Start your career in Animal Care with the Certificate II in Animal Studies.
You'll learn to care for the welfare of animals, including feeding, watering, and hygiene routines, and providing basic care for domestic dogs and cats. You'll also learn to provide basic animal first aid, prepare animals for surgery, and carry out daily practice routines.
This is a general qualification for entry into sectors of the animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as animal shelters, kennels, catteries, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics.
At this level, work takes place under direct supervision within clearly defined guidelines for work activities.
The course can be delivered in the following ways:
Training package entry requirements
There are no mandated training package entry requirements.
GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:
It is also desirable that all applicants:
Victorian & Tasmanian VETDSS students will have their suitability determined by their school.
Bachelor of Veterinary Technology students will have their suitability determined by CSU - a minimum ATAR of 70 is required.
This course prepares you to work in the Animal Care and Management industry. Weekend work may be involved and a level of fitness is required that allows for safe handling of a range of animals.
You may find work in a Veterinary Clinic, Animal Shelter, Kennel/Cattery, or Sanctuary, performing the following duties:
Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.
You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:
Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.