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Choose a career with animals

With four fantastic streams to choose from, this is the perfect course if you are an animal lover and want to learn more about caring for and working with all creatures great and small. You will gain practical experience in rescuing animals, applying basic first aid, capture and restraint, monitoring animal health and wellbeing including nutrition for a range of animals. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Grovely, Loganlea

Key dates and info

DURATION

Blended: 6 months / 3 days per week / Loganlea campus and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary / plus 1 day of independent study / Wildlife stream
Full time: 6 months / 2 days per week / Behaviour stream, 6 months / 3 days per week; 2 day at Grovely campus plus 1 day of independent study / Veterinary Nursing stream

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $4,384
  • Subsidised $1,836
  • Concession $1,289

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1300 712 007

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How to enrol

Stephanie Wood

TAFE gave my career certainty and direction

"I credit my industry and TAFE Queensland Brisbane experiences to the certainty I have today about my future career direction as a Vet Nurse. I landed a traineeship at a local veterinary clinic mid-way through Year 12 and that meant I could enrol in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. It's a fantastic course. All the materials are online, so you can complete the assignments around work hours."

Stephanie Wood
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Study Animal Science at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Like they say, dogs are a man's best friend... and so are many other animals - big, small, furry or scaly! Animal lovers will be right at home amongst like-minded caring and compassionate classmates and teachers at the TAFE Queensland Brisbane Animal Services Centre. You'll be taught animal nutrition, hygiene, care, management and grooming, plus the business and administration side of the industry.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Grovely 29 Jan 2018 Full time / 2 days per week / Behaviour stream Classroom
29 Jan 2018 Full time / 3 days per week; 2 day at Grovely campus plus 1 day of independent study / Veterinary Nursing stream Classroom
Loganlea 29 Jan 2018 3 days per week / Loganlea campus and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary / plus 1 day of independent study / Wildlife stream Blended
29 Jan 2018 Full time / 2 days per week / Behaviour stream Classroom
29 Jan 2018 Full time / 3 days per week; 2 day at Grovely campus plus 1 day of independent study / Veterinary Nursing stream Classroom

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry requirements however TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the following selection criteria:

  • Completion of Year 10 with a minimum of sound achievement in at least four subjects including an English, Mathematics and Science subject
  • Mature age entry
  • Sound levels of computer and literacy skills are desirable
  • We strongly encourage students to gain work experience in the animal care industry while completing this qualification

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Location/s

Grovely
Fitzsimmons Street
Grovely QLD 4000

Loganlea
50-68 Armstrong Road
Meadowbrook QLD 4131

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

Blended delivery option: Loganlea campus and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary / 3 days per week

  • 2 days per week and 1 day allocated to studying via Connect
  • 20 classes at Loganlea
  • 16 classes at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires completion of 7 core and 5 elective units. Electives may differ between streams and TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

Select the core units and choose which option you would like for your elective stream:

  • Option 1: Behaviour stream (Grovely and Loganlea campuses)
  • Option 2: Veterinary Nursing stream (Grovely and Loganlea campuses)
  • Option 3: Wildlife stream (Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary)
Core units - all streams
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ACMGAS303A Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals Core
ACMINF301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work Core
ACMGAS301A Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing Core
ACMGAS203A Complete animal care hygiene routines Core
ACMOHS301A Contribute to occupational health and safety processes Core
ACMSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
ACMGAS202A Participate in workplace communications Core
Elective units - Option 1: Behaviour stream (Grovely and Loganlea campuses)
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ACMGAS302A Provide enrichment for animals Elective
ACMSPE304A Provide basic care of dogs Elective
ACMGAS306A Assist with conditioning animals Elective
ACMCAS304A Capture, handle and transport companion animals Elective
ACMCAS307A Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services Elective Grovely only
ACMSPE302A Provide basic care of birds Elective Loganlea only
Elective units - Option 2: Veterinary Nursing stream (Grovely and Loganlea campuses)
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ACMCAS307A Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services Elective
ACMGAS204A Feed and water animals Elective
ACMVET202A Carry out daily clinic routines Elective
ACMGAS205A Assist in health care of animals Elective
ACMGAS208A Source information for animal care needs Elective
Elective units - Option 3: Wildlife stream (Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary)
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ACMGAS302A Provide enrichment for animals Elective
ACMCAN305A Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals Elective
ACMGAS305A Rescue animals and apply basic first aid Elective
ACMSPE302A Provide basic care of birds Elective
ACMSPE303A Provide basic care of common native mammals Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

$4,384

FULL FEE

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$1,836

SUBSIDISED

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$1,289

CONCESSION

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Full fee

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of subsidised courses.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Living in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

Students can access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.

Outcome

ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies

Job prospects

  • Animal Attendants And Trainers

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Stephanie Wood

TAFE gave my career certainty and direction

"I credit my industry and TAFE Queensland Brisbane experiences to the certainty I have today about my future career direction as a Vet Nurse. I landed a traineeship at a local veterinary clinic mid-way through Year 12 and that meant I could enrol in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. It's a fantastic course. All the materials are online, so you can complete the assignments around work hours."

Stephanie Wood
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this to TAFE Queensland.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 31 July 2017

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