Diploma of Animal Technology

Duration (incl. holidays) 52 weeks
Teaching Duration35 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code075283G
National CodeACM50110
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Example Career ProfileAnimal TechnicianAnimal Technician
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This course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work effectively in all aspects of caring for animals in a scientific, research or teaching organisation.


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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    • General IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum of 6.0 in reading, listening and writing,and 5.5 in speaking or equivalent
    • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent

    Work Placement Duration:  175 hours

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    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Animal Technology (ACM50110)
    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. 15 core units plus 8 electives.

    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.

    Credit Transfer

    You will only receive a joint offer for TAFE SA and University if you apply for a Packaged University Program. If the University course that you have selected is not part of a Packaged University Offers, you will need to apply separately to the University for your selected degree program.

    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.

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    Diploma of Animal Technology

    Credit Gained
    UniversityUniversity CoursePointsTime Equiv.Details
    Flinders UniversityBachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour)18 points 6 months Details


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $8500-
    Semester 2AUD $8500-
    Fee TotalsAUD $17000-
    Total Course CostAUD $17000

    * No additional fees are payable e.g. Training Materials, Books etc.

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Students Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

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