Qualification details

ACM40310 - Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services (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 RUV40304 - Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services 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
ACMCAN311A - Care for young animalsCare for young animals Elective
ACMCAS401A - Manage compliance in the companion animal industryManage compliance in the companion animal industry Core
ACMCAS402A - Manage and maintain aviaries and bird roomsManage and maintain aviaries and bird rooms Elective
ACMCAS403A - Design, construct and maintain aquascapesDesign, construct and maintain aquascapes Elective
ACMCAS404A - Develop enrichment strategies for companion animalsDevelop enrichment strategies for companion animals Elective
ACMCAS405A - Purchase companion animal livestockPurchase companion animal livestock Elective
ACMCAS406A - Manage companion animal breedingManage companion animal breeding Elective
ACMCAS407A - Provide professional companion animal grooming servicesProvide professional companion animal grooming services Elective
ACMCAS408A - Manage the operation of a mobile hydro-bathing facilityManage the operation of a mobile hydro-bathing facility Elective
ACMCAS409A - Provide training advice to companion animal ownersProvide training advice to companion animal owners Elective
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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 511 Certificate IV 

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 511 Certificate IV 11/Nov/2010 
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Modification History

Release  

TP Version  

Comments  

3

ACM10v3

Amended elective packaging rules

2

ACM10v2

Updated equivalent imported units

1

ACM10v1

Initial release

Description

This Qualification is the industry Qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this Qualification, the learner should have access to a companion animal workplace through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

Pathways Information

Job roles 

Job roles and titles covered by this Qualification may include:

  • Pet shop/aquarium manager
  • Companion animal trainer/behaviourist
  • Companion animal breeder
  • Companion animal groomer
  • Boarding kennel or cattery manager
  • Animal shelter supervisor/manager
  • Pet minding and exercise operator
  • Mobile hydro-bathing operator.

Pathways into the Qualification 

Pathways for candidates considering this Qualification include:

  • direct entry
  • after achieving ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies
  • after achieving ACM30310 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • vocational training and/or work experience across a range of work settings.

This Qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Pathways from the Qualification 

After achieving this Qualification, candidates may undertake higher level study for further pathway advancement.

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

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this Qualification include :

Communication

  • applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements
  • complete workplace documentation and records
  • communicate with all team members in a professional manner
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate documentation, communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with internal and external clients
  • develop work instructions, specifications and procedures
  • use a range of communication technologies to support work operations.

Teamwork

  • work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • liaise with and provide support to other team members
  • demonstrate leadership skills
  • identify and manage performance required to meet internal and external customer needs in own work and teamwork
  • maintain organisational processes and provide problem solving support to others.

Problem solving

  • investigate problem causes
  • identify, rectify or report potential and actual problems associated with work operations
  • identify factors which may affect the service to be provided
  • use material and operational knowledge to solve problems
  • use numeracy skills to solve problems
  • identify hazards and suggest control measures
  • monitor animal welfare and safety practices in the workplace.

Initiative and enterprise

  • assist in the implementation of continuous improvement processes
  • gather and analyse feedback on products, procedures and services
  • determine and act on situations requiring further information or problem solving
  • provide leadership in the workplace.

Planning and organising

  • access, interpret and apply technical information
  • analyse data and information to determine implications for work operations
  • participate in continuous improvement and planning processes
  • identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
  • demonstrate time management skills
  • source and prepare materials and resources and ensure availability to support work operations
  • schedule and sequence work to maximise safety and productivity.

Self-management

  • interpret and apply relevant Acts and regulations
  • keep the work area clean and hygienic at all times
  • monitor own work and work of team and identify and act on any quality issues
  • manage own time to meet deadlines
  • implement and monitor workplace procedures and instructions.

Learning

  • assess work data and information to identify areas for improved performance
  • be supportive, assertive and use interpersonal skills to encourage workplace learning
  • identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
  • implement learning activities as appropriate to ensure achievement of specified work requirements
  • gather feedback on own work to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives and integrate information into own practice.

Technology

  • use computer software applications effectively
  • work with machines and workplace technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • help others use technology efficiently and safely
  • ensure readiness, operational efficiency and safety of workplace technology.

Packaging Rules

A total of thirteen  (13 ) Units of Competency must be achieved as specified below.

  • Complete three  (3 ) CORE Units
  • Complete four (4)  ELECTIVE Units from Group A
  • Complete six (6 ) ELECTIVE Units from Group A and/or B.

CORE : Complete the following three  (3 ) Units 

ACMCAS401A

Manage compliance in the companion animal industry

ACMGAS301A

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMOHS401A

Maintain occupational health and safety processes

ELECTIVE 

Group A : Complete four (4) Units from the following list 

ACMCAN311A

Care for young animals

ACMCAS402A

Manage and maintain aviaries and bird rooms

ACMCAS403A

Design, construct and maintain aquascapes

ACMCAS404A

Develop enrichment strategies for companion animals

ACMCAS405A

Purchase companion animal livestock

ACMCAS406A

Manage companion animal breeding

ACMCAS407A

Provide professional companion animal grooming services

ACMCAS408A

Manage the operation of a mobile hydro-bathing facility

ACMCAS409A

Provide training advice to companion animal owners

ACMCAS410A

Conduct companion animal training classes

ACMGAS306A

Assist with conditioning animals

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

ACMSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

ACMVET411A

Prepare, deliver and review animal care education programs

Group B : Complete six (6) Units from Group A, Group B or from any other nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course . Units selected must be packaged at Certificate III, IV or Diploma and be relevant to work undertaken in the companion animal services sector. Suggested Units are:

BSBSMB403A

Market the small business

BSBSMB405B

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB407A

Manage a small team

BSBWOR402A

Promote team effectiveness

SIRXINV005A

Control inventory

SIRXMER004A

Manage merchandise and store presentation

TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

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