Agriculture & Science

Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing

Study Areas
Course Types

Certificate II in Animal Studies

Duration Up to 6 months Part Time
National CodeACM20110
TAFE SA CodeTP00008
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileAnimal AttendantAnimal Attendant
FacultiesPrimary Industries and Science,  Veterinary and Applied Science Centre
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Campus Locations for Course Delivery


Campus/Delivery SATAC
Application Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
1Gilles Plains540300Apply Now On & Off CampusPTDay Only
1Gilles Plains540322Apply Now On CampusPTDay Only
1x PLEASE NOTE: This course is intended for people who are not attending high school / secondary school. If you are currently still enrolled in high school or a Flexible Learning Option (FLO) student, please contact the Veterinary and Applied Science Centre on 8207 1240 and ask to speak with someone regarding the VET for Schools programs.

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

    Course Notes & Special Requirements

    • If there are more applicants than available places, TAFE SA will make offers based on date of application.

    How to Apply

    Award Courses

    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Job role titles covered by this qualification may include: Animal Care Attendant; Animal Shelter Attendant; Kennel Hand; Cattery Attendant; Pet Shop Attendant; Assistant Dog Groomer.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110)
    This qualification is a general pre-vocational qualification aimed as an entry point into the animal care and management industry. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification students should seek to gain a period of work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

    To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.