Does a rewarding career in animal technology sound appealing? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Animal Technology course is the industry qualification for those 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 animals
This course will provide a comprehensive grounding in animal care and technology. Learn the skills for animal care, husbandry, health, wellbeing, non-surgical procedures, anaesthesia, microscopes, breeding procedures, behaviour and enrichment.
Industry connections and resources
Melbourne Polytechnic will provide you with practical experience with animals throughout the course and we organise an industry practical placement for you.
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 of animals progressing to further techniques and research.
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
First year full time
Second year part time
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - 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 in practical placement.
Entrance RequirementsYou should have completed VCE or equivalent.
Pathways to further studyThis course could be used to articulate to higher education in a stream of the biological sciences
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.
|ACMATE303||PREPARE FOR AND MONITOR ANAESTHESIA IN ANIMALS||60|
|ACMATE304||CONDUCT NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURES ON ANIMALS||60|
|ACMATE305||CONDUCT EUTHANASIA OF RESEARCH ANIMALS||30|
|ACMATE501||MANAGE COMPLIANCE IN ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY||30|
|ACMATE502||MANAGE AND MAINTAIN THE HEALTH OF RESEARCH ANIMALS||80|
|ACMATE503||CARRY OUT POST-MORTEM EXAMINATION OF A RESEARCH ANIMAL||80|
|ACMGAS302||PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ANIMALS||40|
|ACMGAS303||PLAN FOR AND PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ANIMALS||60|
|ACMSPE310||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF MAMMALS||40|
|ACMSPE312||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF RODENTS AND RABBITS||40|
|ACMWHS501||MANAGE WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||80|
|MSL924001||PROCESS AND INTERPRET DATA||70|
|MSL973002||PREPARE WORKING SOLUTIONS||50|
|MSL973004||PERFORM ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES||40|
|MSL974007||UNDERTAKE ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD-BASED MONITORING||80|
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 5.