Do you dream of a career caring for animals? With our Certificate II in Animal Studies, you will achieve the skills and knowledge necessary to care for a range of 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.
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
- veterinary clinics
Assessment methods for this course include written activities and assignments, oral activities, group participation, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, and projects.
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
Class Schedule: *
Full-time: Mon, Tue, and Thur
Part-time: Tue and Thur
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Blended, Work placements, Online components, Classroom
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
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
Entrance RequirementsThere are no formal prerequisites to enrol in this course. Prior experience with animals (including pets) is preferred
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, animal technician and veterinary clinic work.
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.
|ACMGAS201||WORK IN THE ANIMAL CARE INDUSTRY||30|
|ACMGAS202||PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS||20|
|ACMGAS203||COMPLETE ANIMAL CARE HYGIENE ROUTINES||30|
|ACMGAS204||FEED AND WATER ANIMALS||40|
|ACMGAS205||ASSIST IN HEALTH CARE OF ANIMALS||40|
|ACMGAS206||PROVIDE BASIC FIRST AID FOR ANIMALS||30|
|ACMGAS207||PROVIDE RECEPTION SERVICES FOR AN ANIMAL CARE FACILITY||30|
|ACMGAS208||SOURCE INFORMATION FOR ANIMAL CARE NEEDS||40|
|ACMSPE304||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOMESTIC DOGS||40|
|ACMSPE305||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOMESTIC CATS||40|
|ACMSUS201||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||20|
|ACMWHS201||PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||40|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2.