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12 months full time
Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with 62% of households owning a pet. Our animal care industry is massive and growing every year. Caring for our furry friends can be a rewarding career for animal lovers. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Companion Animal Services ACM30417 equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to take care of animals in a professional setting.
As part of Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Companion Animal Services ACM3041, you will develop key animal care skills in practical work environments. You’ll be taught by highly experienced teachers with industry connections in the animal care field. Melbourne Polytechnic has a range of well-equipped laboratories, a dog hydrobathing room, dedicated animal care facilities and simulated veterinary clinic, so you’ll receive practical experience with a variety of animals as part of your studies. Learn skills such as providing hydrobathing services, completing animal care hygiene routines, carrying out simple breeding procedures and maintaining and monitoring animal health and wellbeing.
Once you’ve graduated from our Certificate III in Companion Animal Services ACM3041, you’ll have the skills to work with companion animals. You might find work in a variety of areas including animal welfare shelters, local government animal services, pet retail, boarding or breeding facilities, pet grooming and other companion animal services.
As part of your studies, you’ll complete a two week work placement in an animal care environment. This ensures you graduate with both practical experience and knowledge, so you can enter the diverse animal care field with confidence.
Various forms of assessment may be used including written and oral activities, assignments, group participation, 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.
|ACMCAS301||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE COMPANION ANIMAL INDUSTRY||Core||30|
|ACMCAS307||PROVIDE COMPANION ANIMAL HYDRO-BATHING SERVICES||Elective||40|
|ACMGAS203||COMPLETE ANIMAL CARE HYGIENE ROUTINES||Core||30|
|ACMGAS206||PROVIDE BASIC FIRST AID FOR ANIMALS||Elective||30|
|ACMGAS301||MAINTAIN AND MONITOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING||Core||50|
|ACMGAS302||PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ANIMALS||Elective||40|
|ACMGAS303||PLAN FOR AND PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ANIMALS||Elective||60|
|ACMINF301||COMPLY WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN ANIMAL WORK||Core||60|
|ACMSPE302||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF BIRDS||Elective||40|
|ACMSPE304||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOMESTIC DOGS||Elective||40|
|ACMSPE305||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOMESTIC CATS||Elective||40|
|ACMSPE312||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF RODENTS AND RABBITS||Elective||40|
|ACMSUS201||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||Core||20|
|ACMWHS301||CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||Core||50|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||Elective||18|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. 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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Important Note: The Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing will not be taking new enrolments for 2022. All new intakes for 2022 will be into the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (a Latrobe University qualification delivered by Melbourne Polytechnic).
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.