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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
Cost:

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

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.

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. 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

Core - complete all 6 subjects

Electives - complete 9 of 10 subjects

Not all electives will be offered each semester.
  • 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
  • ACMGAS303A  Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
    • CIT Code: ANIM201
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of calculating rations based on animal species needs and availability of feedstuffs.
      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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ACMCAS307A  Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
    • CIT Code: ANIM179
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the process of providing hydro-bathing services for companion animals following industry recognised bathing procedures.
      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

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