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Course Number: ACM30410-01V02
If you love pets and are passionate about animal care, then the Certificate III in Companion Animals is the right course for you. This Certificate is ideal for anyone interested in pet store, kennel or cattery work. In our course you will learn how to work effectively in the companion animal industry. Some of the skills you will develop include: providing hydro-bathing services, completing animal care hygiene routines, maintaining and monitoring animal health and wellbeing, carrying out simple breeding procedures and applying first aid. Additionally, you will gain invaluable practical workplace experience with a required minimum of eight hours per week (paid or voluntary) in a suitable companion animal facility for the 12-month duration of the course.Work placementMinimum of 8hrs/week (paid or voluntary) in a suitable companion animal facility for the 12-month duration of the course.
It is recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner have access to a companion animal workplace. You are required to lodge a NCTAFE application form to enrol into this course plus a Work Placement Confirmation letter. North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have developed a range of technical and communication skills that will enable them to complete mostly routine tasks and interpret and act on information available to them. They will provide solutions to predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems and in a work setting may take some responsibility for the work of others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
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
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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.