Do you dream of a career caring for animals? With our Certificate II in Animal Studies - Companion Animal stream, you will achieve the skills and knowledge necessary to care for a range of companion animals.
Caring for all creatures great and small
The Certificate II in Animal Studies will provide you with a broad base of knowledge and practical experience with animals that will allow you to decide on your specialisation in animal care. This course offers a concentration of study within two streams – Veterinary Nursing, or Companion Animal.
Industry connections and resources
We will provide you with access and practical experience with animals throughout the course, through our industry partner. During the part-time component of the course, you will be required to complete two weeks of work placement. We encourage you to secure work placement yourself, though there will be assistance available from your teachers and their industry contacts. During the full-time course you will be required to attend animal farm activities on a roster basis.
On completion of this course you be will qualified to work as an animal attendant. Other employment areas, include:
- animal shelters
- kennels, catteries, pet shops
Assessment methods for this course include written activities and assignments, oral activities, group participation, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, and projects.
For additional information on the Certificate II in Animal Studies, Companion Animal stream, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
one semester - 3 days per week
Thursday, as per roster
February intake (Veterinary Nursing stream)
July intake (Companion Animal stream)
two semesters - 2 days per week
Class Schedule: *
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsThere are no formal prerequisites to enrol in this course. Prior experience with animals (including pets) is preferred
Assessment MethodsAssessment methods include written activities and assignments, oral activities, group participation, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises and projects
MaterialsA list of equipment, reference material, and writing materials that you will need will be given at the start of the course.
You will be required to wear appropriate footwear (covered-in shoes) to campus and to work placement. Purchase of a work and scrub top is also a requirement
Pathways to further studyYou will be enable to enrol in the ACM30210 Certificate III in Animal Technology, or ACM30410 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services. You could also consider going on to the ACM50110 Diploma of Animal Technology
Career PathwaysYou may gain employment in the animal care industry and/or continue with your studies for a higher qualification. Career options include animal attendant and animal technician
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|ACMGAS201A||WORK IN THE ANIMAL CARE INDUSTRY||30|
|ACMGAS202A||PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS||20|
|ACMGAS203A||COMPLETE ANIMAL CARE HYGIENE ROUTINE||30|
|ACMGAS204A||FEED AND WATER ANIMALS||40|
|ACMGAS205A||ASSIST IN THE HEALTH CARE OF ANIMALS||40|
|ACMGAS206A||PROVIDE BASIC FIRST AID FOR ANIMALS||30|
|ACMGAS207A||PROVIDE RECEPTION SERVICES FOR AN ANIMAL CARE FACILITY||30|
|ACMGAS208A||SOURCE INFORMATION FOR ANIMAL CARE NEEDS||40|
|ACMOHS201A||PARTICIPATE IN O.H. & S. PROCESS||40|
|ACMSPE304A||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOGS||40|
|ACMSPE305A||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOMESTIC CATS||40|
|ACMSPE310A||BASIC CARE OF MAMMALS||40|
|ACMSUS201A||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||20|
|ACMVET201A||CARRY OUT VETERINARY NURSING RECEPTION DUTIES||30|
|ACMVET202A||CARRY OUT DAILY CLINIC ROUTINES||40|
|ACMVET203A||ASSIST WITH SURGERY PREPARATIONS||40|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.