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Certificate II in Animal Studies
Course Code: ACM20117

Have you always cared for your pets and had an interest in being able to give more to animals in general? This entry course into the animal care and management industry is highly recommended to coincide with work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace.

Charleston Road Campus / Echuca Campus

Course Structure:
Full time - 6 months

This qualification is nationally recognised.

Possible Careers:
Animal care attendant
Animal shelter attendant
Kennel hand
Cattery attendant
Pet shop attendant
Assistant dog groomer

Individual interview. Language, literacy and numeracy assessment.

Course Overview:
This qualification is a general pre-vocational qualification aimed for inclusion in a VET in Schools program or as an entry point into the animal care and management industry. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification the learner should seek to gain a period of work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace.

How to apply: 
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection Process: 
Individual interview.

Recognition of Prior Learning: 
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. 

Assessment methods:
Assessments include assignments, written test and observation.

Key study areas:
Animal care, animal hygiene, occupational health and safety.

Further study opportunities:
Certificate III or Certificate IV in animal studies, animal technology, captive animals, companion animal services, pet grooming or veterinary nursing.

Commencement dates:
February 2019.