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Qualification details

ACM30417 - Certificate III in Companion Animal Services (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ACM30410 - Certificate III in Companion Animal ServicesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Removed SIR units from Group B electives that have been deleted from parent training package 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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ACMCAS301 - Work effectively in the companion animal industryWork effectively in the companion animal industry Core
ACMCAS302 - Provide advice on companion animal selection and general careProvide advice on companion animal selection and general care Elective
ACMCAS303 - Provide advice on selection and care of aquatic animalsProvide advice on selection and care of aquatic animals Elective
ACMCAS304 - Capture, handle and transport companion animalsCapture, handle and transport companion animals Elective
ACMCAS305 - Maintain aquascapes and aquatic animalsMaintain aquascapes and aquatic animals Elective
ACMCAS306 - Provide grooming services for companion animal comfortProvide grooming services for companion animal comfort Elective
ACMCAS307 - Provide companion animal hydro-bathing servicesProvide companion animal hydro-bathing services Elective
ACMGAS203 - Complete animal care hygiene routinesComplete animal care hygiene routines Core
ACMGAS207 - Provide reception services for an animal care facilityProvide reception services for an animal care facility Elective
ACMGAS301 - Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeingMaintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing Core
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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 Companion Animal Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Animal Attendant (Veterinary Clinic),Animal Attendant (Animal Shelter),Pet Shop Worker,Pet Exerciser,Aquarium Assistant,Assistant Animal Groomer,Animal Attendant 

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 the industry qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation.

Job roles covered by this qualification may include:

  • pet shop/aquarium assistant
  • kennel attendant
  • cattery attendant
  • assistant dog trainer
  • pet exerciser
  • assistant grooming attendant.

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:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 6 core units plus
  • 9 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:

  • 4 from the electives listed below in Group A
  • up to 5 from the remaining electives listed in Group A and/or Group B
  • up to 5 from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Core Units 

ACMCAS301

Work effectively in the companion animal industry

ACMGAS203

Complete animal care hygiene routines

ACMGAS301

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMINF301

Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work

ACMSUS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ACMWHS301

Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

Elective Units 

Group A 

ACMCAS302

Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care

ACMCAS303

Provide advice on selection and care of aquatic animals

ACMCAS304

Capture, handle and transport companion animals

ACMCAS305

Maintain aquascapes and aquatic animals

ACMCAS306

Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort

ACMCAS307

Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

ACMGAS207

Provide reception services for an animal care facility

ACMGAS302

Provide enrichment for animals

ACMGAS303

Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals

ACMGAS304

Carry out simple breeding procedures

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

Group B  

BSBFLM309

Support continuous improvement systems and processes

BSBFLM312

Contribute to team effectiveness

BSBINM301

Organise workplace information

SIRXSLS002

Follow point-of-sale procedures

SIRRRTF001

Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal

SIRRINV001

Receive and handle retail stock

SIRRMER003

Coordinate visual merchandising activities

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

ACM30410 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Removed SIR units from Group B electives that have been deleted from parent training package

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