12 months full time / part time
12 months full time / part time
Advanced technology leading to innovations in animal care is a key factor for the rapid growth of Australia’s animal care industry, which is growing steadily at over 10% a year. Studying a Certificate III in Animal Technology at Melbourne Polytechnic puts you at the forefront of this dynamic, growing industry. Under the guidance of our industry-experienced teachers, you’ll receive a comprehensive grounding in animal care and technology.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Animal Technology will teach you a variety of skills, from laboratory procedures and husbandry to general care of animals. Learn to conduct non-surgical procedures on animals, prepare for and monitor anaesthesia, perform microscopic exams and oversee simple breeding procedures. When you study at Melbourne Polytechnic, you gain extensive practical experience with animals through our industry partners. These include a number of facilities within universities and hospitals, ensuring that your knowledge and experience is industry-level and up-to-date.
Once you complete this course, you might find employment as a technician in science, research and educational facilities. This course gives you the minimum industry qualification to operate at a junior or assistant level and undertaking animal technology functions within a scientific environment. 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.
"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
Assessment methods for this course includes written activities and assignments, oral activities, group participation, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, and projects.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|ACMATE304||CONDUCT NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURES ON ANIMALS||Core||60|
|HLTAID003||PROVIDE FIRST AID||Core||18|
|ACMATE301||WORK WITHIN THE ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITY||Core||30|
|ACMGAS301||MAINTAIN AND MONITOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING||Core||50|
|ACMATE303||PREPARE FOR AND MONITOR ANAESTHESIA IN ANIMALS||Core||60|
|ACMATE302||CARRY OUT INSTITUTION CONTAINMENT AND EXCLUSION PROCEDURES||Core||40|
|ACMATE305||CONDUCT EUTHANASIA OF RESEARCH ANIMALS||Core||30|
|ACMSPE312||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF RODENTS AND RABBITS||Core||40|
|ACMGAS304||CARRY OUT SIMPLE BREEDING PROCEDURES||Core||40|
|MSL973007||PERFORM MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION||Core||40|
|ACMSPE310||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF MAMMALS||Core||40|
|ACMGAS302||PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ANIMALS||Core||40|
|MSL973004||PERFORM ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES||Core||40|
|ACMGAS203||COMPLETE ANIMAL CARE HYGIENE ROUTINES||Core||30|
|ACMSUS201||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||Core||20|
|ACMGAS303||PLAN FOR AND PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ANIMALS||Core||60|
|ACMWHS201||PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||Core||40|
|MSL924001||PROCESS AND INTERPRET DATA||Core||70|
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Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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