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Companion Animal Services - Certificate III (ACM30410-01V03)
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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 8-Feb-2018  Thu 
Tafe Digital  Online  36 Weeks 12-Mar-2018   
Yallah  Flexible  36 Weeks 31-Jan-2018   
Features: Traineeships 
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 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 Companion Animal Services 
Offering code: 18GLB-013 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: This is an online flexibly delivered course. 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 8 February 2018 
About: There is a compulsory orientation session at Goulburn Campus in Block C Level 1 Room C1.11 on Wednesday 7 February 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Student workshop days are Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm fortnightly to a month apart commencing Thursday 8 February 2018.

Students are required to provide their own Personel Protective Equipment (PPE). PPE includes Covered shoes, Long sleeved shirt and long pants. You will need writing materials and access to a computer.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 410 hours. This includes approximately 288 hours of face to face training. You will 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. Individuals undertaking this course will be required to undertake one or more of the activities listed above.
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.

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.

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.

This qualification consists of 6 core units and 9 electives.
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.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $2,190
Second qualification $2,620
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $6,950
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.

There is a compulsory orientation day at Goulburn Campus in Block C Level 1 Room C.1.11 on Wednesday 7 February 2018 from 9:00am to 12noon.

Students will be required to provide their own Personel Protective Equipment (PPE). PPE includes covered shoes, long sleeved shirt 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
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 Companion Animal Services 
Offering code: 18GLB-002 
Attendance mode: Online 
Study mode: Course-Online Corr 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: This is an online flexibly delivered course. 
Hours per week: 10 
Starting from: 12 March 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 will 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 and personal support.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 410 hours. This includes a minimum of ten hours per week. 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.

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. The qualification a general industry qualification for persons operating at an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in an animal care workplace.
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.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $2,190
Second qualification $2,620
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $6,950
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: Thank you for choosing TAFE NSW. Your payment has been accepted. Orientation week commences Monday 26 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 there are insufficient numbers and will endeavour to give participants as much notice as possible. Upon cancellation by TAFE NSW a full refund is made.

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 Companion Animal Services 
Offering code: 18YLH-006 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: This is an online flexibly delivered course. 
Hours per week: 1.5 
Starting from: 31 January 2018 
About: This is a flexible (Distance Education) delivery option. Students must have work (paid or voluntary) in the Animal Care Industry and may be required to attend occasional workshops to support their skills training. These workshops will be held at TAFE NSW Yallah Campus.

To complete this course work you are required to complete a minimum of 80 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 TAFE NSW Yallah Campus can support students in practising skills but do not replace the requirement for work experience in an appropriate animal care facility.

You will also need writing materials and access to a computer.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 410 hours. This includes approximately 69 hours of supervised 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 the companion animal indsutry 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.

This qualification consists of 6 core units and 9 electives.
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 $2,190
Second qualification $2,620
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $6,950
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 apayment for your course before attending so your enrolment can be finalised. Your teacher will then contact you directly during the first week of Semester 1 2018 to organise your online training material and provide you with a timetable.

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