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Qualification details

ACM40221 - Certificate IV in Animal Facility Management (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes ACM40217 - Certificate IV in Captive AnimalsRedesigned qualification that includes content from two existing qualifications. Entry requirements, new units and elective specialisations added 12/Apr/2021
Supersedes ACM40317 - Certificate IV in Companion Animal ServicesRedesigned qualification that includes content from two existing qualifications. Entry requirements, new units and elective specialisations added 12/Apr/2021

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


Units of competency

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ACMBEH301 - Identify behaviours and interact safely with animalsIdentify behaviours and interact safely with animalsElective
ACMGRM304 - Perform grooms on cross breed dogsPerform grooms on cross breed dogsElective
BSBOPS404 - Implement customer service strategiesImplement customer service strategiesElective
ACMBEH407 - Conduct animal behavioural assessmentsConduct animal behavioural assessmentsElective
BSBESB406 - Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business venturesEstablish operational strategies and procedures for new business venturesElective
BSBLDR413 - Lead effective workplace relationshipsLead effective workplace relationshipsElective
ACMGEN401 - Develop animal dietsDevelop animal dietsElective
ACMSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesCore
ACMEXH403 - Design and evaluate interpretive and learning programsDesign and evaluate interpretive and learning programsElective
ACMGRM402 - Groom cats of different breeds and coat typesGroom cats of different breeds and coat typesElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Exhibited Animals and Wildlife Environments,Companion Animal Services, Pet Care and Animal Shelters 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Companion Animal Facility Supervisor/Coordinator,Senior Zookeeper 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 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 for team leaders, supervisors, and specialist technical roles within an animal care facility, including companion animal and exhibited and wildlife environments.

The qualification applies to a range of roles including coordinators/managers of boarding/day care, breeding or shelter facilities, as well as senior zookeepers, aquarists, and wildlife carers. Individuals in these roles analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of skilled activities and apply specialist technical skills and knowledge to solve routine and non-routine problems. They have accountability for the work of others and for meeting organisational key performance indicators.

The qualification allows for a specialisation in Companion animal or Wildlife and exhibited animal facilities.

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

Entry Requirements

Prior to commencing this qualification, individuals must have the skills and knowledge to:

  • work independently and within a team in an animal care workplace
  • provide husbandry care for a variety of species or breeds in an animal care workplace
  • apply and communicate solutions to predictable and at times unpredictable problems relating to animals, clients and job role in an animal care workplace
  • make judgements on the selection of equipment, techniques and contingency measures relating to safe work practices and animal welfare principles.

These skills and knowledge may have been acquired through completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification relating to animal care, or through industry experience in an animal care workplace.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 13 units of competency:
  • 6 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. Electives can be chosen to provide a general qualification or a qualification with a specialisation.

For the award of the Certificate IV in Animal Facility Management (General) choose:

  • at least 4 units from the electives in Groups A and/or B
  • up to 3 units from the electives listed in Groups A to C (not already selected) or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

For the award of the Certificate IV in Animal Facility Management(Companion animals)

  • at least 4 units from the electives in Group A
  • up to 3 units from the electives listed in Groups A to C (not already selected) or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

For the award of the Certificate IV in Animal Facility Management(Wildlife and exhibited animals) choose:

  • at least 4 units from the electives in Group B
  • up to 3 units from the electives listed in Groups A to C (not already selected) or currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

At least 4 of the 7 electives must be coded with an AQF indicator above level 3 or reflect outcomes above AQF level 3.

Core Units

ACMBEH402

Develop, implement and monitor enrichment strategies for animals

ACMGEN402

Advise on animal industry compliance and practices

ACMINF401

Oversee site biosecurity and infection controls working with animals

ACMSUS401

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

ACMWHS401

Maintain workplace health and safety processes

AHCLSK404

Implement and monitor animal welfare programs

Group A Companion animal facilities 

ACMARM405 

Assist with the euthanasia of animals 

ACMARM406 

Carry out animal holding facility procedures 

ACMBEH404

Condition animal behaviour

ACMBEH407

Conduct animal behavioural assessments

ACMGEN303

Assess the welfare status of an animal

ACMGEN305

Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care

ACMGEN311

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGEN405

Manage companion animal breeding

ACMMIC401

Implant microchip in cats and dogs

TLIE4013

Apply workplace statistics

Group B - Wildlife and exhibited animal facilities 

ACMAIM401

Coordinate large animal movement and evacuation

ACMAIM402

Develop a large animal incident response plan for an organisation

ACMBEH401

Develop, monitor and review behavioural husbandry strategies

ACMEXH401

Implement species population planning and management

ACMEXH402

Oversee enclosure or exhibit operations

ACMEXH403

Design and evaluate interpretive and learning programs

ACMEXH404

Assist in establishing and maintaining a zoological plantation or plant production system

ACMGEN302

Care for young animals

ACMGEN401

Develop animal diets

ACMGEN403

Manage and maintain avian housing

ACMGEN404

Design, construct and maintain aquascapes

SITTGDE005

Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

Group C - General electives 

ACMARM407

Conduct community awareness programs

ACMBEH301

Identify behaviours and interact safely with animals

ACMGRM304

Perform grooms on cross breed dogs

ACMGRM305*

Groom dogs to meet breed style and coat requirements

ACMGRM401*

Carry out advanced grooming to dog breed standards

ACMGRM402*

Groom cats of different breeds and coat types

BSBESB401

Research and develop business plans

BSBESB404

Market new business ventures

BSBESB406

Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures

BSBFIN501

Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBHRM411

Administer performance development processes

BSBHRM415

Coordinate recruitment and onboarding

BSBINS401

Analyse and present research information

BSBLDR412

Communicate effectively as a workplace leader

BSBLDR413

Lead effective workplace relationships

BSBLDR414

Lead team effectiveness

BSBOPS404

Implement customer service strategies

BSBOPS505

Manage organisational customer service

BSBPMG428

Apply project life cycle management processes

CPPDSM4040

Contribute to asset life cycle maintenance strategy

FBPPPL4006

Manage a work area within budget 

SIRRINV002

Control stock

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

TAEDEL402

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Prerequisite requirements

Note: Units listed in the Prerequisite requirement column that have their own prerequisite requirements are shown with an asterisk (*).

Unit of competency

Prerequisite requirement

ACMGRM401 Carry out advanced grooming to dog breed standard

ACMGRM305* Groom dogs to meet breed style and coat requirements

ACMGRM402 Groom cats of different breeds and coat types

ACMBEH301 Identify behaviours and interact safely with animals.

ACMGRM305 Groom dogs to meet breed style and coat requirements

ACMGRM304 Perform grooms on cross breed dogs

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

ACM40221 Certificate IV in Animal Facility Management

ACM40217 Certificate IV in Captive Animals

Redesigned qualification that includes content from two existing qualifications

Entry requirements, new units and elective specialisations added

Not equivalent

ACM40221 Certificate IV in Animal Facility Management

ACM40317 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

Redesigned qualification that includes content from two existing qualifications

Entry requirements, new units and elective specialisations 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