SCHOOLS SHORT COURSE

Certificate II in Animal Studies [ACM20117]

Description

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.

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 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.

Location

Gilles Plains

Course Dates

2021 dates TBA

Duration

16  Weeks, Part Time

Training Format

Fees

$ 1440.00

Other Details

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.

  • Accredited Unit Name

    National Code

    Nominal Hours

    Investigate job opportunities in animal care and related industries

    ACMGAS101

    10

    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

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