Certificate III in Captive Animals

 
Qualification:
Certificate III   NRT
Course no:
ACM30310-01V02
National code:
ACM30310
Start date:
Thu 8 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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  • Captive Animals course details

    Course description and aims

    This course is for people wanting to operate at a pre-trade level undertaking
    captive animal functions in a captive animal facility such as a zoo or wildlife
    park. It is also suitable for those already employed in the care and husbandry
    of captive animals. Job roles include trainee keeper, assistant keeper, animal
    care attendant and wildlife carer.

    Whilst undertaking this course you will learn about the daily care of a large
    variety of animals. You will learn about feeding, maintaining hygiene,
    maintaining enclosures and exhibits, and having direct animal contact, observing
    animals and ensuring their safety. It is essential that whilst undertaking this
    course you have access to a captive animal workplace through either paid
    employment or significant periods of work placement or work experience.

    By completing this course you will be able to prepare and present information
    to the public; assist with collection management; prepare and maintain housing;
    plan and provide nutritional diets; monitor and maintain animal health and well
    being; capture, restrain and assist in moving animals; monitor animal
    reproduction; and provide enrichment for animals.

    Pathways from this course include the ACM40210 Certificate IV in Captive
    Animals or qualifications in animal technology, companion animal services or
    veterinary nursing.

    Licensing Information

    There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative
    and/or regulatory requirements. However, an individual unit of competency may
    specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory regulations.

    Other Requirements

    It is recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner have access to an captive animal workplace.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Keeper in the animal care industry.

    Recommended Pathways

    Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
    - direct entry
    - after achieving ACM20110 Certifcate II in Animal Studies
    - vocational training and/or work experience across a range of work settings.

    This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

    Expected Outcomes

    This qualification is a general industry qualification for persons at pre-trade
    level and undertaking animal care functions in a captive animal facility or
    institution. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this
    qualification, the learner should have access to a captive animal workplace
    through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work
    experience blocks.

    This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

    Job roles
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    Job roles and titles covered by this qualfication may include:
    - Trainee keeper
    - Pre-trade keeper
    - Assistant keeper
    - Animal care attendant
    - Wildlife animal carer.

    Pathway from the qualification
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    After achieving this qualification, candidates may undetake ACM40210 Certificate
    IV in captive Animals that defines higher level job functions.

    KEY ALERT:
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    On 1 January 2012 the Work Health Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) was implemented in
    NSW. Delivery and assessment of this course must be based on this legislation.

    Work Health and Safety (WHS) was referred to in NSW as Occupational Health and
    Safety (OHS) and in some countries people know it as Occupational Safety and
    Health (OSH). Please refer to the Work Health and Safety heading in Section B
    6.1 Delivery Modes for more information.

    TAFE NSW trainers and assessors must meet the requirements specified in the
    Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations 2011: Part 2 SNR 4 & Part 3,
    SNR 15.

    Entry requirements

    Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

    - direct entry
    - after achieving ACM20110 Certifcate 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 an captive animal workplace.

    Enrol at any location

    Ultimo
    Part Time Evening
    Course start:
    Thu 8 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    1 Year
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    Attendance:
    3 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    $7950
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    $2190
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    $2620
    Code:
    ACM30310-01V02-18ULT-008
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    About offering:

    INFORMATION SESSION

    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 6th December 2017 or Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 11:00am or 5:00pm at Ultimo College, 651 - 731 Harris Street, Building D, Level 6, Room D6.44

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 3 hours of class a week over 1 day per week. Your weekly timetable may be: Thursday, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, attending two 3 day excursions and one day per week of work placement.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled

    GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:

    SMART AND SKILLED FEES

    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    RECOGNITION

    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    Participants must obtain at least one day per week work experience in a captive animal facility such as a zoo, wildlife park or public aquarium during the course.
    Participants must find their own work placement and be reasonably physically fit to undertake this work placement.

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    ACMCAN305AAssist with capturing, restraining and moving animals30
    ACMGAS306AAssist with conditioning animals30
    ACMOHS301AContribute to occupational health and safety processes30
    ACMGAS301AMaintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing30
    ACMCAN306AMonitor animal reproduction30
    ACMSUS201AParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices20
    ACMGAS303APlan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals30
    ACMCAN304APrepare and maintain animal housing30
    ACMCAN302APrepare and present information to the public30
    ACMSPE311AProvide basic care of non-venomous reptiles20
    ACMGAS302AProvide enrichment for animals30
    ACMCAN307ARehabilitate native wildlife20
    ACMCAN308ARelease native animals to natural environment20
    ACMCAN303ASupport collection management30
    ACMCAN301AWork within a captive animal facility30

     

     

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