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Companion Animal Services - Certificate III (ACM30417-01V01)
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Study area: Veterinary Studies 
National code: ACM30417  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Yallah  Flexible  TBA 23-Jul-2018   
Features: Traineeships 
Description: This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, an individual unit of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification. 
Career opportunities: pet shop/aquarium assistant
kennel attendant
cattery attendant
assistant dog trainer
pet exerciser
assistant grooming attendant 
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: Yallah
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Offering name: Certificate III in Companion Animal Services - Yallah- Distance Education (Flex) 
Offering code: 18YLH-208 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: TBA
Scheduled attendance: Orientation will be held in Block A Floor 1 Room AF11 
Starting from: 23 July 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 12:00pm
About: This is a Flexible (Distance Education) delivery option. Students 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. Your work placement will need to be confirmed prior to your application being successful. Your resources and assessments will be accessed online using Moodle and there will also be online live sessions on a regular basis for which you will need computer access.
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 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
- Tutor

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.

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 Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. Youll 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.
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 wont be going to a campus every day, youll 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.
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: //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:
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 NSW 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 - 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
Course Fee $6,950
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Full Fee $6,950
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 Thursday 26th July 2018 from 9-11pm. Please ensure that you have made a payment for your course before attending so we can finalise your enrolment. If you can not attend orientation your teacher will contact you directly during the first week of Semester 2, 2018 to organise access to your online training material and provide you with a timetable.

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