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Qualification details

ACM30219 - Certificate III in Animal Technology (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes ACM30217 - Certificate III in Animal TechnologyChanges to packaging rules and core units. ACMWHS201 changed to ACMWHS301. Imported unit codes updated. 09/Sep/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Sep/2019


Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
MSL922001 - Record and present dataRecord and present dataElective
ACMGAS204 - Feed and water animalsFeed and water animalsCore
ACMGAS302 - Provide enrichment for animalsProvide enrichment for animalsCore
MSL933005 - Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purposeMaintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purposeElective
ACMWHS301 - Contribute to workplace health and safety processes Contribute to workplace health and safety processes Core
ACMATE307 - Work within an animal technology facilityWork within an animal technology facilityCore
ACMSPE304 - Provide basic care of domestic dogsProvide basic care of domestic dogsElective
MSL973013 - Perform basic testsPerform basic testsElective
ACMATE402 - Conduct euthanasia of research animalsConduct euthanasia of research animalsElective
ACMVET203 - Assist with surgery preparationAssist with surgery preparationElective
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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 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Animal Care and Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Technical Officer ,Animal Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 361199 Animal Attendants And Trainers Nec 07/Nov/2019 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 07/Nov/2019 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 10/Sep/2019 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 3.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating at a junior or assistant level and undertaking animal technology functions within a biomedical research or production environment.

Job roles covered by this qualification include:

  • Animal technician
  • Technical officer
  • Field technician

Regulatory compliance with the Australian Code 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. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory body.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 13 units of competency:
  • 9 core units plus
  • 4 elective units.

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

  • at least 2 from the electives in Group A
  • up to 2 units from Group B or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Core Units

ACMATE306

Follow containment and exclusion procedures in animal facilities

ACMATE307

Work within an animal technology facility

ACMGAS202

Participate in workplace communications

ACMGAS204

Feed and water animals

ACMGAS301

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGAS302

Provide enrichment for animals

ACMGAS304

Carry out simple breeding procedures

ACMSPE312

Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits

ACMWHS301

Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

Elective units

Group A

ACMATE402

Conduct euthanasia of research animals

ACMGAS307

Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work

ACMSUS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ACMVET203

Assist with surgery preparation

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

MSL922001

Record and present data

MSL933005

Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose

MSL973013

Perform basic tests

MSL973014

Prepare working solutions

MSL973016

Perform aseptic techniques

MSL973019

Perform microscopic examination

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

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

ACM30219 Certificate III in Animal Technology

ACM30217 Certificate III in Animal Technology

Changes to packaging rules and core units

ACMWHS201 changed to ACMWHS301

Imported unit codes updated

No equivalent qualification

Links

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