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Qualification details

ACM30317 - Certificate III in Captive Animals (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ACM30310 - Certificate III in Captive AnimalsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 28/Nov/2017

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 29/Nov/2017


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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ACMATE302 - Carry out institution containment and exclusion proceduresCarry out institution containment and exclusion procedures Elective
ACMCAN301 - Work within a captive animal facilityWork within a captive animal facility Core
ACMCAN302 - Prepare and present information to the publicPrepare and present information to the public Core
ACMCAN303 - Support collection managementSupport collection management Elective
ACMCAN304 - Prepare and maintain animal housingPrepare and maintain animal housing Core
ACMCAN305 - Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animalsAssist with capturing, restraining and moving animals Core
ACMCAN306 - Monitor animal reproductionMonitor animal reproduction Core
ACMCAN307 - Rehabilitate native wildlifeRehabilitate native wildlife Elective
ACMCAN308 - Release native animals to natural environmentRelease native animals to natural environment Elective
ACMCAN309 - Develop institutional husbandry guidelinesDevelop institutional husbandry guidelines 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 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Animal Care and Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Assistant Keeper 

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 514 Certificate III 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 qualification is a general industry qualification for persons operating at pre-trade level and undertaking animal care functions in a captive animal facility or institution.

Job roles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Trainee keeper
  • Pre-trade keeper
  • Assistant keeper
  • Animal care attendant
  • Wildlife animal carer

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, an individual unit of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 16 units of competency:
  • 11 core units plus
  • 5 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:

  • at least 3 from the electives listed below
  • up to 2 from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Core Units 

ACMCAN301

Work within a captive animal facility

ACMCAN302

Prepare and present information to the public

ACMCAN304

Prepare and maintain animal housing

ACMCAN305

Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals

ACMCAN306

Monitor animal reproduction

ACMCAN311

Care for young animals

ACMGAS301

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGAS302

Provide enrichment for animals

ACMGAS303

Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals

ACMSUS201

Participate in enviromentally sustainable work practices

ACMWHS301

Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

Elective Units 

ACMATE302

Carry out institution containment and exclusion procedures

ACMCAN303

Support collection management

ACMCAN307

Rehabilitate native wildlife

ACMCAN308

Release native animals to natural environment

ACMCAN309

Develop institutional husbandry guidelines

ACMCAN310

Assist with exhibit design and renovation planning

ACMGAS305

Rescue animals and apply basic first aid

ACMGAS306

Assist with conditioning animals

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

AHCFAU301

Respond to wildlife emergencies

AHCNAR202

Maintain wildlife habitat refuges

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACM30317 Certificate III in Captive Animals

ACM30310 Certificate III in Captive Animals

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

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