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Certificate III in Companion Animal Services ACM30410

Overview

This program will give you training involved in the care of a variety of animals involving tasks like feeding, maintaining hygiene, maintaining housing, grooming and providing information to the public on products and services.

Qualification: Certificate III in Companion Animal Services ACM30410
Program No: C3-FE18
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: One semester full time or 2 semesters part-time
Likely Job Outcome: Animal care duties under supervision in a kennel, cattery, pet shop, grooming salon, dog washing salon.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification you should seek to gain a period of work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace. You will be required to wear suitable protective clothing when dealing with animals and in the laboratory.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must have an ACT Year 10 Certificate (or equivalent) or be mature age or have a Vocational Education and Training Certificate II qualification. Students may be required to attend an interview and/or skills assessment.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

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  • ACMCAS301A  Work effectively in the companion animal industry
    • CIT Code: ANIM155
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the process of working effectively on an individual basis and with others within the companion animal industry.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMCAS306A  Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
    • CIT Code: ANIM178
      Cost: $190.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of providing animal grooming services for companion animals to maintain/restore animal comfort within an established grooming environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS203A  Complete animal care hygiene routines
    • CIT Code: ANIM194
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the responsibilities and procedures required to provide daily care of animals, including the cleaning of animal housing and grooming or cleaning of animals under supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS301A  Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
    • CIT Code: ANIM199
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of following animal health management practices to monitor animal health via daily observations of behaviour and condition.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS302A  Provide enrichment for animals
    • CIT Code: ANIM200
      Cost: $180.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of providing behavioural management and enrichment to stimulate, replenish and maintain appropriate behavioural patterns of animals.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMINF301A  Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work
    • CIT Code: ANIM206
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process required to comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care workplaces and relevant field locations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMSPE302A  Provide basic care of birds
    • CIT Code: ANIM208
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of identifying birds and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements, assisting with behavioural requirements and basic preventative health measures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMSPE307A  Provide basic care of freshwater fish
    • CIT Code: ANIM213
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of identifying freshwater fish and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements as well as assisting with behavioural requirements and preventative health measures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMSPE310A  Provide basic care of mammals
    • CIT Code: ANIM216
      Cost: $180.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of identifying mammals and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements, assisting with behavioural and basic preventative health measures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMSPE312A  Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
    • CIT Code: ANIM218
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of identifying rodents and rabbits and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements, assisting with behavioural requirements and basic preventative health measures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS202A  Participate in workplace communications
    • CIT Code: COMM361
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the process of effectively participating in workplace communications in an animal care and management environment.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMSUS201A  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: ENVI192
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process required to measure current resource use effectively and to carry out improvements, including those that will reduce the negative environment impacts of work practices.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMCAN311A  Care for young animals
    • CIT Code: ANIM169
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of monitoring the general health and wellbeing of young animals that may be either rescued native wildlife or captive animals being naturally or artificially reared.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMOHS301A  Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
    • CIT Code: OHSS423
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the process required by an employee to contribute to occupational health and safety (OHS) processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the work output of others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS206A  Provide basic first aid for animals
    • CIT Code: VETN158
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the process of providing essential first aid for animals by recognising and responding to an emergency using basic first aid measures. The first aider is not expected to deal with complex casualties or incidents, but to provide an initial response where first aid is required.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing ACM40412
Non-Accredited Training Basic First Aid for Dogs

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au