Animal Studies

Have you always wanted to work with animals? If so, Diversitat Training can make your dream come true, as we offer the accredited ACM30410 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services at our study unit in Geelong, both as a day course and a night course too. Read more…

This particular qualification is the industry standard qualification for those people who wish to work within a companion animal organisation. Whether you’re already working within the industry or you wish to begin a brand new career, our animal studies programme is the first stepping-stone to a rewarding vocation.

The ACM30410 Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies will provide the basis for many different kinds of roles within the companion animal industry, although you may have to undergo further training to undertake specific tasks.

However, if your aim is to become an animal groomer, an assistant at a kennel or cattery, a dog minder in day care or work in an aquarium, this is the perfect starting point. While we do suggest that you already have some experience of working within the industry prior to starting the course, it is not prerequisite.

However, you will need to have access to a companion animal workplace throughout the duration of your course. This can either be through paid employment or as a volunteer.

Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies

The course structure of the ACM30410 Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies includes time in the classroom, flexible off-campus study and an industry placement of 120 hours.

You will be assessed through competency based tasks via a mixture of written assignments, interviews, discussions, workplace projects and practical demonstrations.

The duration of the course is 10 months, whether you choose to opt for a daytime or a night course. The aim of the course is to give you the skills you need to operate effectively within the animal companion industry.

To achieve this, you’ll study a variety of modules from animal care hygiene routine and how to maintain and monitor the health and wellbeing of the animals in your care through to how to comply with infection control policies and procedures during your daily work.

You’ll also learn about your role in contributing to occupational health and safety processes and how to participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

The ACM30410 Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies also offers 9 elective units covering subjects such as providing advice on how to select an animal companion to how to provide basic care for dogs, domestic cats and birds.

Animal Studies Geelong

Students can also study more about meeting the nutritional needs of animal companions and how to capture, handle and transport a variety of animals. For those of you who are looking to work in a receptionist role, the course also covers providing reception services in animal care facilities.

If you’d like to know more about our ACM30410 Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies, call us now on 5246 9600, or alternatively drop into our offices in Ryan Place, Geelong.

Diversitat Training is currently offering short courses, diplomas & certificates in Geelong in areas such as Aged Care Services or Community Services.

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