Northern Adelaide State Secondary Schools Alliance
Program Details - Animal Studies Certificate III

Program TitleAnimal Studies Certificate III
Industry SectorAgricultural & Science Industries
QualificationCertificate III in Animal Studies
Qualification CodeACM30117
DescriptionThis qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at an assistant level and undertaking animal care functions in an animal care workplace. Job role titles covered by this qualification may include: • Animal care receptionist and support officer • Animal control and regulation assistant • Animal health officer on indigenous communities • Animal shelter assistant • Assistant animal welfare officer. The Certificate III in Animal Studies also requires a degree of physical fitness and ability, for example students will need to: • Use manual handling skills to lift animals and bags of feed • Work outdoors in a range of weather conditions • Work on uneven surfaces • Restrain animals • Undertake a range of routine cleaning tasks including, sweeping, raking and shovelling Topics covered include: • Animal care, hygiene and infection control • Nutrition and the provision of appropriate food and water •Animal behaviour and environmental enrichment for animals • Workplace Health and Safety (including supervising others) • Working in an environmentally sustainable way • Working well in teams and providing good customer service • Workplace skills and communication Whilst there are weekly theory components (approximately 50%) the course is also practical and students must be prepared to get fully involved every week. Employability skills include: working with others or in a team, as well as working on your own and you will need to feel comfortable speaking with a range of different people.
PathwaysAfter achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake specific industry stream qualifications at Certificate IV or Diploma level that define higher-level job functions.
Program Length2 Semesters (1 year)
CoursesThe following courses are offered within this program

Certificate III in Animal Studies
Host    : Northern Adelaide Senior College
Location(s) : Northern Adelaide Senior College
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