Qualification details

ACM20110 - Certificate II in Animal Studies (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 07/Dec/2012
(View details for release 2) Replaced09/Mar/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced11/Nov/2010

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes RUV20104 - Certificate II in Animal Studies 10/Nov/2010

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
ACMGAS201A - Work in the animal care industryWork in the animal care industry N/A
ACMGAS202A - Participate in workplace communicationsParticipate in workplace communications N/A
ACMGAS203A - Complete animal care hygiene routinesComplete animal care hygiene routines N/A
ACMGAS204A - Feed and water animalsFeed and water animals N/A
ACMGAS205A - Assist in health care of animalsAssist in health care of animals N/A
ACMGAS206A - Provide basic first aid for animalsProvide basic first aid for animals N/A
ACMGAS207A - Provide reception services for an animal care facilityProvide reception services for an animal care facility N/A
ACMGAS208A - Source information for animal care needsSource information for animal care needs N/A
ACMGAS209A - Provide information on companion animals, products and servicesProvide information on companion animals, products and services N/A
ACMGAS210A - Prepare for and conduct a tour or presentationPrepare for and conduct a tour or presentation N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 361199 Animal Attendants And Trainers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6399-15 Animal Attendant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 361199 Animal Attendants And Trainers Nec 11/Nov/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6399-15 Animal Attendant 11/Nov/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 11/Nov/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 11/Nov/2010 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

3

ACM10v3

Updated Pathways information

2

ACM10v2

Updated equivalent imported units

1

ACM10v1

Initial release. Supersedes and is not equivalent to RUV20104

Description

This qualification is a general pre-vocational qualification aimed for inclusion in a VET in Schools program or as an entry point into the animal care and management industry. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification the learner should seek to gain a period of work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace.

Job roles 

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Animal care attendant
  • Animal shelter attendant
  • Kennel hand
  • Cattery attendant
  • Pet shop attendant
  • Assistant dog groomer.

Pathways Information

Pathways  into the qualification 

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • direct entry, including VET in Schools
  • after achieving ACM10110 Certificate I in Animal Studies
  • limited vocational training and/or work experience.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Pathways  from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  • ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies
  • ACM30210 Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • ACM30310 Certificate III in Captive Animals
  • ACM30410 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • ACM30612 Certificate III in Pet Grooming
  • ACM40410 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, an individual unit of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • apply numeracy skills to workplace requirements
  • communicate information about problems with work
  • communicate information relating to OHS
  • complete work forms and required written documentation
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate interpersonal skills
  • interpret and apply workplace procedures and instructions
  • share workplace information
  • use communication and information technologies to support work operations.

Teamwork

  • assist with monitoring the health and welfare of animals
  • identify own role and responsibilities within a team
  • identify team goals
  • maintain health and safety of work area for self and others
  • provide assistance to others in the work area
  • share work-related information
  • work as part of a team
  • work with persons of different ages, genders, races, religions and political persuasion.

Problem solving

  • check performance of machines and equipment and identify signs of faulty operations
  • identify and apply health and safety issues relating to work in the animal care and management industry
  • identify and report any workplace hazards
  • identify workplace problems and make contributions to their solution
  • monitor workplace activities and identify and report non-compliances
  • report difficulties in handling animals.

Initiative and enterprise

  • ask questions regarding requirements and expectations
  • assess quality of work on an ongoing basis
  • gather and interpret information to support safe and efficient work
  • make suggestions for continuous improvement
  • provide feedback on procedures and processes
  • record basic information on the quality and other indicators of work outcomes.

Planning and organising

  • identify and report issues affecting ability to meet work outcomes
  • identify and use relevant personal protective equipment
  • identify work requirements and work load priorities
  • organise work area to maintain housekeeping standards
  • plan work activities to meet daily work requirements
  • select and organise relevant equipment and tools.

Self-management

  • accept responsibility for quality of own work
  • apply safe animal handling and work practices
  • identify personal responsibilities
  • keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • monitor own work and maintain work efficiency
  • participate in OHS practices
  • plan to meet required work outcomes of self and team
  • recognise own shortcomings and seek advice and assistance from supervisors.

Learning

  • ask questions to expand own knowledge
  • assess own competencies in meeting job requirements
  • attend training or skill development activities
  • identify own skill requirements and seek skill development if required
  • listen to feedback and advice of supervisors.

Technology

  • use information technology devices as required
  • use manual handling technologies in the workplace
  • use work tools, machines and equipment safely and effectively.

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

A total of twelve  (12 ) units  of competency must be achieved as specified below.

  • Complete seven  (7 ) CORE units
  • Complete three  (3 ) ELECTIVE units from Group A
  • Complete two  (2 ) ELECTIVE units from Group A and/or Group B

CORE : Complete the following seven  (7 ) units 

ACMOHS201A

Participate in occupational health and safety processes

ACMGAS201A

Work in the animal care industry

ACMGAS202A

Participate in workplace communications

ACMGAS203A

Complete animal care hygiene routines

ACMGAS204A

Feed and water animals

ACMGAS205A

Assist in health care of animals

ACMSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ELECTIVE :

Group A : Complete three  (3 ) units from the following list 

ACMGAS206A

Provide basic first aid for animals

ACMGAS207A

Provide reception services for an animal care facility

ACMGAS208A

Source information for animal care needs

ACMGAS209A

Provide information on companion animals, products and services

ACMGAS210A

Prepare for and conduct a tour or presentation

ACMVET201A

Carry out veterinary nursing reception duties

ACMVET202A

Carry out daily clinic routines

ACMVET203A

Assist with surgery preparation

HLTFA301C

Apply first aid

Group B : Complete two  (2 ) units from within ACM10 or from any other nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course . Units selected must be aligned to Certificate II or III and be relevant to work undertaken in the animal care and management sector. Suggested units are:

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

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