VET Studies
VET Studies
Outdoor Teaching

Animal Studies

Box Hill Institute RTO 4687

Overview

This course is delivered at Elisabeth Murdoch College by Box Hill Institute fo TAFE. VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. Certificate II in Animal Studies has been developed to provide general training for people wanting to work in an animal care industry and for those wanting to improve their skills, knowledge and pursue further studies in this area. Instruction around day-to-day duties and care will include feeding, maintaining hygiene and housing, grooming, observation and ensuring animal safety and well-being. There is an element of customer service, as well as providing information on products and services. The course is an excellent opportunity of work with animals and familiarise yourself with the industry.

Course Code and Title

  • ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies

Delivery

  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Time: Wednesday afternoons

Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning is an important part of any VET in schools program and provides:

  • Enhancement of skills
  • Practical application of industry knowledge
  • Increased employment opportunities

The VCAA strongly advice students to undertake 40 hours of structured workplace learning. This provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate competencies acquired on - the- job.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program students are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level. and a 3 and 4 sequence. Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR as a fifth or sixth subject.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vet/general/recognition/vetcredit.html

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units of Competency

Units delivered over 2 years may include:

Code

Unit of Competency Name

ACMGAS201A Work in the animal care industry
ACMGAS202A Participate in workplace communications
ACMGAS203A Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGAS204A Feed and water animals
ACMOHS201A Participate in OHS processes
ACMSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practice

ACMGAS205A Assist in the health care of animals
ACMGAS206A Provide basic first aid for animals

Pathways

Employment opportunities such as:

  • Animal Care Attendant
  • Animal Shelter Attendant
  • Kennel Hand
  • Cattery Attendant
  • Pet Shop Attendant
  • Assistant Dog Groomer.

With additional training and experience, future employment opportunities may include

  • Veterinary nurse
  • Boarding kennel
  • Cattery manager
  • Pet Shop/Aquarium Manager
  • Companion Animal Trainer/Behaviourist
  • Pottery and Porcelain Restoration
  • Craft (quilting, model making