Courses

Certificate III in Animal Technology

ACM30217

Does a rewarding career in animal technology sound appealing? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Animal Technology is the minimum industry qualification for those operating at a junior or assistant level and undertaking animal technology functions within a scientific environment. Gain a range of skills such as laboratory procedures and husbandry and care of animals.

Caring for all creatures great and small

This course will provide a comprehensive grounding in animal care and technology. Learn the skills for non-surgical procedures on animals, prepare for and monitor anaesthesia, perform microscopic exams, and simple breeding procedures.

Industry connections and resources

Melbourne Polytechnic will provide you with access to practical experience with animals throughout the course, with the help of our industry partners. These include a number of facilities within universities and hospitals.

Employment outcomes

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 and research.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Assessment

Assessment methods for this course include written activities and assignments, oral activities, group participation, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, and projects.

Local Students

Code

ACM30217

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900368884

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

Agriculture and Animal Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Placement, Online components, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$3300
Ineligible:$6550
Concession:$660
Materials:$75

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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for this course includes written activities and assignments, oral activities, group participation, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, and projects.

Materials

A list of equipment, reference material, and writing materials that you will need to provide will be distributed at the start of the course.
You will be required to wear appropriate footwear (covered in shoes) to campus and work placement.

Entrance Requirements

You should have completed VCE or equivalent.

Pathways to further study

This course is a pathway program towards the Diploma of Animal Technology. If you have a Certificate III in another course and are over 20 years old, you may enrol directly into the Diploma.

Career Pathways

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

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

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.

Code Subjects Hours
ACMATE301 Work within an animal technology facility 30
ACMATE302 Carry out institution containment and exclusion procedures 40
ACMATE303 Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animals 60
ACMATE304 Conduct non-surgical procedures on animals 60
ACMATE305 Conduct euthanasia of research animals 30
ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines 30
ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing 50
ACMGAS302 Provide enrichment for animals 40
ACMGAS303 Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals 60
ACMGAS304 Carry out simple breeding procedures 40
ACMSPE310 Provide basic care of mammals 40
ACMSPE312 Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits 40
ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
ACMWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety processes 40
HLTAID003 PROVIDE FIRST AID 18
MSL924001 Process and interpret data 70
MSL973004 Perform aseptic techniques 40
MSL973007 Perform microscopic examination 40

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.