This course is for those seeking employment in the animal care industry. You will learn the skills and knowledge required to provide essential first aid and enrichment activities for animals.
Animal care may occur in a wide variety of workplaces, including retail pet stores, kennels and catteries, shelters, veterinary practices, zoos and others.
|Statement of Attainment - Pet Care Skills|
|18 weeks, approx. 3 hours per week, including some assessment.
Workshops at CIT (2 x 5 hours) including assessment.
The 2022 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course 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.
Likely Job Outcome:
|This course is for new entrants to the animal care industry.
- retail pet stores,
- kennels and catteries,
- veterinary practices,
- zoos and others.
These units will contribute to further study in Companion Animal Services.
Students need to provide their own appropriate outdoor clothing including sturdy shoes for outdoor activities.
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 literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete 2 subjects
Core: Complete all 2
- ACMBEH302 Provide enrichment for animals
CIT Code: ANIM301 Cost: Standard $120.00
Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide enrichment to stimulate, replenish and maintain appropriate behavioural patterns of all animals, including those housed short-term or long-term in an animal care facility.The unit applies to individuals working in the animal care industry where it is necessary to provide enrichment programs for animals. They work under broad direction, typically in a team environment, and are required to take responsibility for their own work, including carrying out assigned tasks, organising processes, solving routine problems and working to schedules. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures according to Commonwealth and state/territory health and safety and animal welfare regulations, legislation and standards that apply to the workplace.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. Prerequisites: Nil
- ACMGEN309 Provide basic animal first aid
CIT Code: ANIM335 Cost: Standard $110.00
Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide essential first aid for animals. The first aider is not expected to deal with complex cases or incidents, but to provide an initial response where first aid is required.The unit applies to individuals working in the animal care and management industry in a range of small to large facilities who may be required to apply animal first aid. They work under broad direction, typically in a team environment, and are required to take responsibility for their own work, including carrying out assigned tasks, organising processes, solving routine problems and working to schedules. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures according to Commonwealth and state/territory health and safety and animal welfare regulations, legislation and standards that apply to the workplace.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. Prerequisites: Nil
|Certificate IV||Veterinary Nursing ACM40418|
|Certificate III||Companion Animal Services ACM30417|
|Certificate II||Animal Studies ACM20117|
|Statement Attainment||Skills for Dog Care|
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email email@example.com