This nationally accredited course will cover all aspects of safely and correctly implanting microchips in dogs and cats including; preparation of the equipment required, preparation of the animal, undertaking the implantation process, conducting post-implantation procedures and maintaining records.

Participants who successfully complete both the theoretical and practical assessments for this course will receive a statement of attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency ‘ACMMIC401 Implant microchip in cats and dogs’.

On 1 July 2018 new laws commenced requiring all cats and dogs in South Australia to be microchipped and for all microchip implanters to be accredited. On completion of this course you will receive a logbook to complete if you wish to become recognised as a registered implanter by the Dog and Cat Management Board.

Download the ‘SA Microchipping Laws & Approval of Microchippers’ information sheet from the Additional Files Resources section below for more details.

Attendees will be required to bring 1 un-microchipped cat AND 1 un-microchipped dog for their use on the day. These animals should be in good health and of a suitable temperament for a microchip to be implanted whilst conscious.

For registration reasons, students must purchase 2 microchips on the day for $15 each. Payment can be made in cash or card.

If you wish to attend this course but are having difficulties sourcing animals or have additional animals you would like to have microchipped, please contact the course coordinator via email

  • Participants must bring 1 un-microchipped cat AND 1 un-microchipped dog on the day. For questions or more information please contact

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Dates to be advised

Class Times
1 day x 7 hours
Student Visa (500)

Current VISA holders eligible

Cost Information
Students must purchase 2 microchips on the day of the course for $15 each.



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