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Certificate III in Captive Animals ACM30317

Overview

This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at pre-trade level and undertaking animal care functions in a captive animal facility or institution.

Qualification: Certificate III in Captive Animals ACM30317
Program No: C3-HS34
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 semesters, 2 days per week attendance at CIT (approx. 6 hours per day) and online study. An additional time of approximately 5 hours per week of independent learning.

You will be required to undertake a voluntary industry placement at NZA, Tidbinbilla, Mulligans flat, Reptile Zoo that will be under the supervision of a Zoo keeper (1 day per week) and may include weekends.
Cost Info:

The 2019 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once.

Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.

Costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance.

Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.

Indicative Cost: $1,677.00
Likely Job Outcome: Job roles covered by this qualification may include:

- Trainee keeper
- Pre-trade keeper
- Assistant keeper
- Animal care attendant
- Wildlife animal carer
Enrolment Type: Portfolio - Standard
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Timetable Information

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Additional Information

You may be required to undertake an interview to determine if the course is suitable for you.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

To support your successful participation in this program, preference will be given to applicants who have had experience in either study or working in the captive animal care industry.

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 16 subjects

Core: Complete all 11

  • ACMGAS301   Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
    • CIT Code: ANIM245
      Cost: Standard $107.50
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to follow animal health management practices to monitor animal health via daily observations of behaviour and condition.This unit is applicable to those working in animal care industry sectors where it may be necessary to care for a range of animal species and to monitor the wellbeing of healthy, ill or injured animals by observing and measuring indicators of ideal and poor development or response to treatments. These animals may be being kept long-term in the workplace or being raised or prepared for sale, rehousing or release to their native habitat.This unit applies to individuals who work under broad supervision and provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable problems.Regulatory requirements apply to this unit but vary according to state/territory jurisdictions. Users are advised to check with the relevant regulatory authority.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS302   Provide enrichment for animals
    • CIT Code: ANIM246
      Cost: Standard $186.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide behavioural management and enrichment to stimulate, replenish and maintain appropriate behavioural patterns of animals.The unit applies to individuals working under supervision in the animal care industry where it may be necessary to provide enrichment activities for animals. The animals may be housed long-term in an animal care facility, being raised or prepared for sale, or rehoused prior to release into their native habitat.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS303   Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
    • CIT Code: ANIM247
      Cost: Standard $129.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to calculate rations based on animal species needs and availability of foodstuffs.The unit applies to individuals working under supervision in the animal care industry where it may be necessary to plan nutritional requirements for animals, including but not restricted to companion animals in pet shops, boarding kennels and catteries, dog and cat breeding establishments, research technology animals, native and exotic animals in zoos, wildlife parks and animal rescue and rehabilitation facilities.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMSUS201   Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: ANIM262
      Cost: Standard $43.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to measure current resource use effectively, and to carry out improvements, including those that will reduce the negative impacts of work practices on the environment.This unit applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context.Work routines meet organisational and compliance requirements for ethical handling and welfare of animals, environmental sustainability, work health and safety, and biosecurity appropriate to the work role.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMWHS301   Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
    • CIT Code: ANIM267
      Cost: Standard $107.50
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, support and contribute to work health and safety processes in an animal care environment.This unit applies to individuals who have responsibility for maintaining work health and safety as part of their role, including duty of care for other workers. They contribute to work health and safety compliance in addition to their main duties.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMCAN301   Work within a captive animal facility
    • CIT Code: ANIM287
      Cost: Standard $129.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a captive animal facility. It includes identifying, handling and caring for animals while complying with facility policies and procedures. This unit applies to individuals who are required to take responsibility for their own work with limited responsibility for other workers and volunteers.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMCAN302   Prepare and present information to the public
    • CIT Code: ANIM288
      Cost: Standard $86.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and present information to members of the public about captive animals.This unit applies to wildlife animal keepers or carers who are required to take responsibility for their own work with limited responsibility for other workers and volunteers.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMCAN304   Prepare and maintain animal housing
    • CIT Code: ANIM289
      Cost: Standard $108.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to determine housing needs for particular animal species. It includes preparation, cleaning and routine tasks required to maintain the hygiene and appearance of an enclosure or exhibit.This unit applies to wildlife animal keepers or carers who are required to take responsibility for their own work with limited responsibility for other workers and volunteers.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMCAN305   Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals
    • CIT Code: ANIM290
      Cost: Standard $129.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with, capture and restrain animals that may need rescue and moving from one location to another.This unit applies to wildlife animal keepers or carers who work in a captive animal facility, under the direction of a more experienced staff member.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMCAN306   Monitor animal reproduction
    • CIT Code: ANIM291
      Cost: Standard $86.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and monitor reproduction needs in accordance with the institution's breeding plan. Animals in the reproduction program may be either naturally or artificially reared.This unit applies to wildlife animal keepers or carers working in a captive animal facility, under the direction of a more experienced staff member.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMCAN311   Care for young animals
    • CIT Code: ANIM292
      Cost: Standard $86.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor the general health and wellbeing of young animals that may be either rescued native wildlife or captive animals being naturally or artificially reared.This unit applies to wildlife animal keepers or carers who work in a captive animal facility, under the direction of a more experienced staff member.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 5

