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Qualification details

ACM40317 - Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ACM40310 - Certificate IV in Companion Animal ServicesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Changes to Group B electives SIRXMER405 unit deleted from SIR07 training package 28/Nov/2017

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 11/Dec/2018
(View details for release 1) 29/Nov/2017


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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TAEDEL402 - Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplacePlan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace Elective
SIRRINV001 - Receive and handle retail stockReceive and handle retail stock Elective
BSBSMB407 - Manage a small teamManage a small team Elective
BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operationsMonitor and manage small business operations Elective
BSBSMB403 - Market the small businessMarket the small business Elective
BSBLDR403 - Lead team effectivenessLead team effectiveness Elective
ACMWHS401 - Maintain workplace health and safety processesMaintain workplace health and safety processes Core
ACMVET411 - Prepare, deliver and review animal care education programsPrepare, deliver and review animal care education programs Elective
ACMSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
ACMSPE312 - Provide basic care of rodents and rabbitsProvide basic care of rodents and rabbits 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 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Companion Animal Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Pet Shop Manager,Pet Exerciser,Specialist Pet Shop Manager,Animal Shelter Supervisor,Animal Groomer,Animal Trainer 

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 511 Certificate IV 29/Nov/2017 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 2.0.

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 manager
  • Companion animal trainer/behaviourist
  • Companion animal breeder
  • Companion animal groomer
  • Boarding kennel or cattery manager
  • Animal shelter supervisor/manager
  • Pet minding and exercise operator
  • Mobile hydro-bathing operator.

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:

  • 13 units of competency:
  • 3 core units plus
  • 10 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 6 from the electives listed below in Group A and Group B, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Core Units 

ACMCAS401

Manage compliance in the companion animal industry

ACMGAS301

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMWHS401

Maintain workplace health and safety processes

Elective Units 

Group A  

ACMCAN311

Care for young animals

ACMCAS402

Manage and maintain aviaries and bird rooms

ACMCAS403

Design, construct and maintain aquascapes

ACMCAS404

Develop enrichment strategies for companion animals

ACMCAS405

Purchase companion animal livestock

ACMCAS406

Manage companion animal breeding

ACMCAS407

Provide professional companion animal grooming services

ACMCAS408

Manage the operation of a mobile hydro-bathing facility

ACMCAS409

Provide training advice to companion animal owners

ACMCAS410

Conduct companion animal training classes

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

ACMSUS401

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

ACMVET411

Prepare, deliver and review animal care education programs

Group B 

BSBLDR403

Lead team effectiveness

BSBSMB403

Market the small business

BSBSMB405

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB407

Manage a small team

SIRRINV001

Receive and handle retail stock

TAEDEL402

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACM40317 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services Release 2

ACM40317 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services Release 1

Added until ACMVET411 to elective bank

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