This course is designed to provide students with general animal care information, whilst also providing pathways to further training.
Practical activities will include companion animal handling, basic first aid for animals and simulated work activities.
This is an online course with a compulsory 8 day practical block placement (run over 2 weeks) at Gilles Plains Campus. Course duration is 16 weeks with an intake in semesters 1 and 2, 2020. Practical block dates to be confirmed.
Choosing a TAFE SA course for school students is a great way to get a vocational qualification while you’re still in high school. You may also gain valuable credits towards your SACE Certificate, an apprenticeship, or a diploma or university.
TAFE SA Courses for School students gives you a taste of what higher education is all about, makes you work-ready, and helps you build practical skills in an adult-learning environment.
Semester 1 and Semester 2, 2019 and 2020
Approximate, may be subject to change.
Students in Year 11 and 12
Participating students must wear comfortable clothing and closed-in shoes.
Nails must be short and hair tied back.
Disposable laboratory gowns will be provided.
No prior experience with animals is required.
Handling of animals is included, therefore TAFE SA must be informed of phobias and/or allergies.