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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)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Goulburn  Flexible  36 Weeks 30-Jan-2017  Wed, Thu 
Yallah  Flexible  36 Weeks 30-Jan-2017   
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
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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
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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 Illawarra 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 Illawarra 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 Companion Animal Services 
Offering code: 17GLB-020 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Student workshop days are Thursday 9:00 to 16:00 fortnightly to a month apart. 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 30 January 2017 
Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm
About: Compulsory orientation day for all new students is Wednesday 1st February 9am - 4pm.

Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 410 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.

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 is a Flexible delivery course students will require work placement in an animal Care facility to enable completion of the skills component of the course or be available to attend scheduled workshops. Employment pathways may include pet shop attendant, kennel or cattery attendant, assistant dog trainer, pet exerciser or assistant grooming attendant.

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.
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 - Illawarra Institute, 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 $2,190
Second qualification $2,620
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $6,320
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: Student Induction day is on Wednesday 20 July 2016. Classes commence on Thursday 21th July 2016, 09.00 to 16.00, Room C 1-11. If you would like any further information please contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 48231800.

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.


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 partial 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 Companion Animal Services 
Offering code: 17YLH-025 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: This is a Flexible (Distance Education) delivery option. Students must have a work (paid or voluntary) in the Animal Care industry and may be required to attend occasional workshops at Yallah campus to support their skills training. 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 30 January 2017 
About: This course is aimed at students wanting to expand their knowledge in working with animals. This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in a companion animal care workplace.

There is a course orientation day on Wednesday 25th January 2017 from 9-11am at Yallah Campus, 138 Marshall Mount Road. It is highly recommended that you attend to meet your teacher and gain access to your learning material. Please meet in room AF11 and bring records of any previous relevant study.
Your teacher will contact you during the first week of Semester 1 (beginning 30th January 2017) and provide you with further details about your course.

Workshops will be held at Yallah Campus.

Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 410 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.

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.

Would you like to expand your knowledge of working with animals? Are you considering following a pathway into the companion animal industry working as an assistant at kennels, with a local council or at a grooming parlour? This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation.

Along side 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 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.

This qualification consists of 6 core units and 9 electives. You will need writing materials and access to a computer and the internet.

TAFE Illawarra Flexbile Delivery 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.
Flexible 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 via email, phone and at workshops.
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.

Students will be required to provide their own (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment. when attending Yallah campus. PPE includes: Covered Shoes, Long sleeve shirt and long pants.
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 workplacement, 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
the following details:
• your name and the course you have applied for
• the name of your workplacement, 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 Illawarra staff member will then be in contact to guide you through the next steps. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute, 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 $2,190
Second qualification $2,620
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $6,320
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Other information: As entry into your course requires a workplacement, 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
the following details:
• your name and the course you have applied for
• the name of your workplacement, 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. 
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.

There is a course orientation day on Wednesday 25th January 2017 from 9-11am at Yallah Campus, 138 Marshall Mount Road. It is highly recommended that you attend to meet your teacher and gain access to your learning material. Your teacher will contact you during the first week of Semester 1 (beginning 30th January 2017) and provide you with further details.

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 partial 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