care industry
Effective work practices
Feed and water animals
Handling and caring for dogs and cats
This course delivers the knowledge and skills to care for companion animals in shelters, pet shops, day care, boarding facilities, under supervision.
Study on your couch, in the park, on your break at work. Even though you are studying via distance education you will not be alone
Heaps of support from your course trainers and mentor (phone, email, Zoom)
24-hour access to course materials
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
Easy to follow, comprehensive course materials
Distance, study at your own pace. Theory and practical assessments.
Theory assessment task activities shall be able to be undertaken outside the
Practical assessment tasks shall be undertaken on the job at an animal shelter, boarding facility, or any other approved animal care facility.
The distance course delivery also allows students to continue to complete the course in the event of further COVID19 restrictions.
12 months and 910 hours
The study load per week over a 52-week period will require on average approximately 12-14 study hours per week.
You must be18 years of age AND are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2 OR
equivalent Certificate II OR similar qualification.
Flexible Payment Plans: From as little as $75 per week. Visit our website for the weekly and monthly payment options.
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
7 core units of competency:
ACMGEN201 Work in the animal care industry
ACMGEN202 Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGEN203 Feed and water animals
ACMGEN204 Assist in health care of animals
ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ACMWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety processes
BSBCMM211 Apply communication skills
5 set elective units of competency:
ACMGEN309 Provide basic animal first aid
ACMGEN310 Provide reception services for an animal care facility
ACMVET201 Assist with veterinary nursing reception duties
ACMSPE316 Provide general care of domestic dogs
ACMSPE317 Provide general care of domestic cats
This qualification does NOT require you to organize or be employed in an Animal Care workplace before you commence or enroll in our courses.
Working with animals has become an ever increasingly popular career choice. Australia's economy is moving from resources to services. For many, working with animals is a rewarding career change that allows them to fulfill a lifelong dream and passion.
Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with over 60% of Australian households owing a pet.
Pet services are the fastest growing product segment in the industry - grooming salons and puppy schools.
In 2018 the industry included 11,826 people employed as veterinarians and 11,458 as veterinary nurses, as well as an additional 5,000 support staff. This sector of the industry has grown significantly since 2000, when there were just 13,175 people employed in the sector.
Veterinary Services tripled from approximately 12,500 in 2000 to 37,500 in 2020
Sources: IBISWorld.com Pet and Pet Supplies Retailers in Australia
FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS
This course is a pathway to an exciting career in the rapidly growing animal care industry and other education opportunities.
This Certificate II in Animal Care delivers the skills and knowledge for new entrants to the animal care industry.
Your Certificate II in Animal Care is a great pathway to the Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
A Pre-Enrolment Information Pack must be read and understood prior to completing, signing and submitting your enrolment application.
If you are already working in animal care sector and gained the knowledge and skills from their previous experiences.
Your will be formally recognizing this through a process known as RPL.
Our accredited training provides you with
Comprehensive course manuals
Online learning tools
A personal student mentor
additional study resources
Commence ACM10121 Certificate II in Animal Care Industry Pathways with us today to take the next step forward in your career.