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.
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.
2020 dates: Option 1 - Tuesdays in Sem 1, 11 Feb to 19 June, 2020. Option 2 - Fridays in Sem 1, 14 Feb to 9 June, 2020. Option 3 - Tuesdays in Sem 2, 21 July to 16 Nov, 2020. Option 4 - Fridays in Sem 2, 24 July to 20 Nov, 2020.
Weeks, Part Time
1440Approximate, 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.
Accredited Unit Name
Work in the animal care industry
Participate in workplace communications
Complete animal care hygiene routines
Feed and water animals
Assist in the health care of animals
Provide basic first aid for animals
Provide reception services for an animal care facility
Source information for animal care needs
Provide information on companion animals, products and services
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Participate in workplace health & safety processes
Balance and secure point of sale terminal
Animal Studies and Veterinary Nursing
Course enquiries and more information
Freecall 1800 882 661