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Animal Studies - Certificate III (ACM30110-01V02)
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Career area: Primary Industry 
Study area: Veterinary Studies 
National code: ACM30110  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Goulburn  Flexible  36 Weeks 8-Feb-2018  Thu 
Tafe Digital  Online  36 Weeks 5-Feb-2018   
Yallah  Flexible  36 Weeks 30-Jan-2018   
Yallah  Part Time Day  36 Weeks 31-Jan-2018  Tue 
Features: Traineeships, TVET 
Description: This course is for people wanting to increase their experience in working with animals. It is a general animal care qualification to prepare you for job roles such as an animal care receptionist/support officer, animal control and regulation assistant, animal shelter assistant, animal health officer on indigenous communities or an assistant animal welfare officer.

The course enables you to build on your animal care skills and knowledge and extend your experience in a variety of workplaces. Whilst undertaking this course it is highly recommended that you seek to gain a period of work experience in an animal care workplace. This will allow you to practise what you have learnt and increase your experience working with others in an animal care facility.

By completing the course, you will be able to complete animal care hygiene routines, maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing, plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals and comply with infection control policies in animal work.

Pathways from this course include higher level qualifications in animal technology, captive animals, companion animal services and veterinary nursing. 
Entry requirements: Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

- direct entry
- after achieving ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies
- vocational training and/or work experience across a range of work settings.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

It is recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner have access to an animal care workplace. 
Career opportunities: Animal care receptionist/support officer, animal control and regulation assistant, animal shelter assistant, animal health officer on indigenous communities or an assistant animal welfare officer. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Goulburn
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Goulburn Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate III in Animal Studies 
Offering code: 18GLB-026 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Day/s: Thursday Time: 0900am Block: C Floor: 1 Room: 11 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 8 February 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm
About: Compulsory orientation day Wednesday 7 February 9am - 4pm room C.1.11.

Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 216 supervised hours. Blended delivery with online resources.

To complete this course you are required to complete 80 hours of work experience within the industry.

There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills

This is a Certificate III level course. Skills to study effectively include the ability to work on projects and or in a team, research information, follow instructions and communicate effectively.

If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

This course is aimed at students wanting to expand their knowledge in working with animals and those who may want to follow a pathway into Veterinary Nursing.
This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in an animal care workplace.

Certificate III in Animal Studies - Blended delivery with online resources.

Students will be required to provide their own (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment. This can be purchased for approximately $150.00.
PPE includes: Covered Shoes, Long sleeve shirt and long pants.
Target group: Existing Workers and Volunteers 
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Application next steps: Thanks for your application! A TAFE Illawarra staff member will soon be in contact to guide you through the next steps. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,400
Second qualification $1,690
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $6,470
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: Compulsory orientation day Wednesday 7 February 9am - 4pm room C.1.11 at Goulburn Campus. Student workshop days are Thursday 900am to 4.00pm fortnightly to a month apart commencing Thursday 8th February 2018.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123
Location: Tafe Digital
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Tafe Digital Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate III in Animal Studies - Online 
Offering code: 18GLB-005 
Attendance mode: Online 
Study mode: Course-Online Corr 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours per week: 10 
Starting from: 5 February 2018 
About: TAFE NSW Online courses are:
• easy to use
• designed to help you learn new skills
• structured around real work-based practices to help you get work ready and get a better job.

Online learning gives you the flexibility to study when and where you like. While you won’t be going to a campus every day, you’ll be able to connect with your teacher and other students in a virtual classroom. TAFE NSW Online Offers: highly experienced and industry connected teachers, a range of student support services including: learning support, technical support, personal support.

Volume of Learning:
The Volume of Learning for this qualification is a minimum of 350 hours. This includes a learning commitment of approximately 10 hours per week. There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills:
This is a Certificate III level course. Skills to study effectively include the ability to work on projects and or in a team, research information, follow instructions and communicate effectively.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learner’s website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

This course is aimed at students wanting to expand their knowledge in working with animals and those who may want to follow a pathway into Veterinary Nursing. It is a general industry qualification for persons operating at an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in an animal care workplace.
Target group: Existing Workers and Volunteers 
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Application next steps: Thanks for your application!
As entry into your course requires a wokplacement, your application will not be considered until you provide us with details of an appropriate animal care workplace for your course.
Please email us at: AnScAgYallahNowra@tafensw.edu.au 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,400
Second qualification $1,690
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $6,470
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: Thank you for choosing TAFE NSW. Your payment has been accepted.

Orientation week will commence on Monday 29 January and Monday 5 February 2018,

You will receive your TAFE user ID and be able to access the Get Started module of your course from https://tafensw.instructure.com/courses/xxx within three (3) working days following your payment being receipted by TAFE NSW. Your course will commence on the advertised course start date.

TAFE NSW reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient numbers and will endeavour to give participants as much notice as possible. Upon cancellation by TAFE NSW a full refund is made.

