Northern Adelaide State Secondary Schools Alliance
Course Details - ACM10121 Certificate I in Animal Care Industry Pathways - Northern Adelaide Senior College

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NASSSA TitleCertificate I in Animal Care Industry Pathways
QualificationACM10121 Certificate I in Animal Care Industry Pathways
RTOAnimals on Course Pty Ltd (National Code 40688)
Host OrganisationNorthern Adelaide Senior College
Course Length1 Semester (0.5 years)
Course DescriptionAn entry level program designed as a foundation course for students interested in either working or volunteering with animals. Some work will be undertaken with animals in a sanctuary environment. There are a number of around tasks, a work placement and a variety of animals are always in the classroom.
PathwaysCertificate II or Certificate Ill skills cluster.
Entry RequirementsBasic literacy and numeracy is essential.
Other RequirementsStudents will be required to participate fully in all aspects of the course. They will need to dress appropriately for undertaking a range of animal care activities (includes respectable attire and appropriate footwear.) Students will be required to wear sturdy enclosed shoes, no long or acrylic nails or nail polish. Long hair must be tied back during practical work, no dangling jewellery can be worn and piercings may need to be removed or covered during practicals. Students must behave as they would in the work place and model best practice, professional behaviour especially when undertaking work experience and other industry visits. Students are required to bring an exercise book and pen to every session. Regular attendance in class and ability to complete work on time is essential. Students must be prepared to complete work at home if required.
Delivery Location(s)Northern Adelaide Senior College, Woodford Road, ELIZABETH, SA, 5112
The Hub, 2 Woodford Road, Elizabeth (Building T8)
Dates and Times18 weekly sessions at Northern Adelaide Senior College on Tuesdays from 09:00 until 15:30.
Commencement date 08/02/22.
Semester 2 intake 2022 TBC. Students are not to leave NASC without approval. All courses will be finished by week 6, Term 4 (week beginning 21 November) and exclude school holiday breaks or public holidays
Work Placement5 days
The qualification requires the equivalent of one weeks (37.5 hrs) work placement in an approved animal care workplace - the course has been structured to ensure students are exposed to working in a real industry environment and will accumulate adequate experience. This will be negotiated with the student and the VET Leader of the students home school.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 30 SACE credits
210 Nominal Hours. Credits granted to the student is dependant on the units of competency completed by the student toward the qualification
Units Of Competency
CoreACMGEN101Explore job opportunities in animal care and related industries10 nominal hours
 ACMGEN102Approach and handle a range of calm animals40 nominal hours
 ACMGEN103Assist in the care of animals40 nominal hours
 ACMWHS201Participate in workplace health and safety processes40 nominal hours
 FSKOCM002Engage in short and simple spoken exchanaes at work10 nominal hours
 ACMGEN202Complete animal care hygiene routines30 nominal hours
 ACMGEN203Feed and water animals40 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Training Cost$950.00 including GST
Cost NotesDepartment for Education Non-NASSSA students enrolling will incur a $50.00 additional Administration fee (Full year course - pro rata for semester/term courses). Non-Department for Education students enrolling will incur a $250.00 administration fee. (Full year course - pro rata for semester/term courses). This will provide the home school VET Leader access to WebVET. Enrolments for both these groups of students MUST be done through the WebVET Administrator.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    10
Maximum   22
Selection ProcessPre-screening assessment or interviews will be conducted Thursday week 3 to Friday week 4, Term 4 (Thursday 28th October 2021 to Friday 5th November 2021)
Orientation DetailsCourse orientation and induction occurs during the first training session by the trainer with host school VET Leader support. All home schools are required to conduct WorkPRO prior to students commencing a course.
Public TransportNorthern Adelaide Senior College is located close to the Elizabeth Interchange.
Contact PersonMs Laura Brady, Phone 7285 1600, Mobile 0417 417 058, Email
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