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Qualification details

ACM40217 - Certificate IV in Captive Animals (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ACM40210 - Certificate IV in Captive AnimalsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 28/Nov/2017
Is superseded by ACM40221 - Certificate IV in Animal Facility ManagementRedesigned qualification that includes content from two existing qualifications. Entry requirements, new units and elective specialisations added 12/Apr/2021

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


Units of competency

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ACMCAN304 - Prepare and maintain animal housingPrepare and maintain animal housingCore
ACMCAN406 - Assist in establishing and maintaining a plantationAssist in establishing and maintaining a plantationElective
ACMCAN405 - Design and evaluate interpretive and learning programsDesign and evaluate interpretive and learning programsElective
ACMGAS303 - Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animalsPlan for and provide nutritional requirements for animalsCore
ACMCAN303 - Support collection managementSupport collection managementCore
ACMGAS302 - Provide enrichment for animalsProvide enrichment for animalsCore
ACMSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesElective
ACMWHS401 - Maintain workplace health and safety processesMaintain workplace health and safety processesCore
ACMCAN301 - Work within a captive animal facilityWork within a captive animal facilityCore
ACMSPE304 - Provide basic care of domestic dogsProvide basic care of domestic dogsElective
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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 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Animal Care and Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Zookeeper 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 361114 Zookeeper 29/Nov/2017 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 29/Nov/2017 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 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 a senior keeper level and undertaking animal care functions within zoo, wildlife or theme park environments.

Job roles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Senior keeper
  • Post-trade keeper
  • Wildlife care operator/manager.

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:

  • 20 units of competency:
  • 13 core units plus
  • 7 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
  • up to 3 from the electives listed below
  • up to 3 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

ACMCAN303

Support collection management

ACMCAN304

Prepare and maintain animal housing

ACMCAN305

Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals

ACMCAN306

Monitor animal reproduction

ACMCAN402

Manage enclosures and exhibits

ACMCAN404

Develop, monitor and review behavioural management strategies

ACMGAS301

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGAS302

Provide enrichment for animals

ACMGAS303

Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals

ACMWHS401

Maintain workplace health and safety processes

TAEDEL402

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Elective Units 

ACMCAN401

Implement collection management

ACMCAN403

Develop animal diets

ACMCAN405

Design and evaluate interpretive and learning programs

ACMCAN406

Assist in establishing and maintaining a plantation

ACMCAN501

Contribute to enclosure and exhibit design or renovation projects

ACMCAN502

Develop and monitor collection management

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

ACMSUS401

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBRES401

Analyse and present research information

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACM40217 Certificate IV in Captive Animals

ACM40210 Certificate IV in Captive Animals

Updated to meet 2012 Standards for Training Packages

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