Certificate III in Captive Animals

 
Qualification:
Certificate III   NRT
Course no:
ACM30310-01V02
National code:
ACM30310
Start date:
Mon 29 May 2017
 –   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.

    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.

    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
    Online
    Course start:
    Mon 29 May 2017
    Course duration:
    18 Months
    Course Fee:
    $5200
    Code:
    ACM30310-01V02-17ULT-127
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    About offering:

    This is a 100% online course. There are 4 study periods a year and each study period is 13 weeks long. You may start your course in any study period and should aim to complete the course within 2 years.

    You may choose 1 to 4 units within each study period and complete the Modules in order starting with Module 1. All assessments for the chosen units must be completed within the study period. Contact your online teacher if you wish to choose more than 4 units in any study period.

    The study sequence is
    Module 1 (ACMCAN301A, ACMOHS301A, ACMSUS201A, ACMCAN302A);
    Module 2 (ACMCAN303A, ACMGAS302A, ACMGAS303A, ACMGAS306A);
    Module 3 (ACMCAN304A, ACMCAN305A, ACMCAN306A, ACMGAS301A);
    Module 4 (ACMSPE311A, ACMCAN307A, ACMCAN308A, AHCNAR202A).
    All units are $325.

    All units are available in each study period.

    Study Period dates for 2017 are:
    SP1 27/2/17 - 28/5/17
    SP2 29/5/17 - 27/8/17
    SP3 28/8/17 - 26/11/17
    SP4 27/11/17 - 25/02/2018

    Indicative timetable:

    This is a 100% online course. There are 4 study periods a year and each study period is 13 weeks long. You may start your course in any study period and should aim to complete the course within 2 years.

    How to enrol or apply:

    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:

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    Students must have access to a captive animal facility such as a zoo, wildlife park or public aquarium for at least 1 day (8 hours) per week for the whole period of enrolment to complete the assessments.

    This can be paid or voluntary work experience. If volunteering you will be covered by TAFE insurance while enrolled.

    When you enrol, youÂ’ll need to provide your teacher with a letter of confirmation of your work placement arrangement or employment with the organisation where you will be employed or hosted.

    You will also need a suitably qualified supervisor willing to be contacted about your work placement and completion of duties in the work place.

    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

    READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

    Fees, payment and refunds: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    Other Information:

    Course is entirley online for 18 months. No auto-enrol on any of the units. Students pay for their units as they select them fee attached to course offering $5200, fee attached to each unit $325.

    Students are to be put in units manually by student administration. Each study period runs for 13 weeks.

    Please ensure all of the attendance text is included in the Marketing Information.

    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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