Courses

Diploma of Animal Technology

National Code

ACM50110

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900368884

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

Primary Industries

03 9269 1042

Duration

Full-time: 1 year
Students will undertake the first year full-time, followed by a further 2 years part-time.

Part-time: 2 years

Fees

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Entrance Requirements

Satisfactory completion of VCE. Please refer to VTAC guide. Mature applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants may need to attend an interview. For more information, applicants are encouraged to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for these courses include: written activities and assignments, oral activities, group participation, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, projects.

Materials

A list of materials will be supplied. Texts and stationery items will be recommended.

Career Pathways

Graduates of this course may gain employment in science, research and educational facilities. Technicians are employed to perform a variety of roles but especially in care and husbandry at a junior level progressing to further techniques, research and management

Enrolment Intake

  • February

National Code

ACM50110

CRICOS Code

Duration

Full-time: 1 year
Students will undertake the first year full-time, followed by a further 2 years part-time.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for these courses include: written activities and assignments, oral activities, group participation, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, projects.

Fees

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Career Pathways

Graduates of this course may gain employment in science, research and educational facilities. Technicians are employed to perform a variety of roles but especially in care and husbandry at a junior level progressing to further techniques, research and management
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
ACMATE301A WORK WITHIN THE ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITY 30
ACMATE302A CARRY OUT INSTITUITION CONTAINMENT AND EXCLUSION PROCEDURES 40
ACMATE303A PREPARE FOR AND MONITOR ANAESTHESIA 60
ACMATE304A CONDUCT NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURES ON ANIMALS 60
ACMATE305A CONDUCT EUTHANASIA OF RESEARCH ANIMALS 30
ACMATE501A MANAGE COMPLIANCE IN ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY 30
ACMATE502A MANAGE AND MAINTAIN THE HEALTH OF RESEARCH ANIMALS 80
ACMATE504A ADMINISTER ANAESTHESIA AND PERFORM SURGERY ON ANIMALS FOR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES 60
ACMGAS301A MAINTAIN AND MONITOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING 50
ACMGAS302A PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ANIMALS 40
ACMGAS303A PLAN FOR AND PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ANIMALS 60
ACMGAS304A CARRY OUT SIMPLE BREEDING PROCEDURES 40
ACMOHS501A MANAGE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES 80
ACMSPE310A BASIC CARE OF MAMMALS 40
ACMSPE312A PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF RODENTS AND RABBITS 40
ACMSUS301A IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 40
BSBRES401A ANALYSE AND PRESENT RESEARCH INFORMATION 40
MSL916001A DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN LABORATORY DOCUMENTATION 30
MSL924001A PROCESS AND INTERPRET DATA 70
MSL973002A PREPARE WORKING SOLUTIONS 50
MSL973004A PERFORM ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES 40
MSL973007A PERFORM MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION 40
MSL974007A UNDERTAKE ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD BASED MONITORING 80