SCHOOLS SHORT COURSE

Working with Animals (Certificate II in Animal Studies) (on campus)

Description

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.

Course Details

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 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.

Location

Gilles Plains

Course Dates

Option 1: Tues 12 Feb to 11 June 2019, Option 2: Fri 15 Feb to 14 June 2019, Option 3: Tues 23 July to 19 Nov 2019, Option 4: Fri 26 July to 22 Nov 2019

Duration

16  Weeks, Part Time

Training Format

Fees

$ 1440
Approximate, may be subject to change.

Selection Criteria

Students in Year 11 and 12

Other Details

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.

  • Accredited Unit Name

    National Code

    Nominal Hours

    Work in the animal care industry

    ACMGAS201

    30

    Participate in workplace communications

    ACMGAS202

    20

    Complete animal care hygiene routines

    ACMGAS203

    30

    Feed and water animals

    ACMGAS204

    40

    Assist in the health care of animals

    ACMGAS205

    40

    Provide basic first aid for animals

    ACMGAS206

    30

    Provide reception services for an animal care facility

    ACMGAS207

    30

    Source information for animal care needs

    ACMGAS208

    40

    Provide information on companion animals, products and services

    ACMGAS209

    40

    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    ACMSUS201

    20

    Participate in workplace health & safety processes

    ACMWHS201

    40

    Balance and secure point of sale terminal

    SIRRRTF001

    20

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