This course will give you a taste of what employment opportunities are available in the animal care industry and investigate pathways to further training. Throughout the course students will gain skills required in general animal care, customer service, effective communication, Work health and safety, understanding environmental impacts, hygiene practices and basic animal first aid.
Practical activities include hands on work with live animals, daily hygiene and feeding routines, basic first aid for animals and simulated reception and customer service work.
Deliver of this course is blended; Successful completion of the course requires the student to demonstrate competency in all 12 (twelve) units. Attendance and active participation at all sessions is mandatory.
Theory based activities and assessments will be delivered off campus and supported via online Virtual classrooms utilising Blackboard collaborative through the TAFESA Portal - Learn platform.
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.
Students will require;
- Internet access
- Headset with microphone (Camera is optional)
- A padlock for your day locker during practical sessions on campus (bags, mobile devices including phones are not permitted in practical areas.)
ALL practical sessions require students to adhere to the following Work Health and Safety guidelines and following policies;
- Closed in footwear; Sneakers or Working boots are required
- Long pants; Activewear leggings are not allowed
- Hair Ties; must be tied back if longer then shoulder length
- Jewellery is not permitted; all piercings need to be removed
- Nails must be cut short
- Disposable Laboratory gowns must be worn for every Practical session and are provided at no extra cost.
- Lunch break 12.30pm – 1.30pm This is not supervised period - There is no cafeteria on campus, students must supply their own food and drinks
- Students are not to leave the campus during the break periods, unless their school has advised them that they are permitted to do so.