QUALIFICATION

Diploma of Animal Technology


National Code: ACM50119
TAFE SA Code: TP01165


Description

Learn how to care for animals in a scientific, research or teaching organisation. You’ll gain skills in containment and exclusion, anaesthesia, non-surgical procedures, compliance, animal health and wellbeing, enrichment, nutritional requirements, simple breeding procedures and workplace safety.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Full Time

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and will be required to provide evidence of this before an offer is made
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$3,213
$6,426
Concession
$119 - $142
$238 - $283

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$7,479
$14,958

This course also has an incidentals cost of $90.00 for Scrub top and Department of Agriculture biosecurity training.

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • Existing worker applicants will be contacted by TAFE SA to verify employment status before offers are made.
    • To access subsidised training you will be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This is the industry qualification for persons aiming to operate at a senior or managerial level and undertaking animal technology functions within a biomedical research or production environment. Job role titles covered by this qualification may include animal technology manager, faculty manager, animal technologist, animal house manager, supervising animal technician.

    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

    Diploma of Animal Technology (ACM50119)
    This qualification provides skills in containment and exclusion, anaesthesia, non-surgical procedures, compliance, animal health and wellbeing, enrichment, nutritional requirements, simple breeding procedures and workplace safety. To complete this qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 5 elective units.

    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.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out advanced breeding procedures 40
    Carry out post-mortem examination of a research animal 80
    Communicate effectively with clients and team members 30
    Conduct euthanasia of research animals 30
    Conduct non-surgical procedures on animals 60
    Manage and maintain the health of research animals 80
    Manage compliance in animal technology 30
    Manage workplace health and safety processes 80
    Monitor and maintain containment and exclusion procedures in animal facilities 60
    Perform aseptic techniques 40
    Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals 60
    Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animals 60
    Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits 40
    Provide enrichment for animals 40
    Work within an animal technology facility 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Comply with industry animal welfare requirements 40
    Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work 100
    Prepare for and assist with aseptic animal surgery 80
    Prepare tissue and cell cultures 50
    Provide basic care of common native mammals 40
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour)
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