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Course Number: ACM30117-01V01
Transform your love of animals into a rewarding career. The Certificate III Animal Studies is a general qualification and is perfect if you are looking to work at an assistant level in the animal- care industry.
When you study this nationally recognised qualification you will learn to:
- Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
- Maintain hygiene and infection control
- Provide basic care to a range of companion animal species
- Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
- Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
- Meet animal nutrition requirements
Is this the course and career for you?
- Calm under pressure
- Good customer service skills
- Interest in animal care and welfare
Graduates of this course go onto these sorts of jobs:
- Animal care receptionist and support officer
- Animal carer
- Animal control and regulation assistant
- Animal shelter assistant
- Assistant animal welfare officer
- Pet shop assistant
When you study at TAFE NSW you may benefit from our strong industry connections.
This general animal course is a great way to boost your industry knowledge and move to the next level in your career with animals. Many graduates also go on to study higher level veterinary nursing courses and courses in companion animal studies.
Animal care receptionist and support officer
Animal control and regulation assistant
Animal health officer on indigenous communities
Animal shelter assistant
Assistant animal welfare officer
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.
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