Qualification details

ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 11/Nov/2010

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes RUV50104 - Diploma of Animal Technology 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
ACMATE301A - Work within an animal technology facilityWork within an animal technology facility N/A
ACMATE302A - Carry out institution containment and exclusion proceduresCarry out institution containment and exclusion procedures N/A
ACMATE303A - Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animalsPrepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animals N/A
ACMATE304A - Conduct non-surgical procedures on animalsConduct non-surgical procedures on animals N/A
ACMATE305A - Conduct euthanasia of research animalsConduct euthanasia of research animals N/A
ACMATE501A - Manage compliance in animal technologyManage compliance in animal technology N/A
ACMATE502A - Manage and maintain the health of research animalsManage and maintain the health of research animals N/A
ACMATE503A - Carry out post-mortem examination of a research animalCarry out post-mortem examination of a research animal N/A
ACMATE504A - Administer anaesthesia and perform surgery on animals for scientific purposesAdminister anaesthesia and perform surgery on animals for scientific purposes N/A
ACMATE505A - Carry out advanced breeding proceduresCarry out advanced breeding procedures N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 512299 Practice Managers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6392-11 Veterinary Nurse 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 512299 Practice Managers Nec 11/Nov/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6392-11 Veterinary Nurse 11/Nov/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 11/Nov/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 11/Nov/2010 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Description

This qualification is the industry qualification for persons aiming to operate at a senior or managerial level and undertaking animal technology functions within a biomedical research or production environment. It is highly recommended that while undertaking this qualification, the learner should have access to an animal technology workplace through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

Job roles 

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Animal technology manager
  • Facility manager
  • Animal technologist
  • Animal house manager
  • Supervising animal technician.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • direct entry
  • after achieving ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies
  • after achieving ACM30210 Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • vocational training, work experience or skills recognition.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake graduate level study to provide advanced skills and knowledge for further pathway advancement.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , Legislative , Regulatory or Certification Considerations 

Regulatory compliance with the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes applies to some units of competency. In addition, individual units 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

  • analyse and apply technical information
  • analyse data and information to determine implications for work operations
  • communicate with all people at all levels of the organisation in a professional manner
  • complete a range of workplace documentation and records
  • select communication technologies to support work operations
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people
  • develop work instructions, specifications and procedures
  • select and apply documentation, communication and interpersonal strategies when dealing with internal and external clients
  • select communication methods according to priority, cost and audience needs.

Teamwork

  • determine performance required to meet internal and external customer needs
  • facilitate team achievements
  • lead cooperative work relations with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • manage organisational processes and provide problem solving support to others
  • provide leadership.

Problem solving

  • identify and address potential and actual problems associated with work operations or in achieving work outcomes
  • investigate problem causes and implement corrective strategies
  • identify environmental features, regulations, legislative requirements and other factors which may affect the process or service to be provided
  • use material and process knowledge to solve problems
  • identify hazards and suggest control measures
  • analyse animal welfare and safety practices.

Initiative and enterprise

  • determine and act on situations requiring further information or problem solving
  • determine information gathering requirements to monitor work processes and procedures
  • determine quality and other indicators of work outcomes
  • identify efficient production processes
  • implement continuous improvement processes
  • provide leadership in the workplace.

Planning and organising

  • demonstrate time-management skills
  • determine resource requirements
  • determine work timelines and quality service targets
  • identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
  • optimise work processes.

Self-management

  • analyse implications of relevant Acts and regulations on work practices
  • conduct work reviews to determine improvement requirements
  • determine workplace procedures and instructions
  • monitor work operations and identify and act on any quality and performance issues
  • manage own time to meet deadlines.

Learning

  • assess work data and information to identify areas for improved performance
  • be supportive, assertive and use interpersonal skills to encourage workplace learning
  • develop learning opportunities
  • gather feedback on own work to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives and integrate information into own practice
  • identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
  • maintain currency of industry skill and knowledge.

Technology

  • ensure readiness and operational efficiency of workplace technology
  • help others use technology efficiently and safely
  • select computer software applications to perform work operations
  • work with technology safely and according to workplace standards.

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

A total of twenty-three  (23 ) units  of competency must be achieved as specified below.

  • Complete fifteen  (15 ) CORE units
  • Complete five  (5 ) ELECTIVE units from Group A
  • Complete three  (3 ) ELECTIVE units from Group B.

CORE : Complete the following fifteen  (15 ) units 

ACMATE301A

Work within an animal technology facility

ACMATE302A

Carry out institution containment and exclusion procedures

ACMATE303A

Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animals

ACMATE304A

Conduct non-surgical procedures on animals

ACMATE305A

Conduct euthanasia of research animals

ACMATE501A

Manage compliance in animal technology

ACMATE502A

Manage and maintain the health of research animals

ACMGAS301A

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGAS302A

Provide enrichment for animals

ACMGAS303A

Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals

ACMGAS304A

Carry out simple breeding procedures

ACMOHS501A

Manage occupational health and safety processes

ACMSPE312A

Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits

MSL973004A

Perform aseptic techniques

MSL924001A

Process and interpret data

ELECTIVE 

Group A : Complete five  (5 ) units from the following list 

ACMATE503A

Carry out post-mortem examination of a research animal

ACMATE504A

Administer anaesthesia and perform surgery on animals for scientific purposes

ACMATE505A

Carry out advanced breeding procedures

ACMATE507A

Manage the parturition of transgenic mice or rats

ACMCAN404A

Develop, monitor and review behavioural management strategies

ACMSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBRES401A

Analyse and present research information

MSL915002A

Schedule laboratory work for a small team

MSL916001A

Develop and maintain laboratory documentation

MSL916003A

Supervise laboratory operations in work/functional area

MSL916005A

Manage complex projects

MSL974007A

Undertake environmental field-based monitoring

MSL974011A

Prepare tissue and cell cultures *(prerequisite MSL973004A Perform aseptic techniques )

Group B : Complete three  (3 ) additional ELECTIVE units from within ACM10 or from any other nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course . Units selected must be aligned to qualifications at Certificate III or higher level and be relevant to work undertaken in an animal technology 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

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