Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

Code:
ACM30410
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Recognition
Meets the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
Entry requirements
No minimum education. Certificate II in Animal Studies; or relevant vocational training and/or vocational experience across a range of work settings is recommended.
Units in this course
Fee range
$2,997 - $8,825 (full fee)
$1,518 - $2,525
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The courses shown on the Victorian Skills Gateway website are regulated qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), or short training programs made up of units of competency from regulated qualifications.

Units
Unit code
Unit title
ACMCAS301A
Work effectively in the companion animal industry
ACMCAS302A
Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care
ACMCAS303A
Provide advice on selection and care of aquatic animals
ACMCAS304A
Capture, handle and transport companion animals
ACMCAS305A
Maintain aquascapes and aquatic animals
ACMCAS306A
Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
ACMCAS307A
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
ACMGAS203A
Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGAS207A
Provide reception services for an animal care facility
ACMGAS301A
Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
ACMGAS302A
Provide enrichment for animals
ACMGAS303A
Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
ACMGAS304A
Carry out simple breeding procedures
ACMINF301A
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work
ACMOHS301A
Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
ACMSPE301A
Provide basic care of amphibians
ACMSPE302A
Provide basic care of birds
ACMSPE303A
Provide basic care of common native mammals
ACMSPE304A
Provide basic care of dogs
ACMSPE305A
Provide basic care of domestic cats
ACMSPE306A
Provide basic care of marine fish
ACMSPE307A
Provide basic care of freshwater fish
ACMSPE308A
Provide basic care of marine aquatic invertebrates
ACMSPE309A
Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates
ACMSPE310A
Provide basic care of mammals
ACMSPE311A
Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles
ACMSPE312A
Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
ACMSUS201A
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBFLM309C
Support continuous improvement systems and processes
BSBFLM312B
Contribute to team effectiveness
BSBINM301A
Organise workplace information
SIRXCCS001A
Apply point-of-sale handling procedures
SIRXFIN001A
Balance point-of-sale terminal
SIRXICT001A
Operate retail technology
SIRXICT003A
Operate retail information technology systems
SIRXINV001A
Perform stock control procedures
SIRXMER002A
Coordinate merchandise presentation
SIRXMER004A
Manage merchandise and store presentation
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