Recognition:
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.
There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123
Location: Yallah
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Yallah Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate III in Animal Studies - Yallah - Distance Education (Flex) 
Offering code: 18YLH-001 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Block: A Floor: 1 Room: AF11 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 30 January 2018 
About: This is a Flexible (Distance Education) delivery option. Student must have a minimum of 8 hours per week work experience (paid or voluntary – can be completed in blocks) in the Animal Care industry during the course and will be required to attend occasional workshops to support their skills training. These workshops will be held at Yallah Campus, just down the road from Wollongong. You will have an orientation day at Yallah Campus in room AF 11 on Wednesday 31 January 2018 9am - 12 noon. Please ensure that you have made a payment for your course before attending so we can finalise your enrolment.

Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum 350 supervised hours
There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills:
This is a Certificate III level course. Skills to study effectively include the ability to work on projects and or in a team, research information, follow instructions and communicate effectively.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learner’s website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

Would you like to expand your knowledge of working with animals? Are you considering following a pathway into Veterinary Nursing? This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in animal care workplace.
Target group: Existing Workers and Volunteers 
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Application next steps: Thank you for your application.

As entry into this course requires a work placement, your application will not be considered until you provide us with details of an appropriate animal care workplace for your course. As soon as possible please email the following details to AnScAgYallahNowra@tafensw.edu.au:

• your name and the course you have applied for
• the name of your work placement, their phone number and email address and a contact person’s name
• include details of the agreed days for your attendance at the workplace.

Your workplace will be contacted for confirmation prior to your course application being deemed successful.

A TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO staff member will then be in contact with you to guide you through the next steps. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,400
Second qualification $1,690
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $6,470
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: Thank you for your payment and welcome. If you require any further information at this time, please contact Customer Service on 1300 766 123.
You will have an orientation day at Yallah Campus in room AF11 on Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 9-12noon. Please ensure that you have made a payment for your course before attending so we can finalise your enrolment.

Recognition:
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.
There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123
Location: Yallah
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Yallah Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate III in Animal Studies 
Offering code: 18YLH-002 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Tuesday 8.30am to 3:00pm at TAFE NSW Yallah Campus Block A Room AF11. 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 31 January 2018 
Times: 8:30am to 3:00pm
About: Attendance will be Tuesday 8.30 to 3:00pm at Yallah Campus in your first semester. Attendance at Yallah Campus on Mondays in your second semester may be required depending on your previous studies. You will have an orientation day at Yallah Campus on Wednesday 31st January 2018 from 9:00am to 12noon. Please ensure you have made a payment for your course before attending so we your enrolment can be finalised.

Students must have a minimum of 8 hours work experience (paid or voluntary) in the Animal Care industry.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 350 hours. This includes approximately 216 of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills:
This is a Certificate III level course. Individuals undertaking this course will be required to undertake one or more of the activities listed above.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO’s https://www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/support-for-students website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

Would you like to expand your knowledge of working with animals? Are you considering following a pathway into Veterinary Nursing? This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in an animal care workplace. Students will receive training in the day to day duties and care of animals which includes nutrition, maintaining hygiene and housing, health observation, ensuring animal safety and well-being. Components of communication and working sustainably are included.

This course also contains units focused specifically on Veterinary Nursing providing you with the skills and knowledge needed when starting off your career as a Veterinary Nurse. It will also give you credits towards your Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse Certificate.

Potential careers from this course can include animal care attendant in a cattery, boarding kennel facility, pet store or shelters, Animal Rescue Assistant, zoo and wildlife parks plus veterinary hospitals.
Alongside your course work you are required to complete a minimum of 8 hours per week of work experience (paid or voluntary) within the animal care industry. Practical skills are a key component to this course. Timetabled classes and workshops at our purpose built animal care facility at Yallah Campus - just down the road from Wollongong - can support students in practising skills but do not replace the requirement for work experience in an appropriate animal care facility. Students who are intending to progress to a Veterinary Nursing course will need some access to a Veterinary Hospital for the skills component of some units.
Target group: Existing Workers and Volunteers 
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Application next steps: Thank you for your application.

As entry into this course requires a work placement, your application will not be considered until you provide us with details of an appropriate animal care workplace for your course. As soon as possible please email the following details to AnScAgYallahNowra@tafensw.edu.au:

• your name and the course you have applied for
• the name of your work placement, their phone number and email address and a contact person’s name
• include details of the agreed days for your attendance at the workplace.

Your workplace will be contacted for confirmation prior to your course application being deemed successful.

A TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO staff member will then be in contact with you to guide you through the next steps. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,400
Second qualification $1,690
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $6,470
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: Thank you for your payment and welcome. If you require any further information please contact Customer Service on 131 601.

You will have an orientation day at TAFE NSW Yallah Campus in Block A Room AF11 on Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 9:00am to 12noon. Please ensure you have made a payment for your course before attending so your enrolment can be finalised.

Your first class will be Tuesday 6 February 2018 at 8.30am to 3:00pm at Yallah Campus Block A Room. Depending on your previous studies you may also be required to attend classes on a Monday in your second semester. Your teacher will discuss your individual timetable with you.

Please ensure that you bring writing materials and a USB and wear appropriate clothing including enclosed shoes, covered shoulders and long pants.

Recognition:
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123