Qualification details

ACM20117 - Certificate II in Animal Studies (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 29/Nov/2017

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ACM20110 - Certificate II in Animal StudiesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Amendments to core and elective groupings. 28/Nov/2017


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
ACMGAS201 - Work in the animal care industryWork in the animal care industry Core
ACMGAS202 - Participate in workplace communicationsParticipate in workplace communications Core
ACMGAS203 - Complete animal care hygiene routinesComplete animal care hygiene routines Core
ACMGAS204 - Feed and water animalsFeed and water animals Core
ACMGAS205 - Assist in health care of animalsAssist in health care of animals Core
ACMGAS206 - Provide basic first aid for animalsProvide basic first aid for animals Core
ACMGAS207 - Provide reception services for an animal care facilityProvide reception services for an animal care facility Elective
ACMGAS208 - Source information for animal care needsSource information for animal care needs Elective
ACMGAS209 - Provide information on companion animals, products and servicesProvide information on companion animals, products and services Elective
ACMGAS210 - Prepare for and conduct a tour or presentationPrepare for and conduct a tour or presentation Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 361199 Animal Attendants And Trainers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Animal Care and Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Assistant Animal Groomer,Animal Attendant (Veterinary Clinic),Animal Attendant (Animal Shelter) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 361199 Animal Attendants And Trainers Nec 29/Nov/2017 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 29/Nov/2017 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 29/Nov/2017 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Qualification Description

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.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, individual units of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Users of this qualification must refer to the relevant state or territory jurisdiction for details.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 12 units of competency:
  • 8 core units plus
  • 4 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 2 units from Group A
  • 2 units from the remaining electives in Group A, and/or from electives in Group B, and/or from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Core Units 

ACMGAS201

Work in the animal care industry

ACMGAS202

Participate in workplace communications

ACMGAS203

Complete animal care hygiene routines

ACMGAS204

Feed and water animals

ACMGAS205

Assist in health care of animals

ACMGAS206

Provide basic first aid for animals

ACMSUS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ACMWHS201

Participate in workplace health and safety processes

Elective Units 

Group A  

ACMGAS207

Provide reception services for an animal care facility

ACMGAS208

Source information for animal care needs

ACMGAS209

Provide information on companion animals, products and services

ACMGAS210

Prepare for and conduct a tour or presentation

ACMINF301

Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work

ACMVET201

Assist with veterinary nursing reception duties

ACMVET202

Carry out daily practice routines

ACMVET203

Assist with surgery preparation

HLTAID003

Provide first aid 

Group B  

ACMSPE301

Provide basic care of amphibians

ACMSPE302

Provide basic care of birds

ACMSPE303

Provide basic care of common native mammals

ACMSPE304

Provide basic care of domestic dogs

ACMSPE305

Provide basic care of domestic cats

ACMSPE306

Provide basic care of marine fish

ACMSPE307

Provide basic care of freshwater fish

ACMSPE308

Provide basic care of marine invertebrates

ACMSPE309

Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates

ACMSPE310

Provide basic care of mammals

ACMSPE311

Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles

ACMSPE312

Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies

ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Amendments to core and elective groupings

Equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b75f4b23-54c9-4cc9-a5db-d3502d154103

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