  • ACMSPE302   Provide basic care of birds
    • CIT Code: ANIM251
      Cost: Standard $136.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify birds and their behavioural and physical needs and provide daily care requirements.The unit applies to individuals working in the animal care industry where it may be necessary to care for commonly kept avicultural birds. This may include animal shelters or rehabilitation organisations, pet shops, breeding establishments, zoos or similar workplaces. In some cases, birds may have been rescued from the wild, and successful rehabilitation is required to restore bird health and wellbeing before releasing back to their natural environment.This unit applies to individuals who work under broad supervision and provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable problems.Regulatory requirements apply to this unit but vary according to state/territory jurisdictions. Users must check with the relevant regulatory authority before delivery.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMSPE311   Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles
    • CIT Code: ANIM260
      Cost: Standard $86.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify non-venomous reptiles and their behavioural and physical needs, and provide daily care requirements.This unit applies to individuals working in the animal care industry where it may be necessary to care for non-venomous reptiles. This may include animal shelters or rehabilitation organisations, zoos or similar workplaces. In some cases, animals may have been rescued from the wild, and successful rehabilitation is required to restore animal health and wellbeing before releasing back to their natural environment.The unit applies to individuals who work under broad supervision and provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable problems.Regulatory requirements apply to this unit but vary according to state/territory jurisdictions. Users must check with the relevant regulatory authority before delivery.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMCAN303   Support collection management
    • CIT Code: ANIM293
      Cost: Standard $86.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to support collection management for captive animals.This unit applies to wildlife animal keepers or carers who are required to take responsibility for their own work with limited responsibility for other workers and volunteers.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMCAN307   Rehabilitate native wildlife
    • CIT Code: ANIM294
      Cost: Standard $86.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide immediate care for rescued native wildlife and rehabilitating animals.This unit applies to wildlife animal keepers or carers who work in a captive animal facility, under the direction of a more experienced staff member.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMCAN308   Release native animals to natural environment
    • CIT Code: ANIM295
      Cost: Standard $65.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and successfully release native wildlife into their natural environment. This unit applies to wildlife animal keepers or carers who work in a captive animal facility, under the direction of a more experienced staff member.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMCAN309   Develop institutional husbandry guidelines
    • CIT Code: ANIM296
      Cost: Standard $43.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to research, consult with others and write institutional husbandry guidelines for a particular species. This unit applies to wildlife animal keepers or carers who work in a captive animal facility, under the direction of a more experienced staff member.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS306   Assist with conditioning animals
    • CIT Code: ANIM297
      Cost: Standard $86.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to condition animals in order to modify their behaviour through assisting with formulating and demonstrating a conditioning plan, based on operant conditioning techniques.This unit applies to individuals working as animal keepers and carers, who are expected to perform tasks under supervision. These individuals work under broad supervision and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources. Work routines must meet organisational and compliance requirements for ethical handling and welfare of animals, work health and safety, and biosecurity appropriate to the work role.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ACMGAS206   Provide basic first aid for animals
    • CIT Code: ANIM240
      Cost: Standard $144.50
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide 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.This unit is applicable to new entrants to the animal care and management industry. Animal care may occur in a wide variety of workplaces, including retail pet stores, kennels and catteries, shelters, veterinary practices, zoos, animal research facilities and others.This unit applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) generally have the same meaning in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the national model WHS legislation has not been implemented, RTOs must contextualise the unit of competency by referring to current OHS legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing ACM40412
Certificate III Companion Animal Services ACM30417
Certificate II Animal Studies ACM20117

More Information

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