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.
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 methods for this course include written activities and assignments, oral activities, group participation, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, and projects.
VTAC CodeFairfield 6900368884
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
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
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 for this course includes 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 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 RequirementsYou should have completed VCE or equivalent.
Pathways to further studyThis 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 PathwaysGraduates 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.
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.
|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.