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Companion Animal Services - Certificate III (ACM30410-01V02)
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Career area: Primary Industry 
Study area: Veterinary Studies 
National code: ACM30410  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Goulburn    TBA 20-Jan-2018   
Features: Traineeships, TVET 
Description: This course is for people wanting to work with animals within a companion animal institution such as a pet shop, aquarium, animal shelter, kennels or cattery. It is also suitable for those already employed in the care and husbandry of companion animals. Job roles include pet shop attendant, kennel attendant, cattery attendant, assistant dog trainer, pet exerciser, assistant grooming attendant.

The course helps you develop the skills needed to perform the duties of a companion animal attendant. It is essential that whilst undertaking this course you have access to a companion animal workplace through either paid employment or significant periods of work placement or work experience.

By completing this course you will be able to maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing, maintain hygiene and infection control and provide basic care to a range of companion animals. You will also acquire the skills necessary for contact with the public to provide information on products and services.

Pathways from this course include the ACM40310 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services or qualifications in animal technology, captive animals or veterinary nursing. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the Qualification
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 a companion animal workplace. 
Learning pathways: Pathways from the Qualification
After achieving this Qualification, candidates may undertake ACM40310 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services that defines higher level job functions. 
Career opportunities: Animal care industry worker. 
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
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Offering name: Certificate III in Companion Animal Service 
Offering code: 17GLB-222 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Scheduled attendance: Start dates and times will vary according to your attendance mode. 
Starting from: 20 January 2018 
About: TAFE NSW will be offering this course for Trainees during 2017/2018
Target group: Trainees 
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.

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.
Other information: To be eligible for this course you must be an indentured Trainee and have a signed Training Plan. 
Comments: 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. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123