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Qualification details

ACM30321 - Certificate III in Wildlife and Exhibited Animal Care (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes ACM30317 - Certificate III in Captive AnimalsUpdated title. Changed packaging rules. Changed core units. Additional electives and group headings added 12/Apr/2021

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 13/Apr/2021


Units of competency

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AHCPCM204 - Recognise plantsRecognise plantsElective
ACMAIM309 - Respond to marine wildlife welfareRespond to marine wildlife welfareElective
ACMBEH301 - Identify behaviours and interact safely with animalsIdentify behaviours and interact safely with animalsElective
ACMGEN309 - Provide basic animal first aidProvide basic animal first aidElective
ACMAIM307 - Participate in large whale disentanglement operationsParticipate in large whale disentanglement operationsElective
ACMSPE318 - Provide general care of fishProvide general care of fishElective
ACMEXH303 - Prepare and maintain animal habitatsPrepare and maintain animal habitatsCore
ACMSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesCore
ACMEXH309 - Contribute to exhibit design and renovation planningContribute to exhibit design and renovation planningElective
ACMGEN304 - Promote positive wellbeing in self and others in animal care workplacesPromote positive wellbeing in self and others in animal care workplacesCore
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 361114 Zookeeper 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Exhibited Animals and Wildlife Environments 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Zookeeper 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 361114 Zookeeper 15/Jun/2021 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 15/Jun/2021 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 13/Apr/2021 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 4.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the skills and knowledge required for individuals undertaking a range of animal care functions in a zoo, wildlife sanctuary, aquaria or other facility where animals are cared for or exhibited. It applies to individuals who undertake activities autonomously or in teams working under broad direction. Activities may include individual animal welfare to social group management in small to large scale facilities.

Job roles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Zookeeper/Animal carer
  • Native wildlife carer
  • Wildlife rehabilitator
  • Animal technical officer
  • Aquarist.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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:
  • 12 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:

  • at least 2 from the electives listed below in Group A - Note: only one of the following infection control units can be selected from Group A:
  • ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • ACMINF303 Implement infection control in the handling and care of native wildlife
  • up to 2 from Group B or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Core Units

ACMBEH302

Provide enrichment for animals

ACMEXH301

Work within a zoological facility

ACMEXH303

Prepare and maintain animal habitats

ACMEXH304

Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals

ACMGEN301

Prepare and present information to the public

ACMGEN303

Assess the welfare status of an animal

ACMGEN304

Promote positive wellbeing in self and others in animal care workplaces

ACMGEN311

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGEN312

Provide nutritional requirements for animals

ACMGEN315

Communicate effectively with clients and team members

ACMSUS401

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

ACMWHS301

Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

Elective Units

Group A General electives

ACMAIM203

Assist at wildlife events

ACMAIM307

Participate in large whale disentanglement operations

ACMAIM308

Respond to marine wildlife stranding

ACMAIM309

Respond to marine wildlife welfare

ACMAIM310

Participate in marine wildlife pollution event

ACMATE306

Follow containment and exclusion procedures in animal facilities

ACMBEH301

Identify behaviours and interact safely with animals

ACMBEH404

Condition animal behaviour

ACMEXH302

Support species population planning and management

ACMEXH305

Monitor animal reproduction

ACMEXH306

Rehabilitate native wildlife

ACMEXH307

Release native wildlife to the natural environment

ACMEXH308

Develop husbandry guidelines

ACMEXH309

Contribute to exhibit design and renovation planning

ACMGEN302

Care for young animals

ACMGEN309

Provide basic animal first aid

ACMINF301

Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work

ACMINF303

Implement infection control in the handling and care of native wildlife

AHCBIO301

Identify and report signs of unusual disease or pest

AHCECR202

Maintain wildlife habitat refuges

AHCFAU303

Respond to wildlife emergencies

AHCPCM204

Recognise plants

Group B Species-specific electives

ACMSPE313

Provide general care of amphibians

ACMSPE314

Provide general care of birds

ACMSPE315

Provide general care of common native mammals

ACMSPE318

Provide general care of fish

ACMSPE319

Provide general care of invertebrates

ACMSPE320

Provide general care of mammals

ACMSPE321

Provide general care of non-venomous reptiles

SFICRO303

Care for crocodiles over 1.2 metres in a controlled environment

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

ACM30321 Certificate III in Wildlife and Exhibited Animal Care

ACM30317 Certificate III in Captive Animals

Updated title

Changed packaging rules

Changed core units

Additional electives and group headings added

Not equivalent

Links

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