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Certificate II in Animal Studies ACM20110

Overview

This qualification is a general pre-vocational qualification aimed for inclusion in a VET in Schools program or as an entry point into the animal care and management industry. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification the learner should seek to gain a period of work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace.

Qualification: Certificate II in Animal Studies ACM20110
Program No: C2-FE17
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 days a week for 1 semester.
Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost: $1,380
Likely Job Outcome: - Animal care attendant
- Animal shelter attendant
- Kennel hand Cattery attendant
- Pet shop attendant
- Assistant dog groomer
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

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To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • 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. 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 Foundation Skills 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

Complete 12 Subjects (7 Core and 5 Electives)

Core - complete all 7

  • ACMOHS201A Participate in occupational health and safety processes
    • CIT Code: OHSS404
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process required for an entry level employee to participate in occupational health and safety (OHS) processes in the workplace, in order to ensure their own health and safety at work, as well as that of others in the workplace who may be affected by their actions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS201A Work in the animal care industry
    • CIT Code: ANIM193
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the terminology, culture and working conditions of an animal care workplace when working on an individual basis and with others.
      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
  • 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
  • ACMGAS204A Feed and water animals
    • CIT Code: ANIM195
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of preparing, presenting and distributing food and water for animals under supervision and according to workplace diet requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS205A Assist in health care of animals
    • CIT Code: ANIM196
      Cost: $180.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of providing assistance to experienced staff in the capture, restraint and assessment of animals and the preparation, application and documentation of treatments.
      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

Electives - Complete 5 - not all electives will be offered every semester

Group A - Complete 3 
  • 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
  • ACMGAS207A Provide reception services for an animal care facility
    • CIT Code: ANIM197
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of coordinating client (animal owner) appointments or bookings and undertaking office administration and basic financial tasks for an animal care facility.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS208A Source information for animal care needs
    • CIT Code: ANIM198
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the processes required to gather information on medications and services for animals and relate these to individual animal requirements and audience needs.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS209A Provide information on companion animals, products and services
    • CIT Code: ANIM127
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of providing basic information to customers on companion animal training, grooming and/or breeding establishments, and on products and services in a range of companion animal settings.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS210A Prepare for and conduct a tour or presentation
    • CIT Code: VETN159
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of preparing for a tour or presentation within an animal care facility and conducting it to meet the needs of a wide range of audiences.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMVET201A Carry out veterinary nursing reception duties
    • CIT Code: VETN160
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of compiling patient (animal) and client (animal owner) histories, maintaining records and consulting the veterinarian as required.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMVET202A Carry out daily clinic routines
    • CIT Code: VETN161
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the process of treating patients (animals) on a daily basis, maintaining clinic hygiene and assisting with inventory and clinic security.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMVET203A Assist with surgery preparation
    • CIT Code: VETN162
      Cost: $180.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of assisting with the preparation of patients (animals) and the theatre for surgery, providing pre- and post-operative patient care and cleaning surgical and theatre equipment in a veterinary clinic
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Group B - may complete 2

  • ACMSPE301A Provide basic care of amphibians
    • CIT Code: ANIM207
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of identifying amphibians and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements, assisting with behaviour requirements and basic preventative health measures.
      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
  • ACMSPE303A Provide basic care of common native mammals
    • CIT Code: ANIM209
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of identifying common native mammals, their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements, assisting with behaviour requirements and basic preventative health measures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMSPE304A Provide basic care of dogs
    • CIT Code: ANIM210
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of identifying dogs and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements, assisting with behavioural requirements and basic preventative health measures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMSPE305A Provide basic care of domestic cats
    • CIT Code: ANIM211
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of identifying domestic cats and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements, assisting with behavioural requirements and basic preventative health measures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMSPE306A Provide basic care of marine fish
    • CIT Code: ANIM212
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of identifying marine fish and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements and assisting with behavioural requirements and 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
  • ACMSPE308A Provide basic care of marine aquatic invertebrates
    • CIT Code: ANIM214
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of identifying marine aquatic invertebrates and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements as well as assisting with behavioural requirements and preventative health measures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMSPE309A Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates
    • CIT Code: ANIM215
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the process of identifying terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates 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
  • ACMSPE311A Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles
    • CIT Code: ANIM217
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of identifying reptiles and their behavioural and physical needs, providing daily care requirements for non-venomous reptiles as well as assisting with behavioural requirements and 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

Related Courses

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing ACM40412
Certificate III Companion Animal Services ACM30410
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