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Qualification details

ACM50117 - Diploma of Animal Technology (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal TechnologyUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 28/Nov/2017
Is superseded by ACM50119 - Diploma of Animal TechnologyChanges to core and elective units to better reflect activities, responsibilities and AQF level. Imported unit codes updated. 09/Sep/2019

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


Units of competency

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ACMATE503 - Carry out post-mortem examination of a research animalCarry out post-mortem examination of a research animalElective
ACMGAS303 - Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animalsPlan for and provide nutritional requirements for animalsCore
ACMGAS302 - Provide enrichment for animalsProvide enrichment for animalsCore
ACMATE303 - Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animalsPrepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animalsCore
ACMSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesElective
ACMATE502 - Manage and maintain the health of research animalsManage and maintain the health of research animalsCore
MSL916005 - Manage complex projectsManage complex projectsElective
ACMSPE304 - Provide basic care of domestic dogsProvide basic care of domestic dogsElective
ACMATE302 - Carry out institution containment and exclusion proceduresCarry out institution containment and exclusion proceduresCore
ACMWHS501 - Manage workplace health and safety processesManage workplace health and safety processesCore
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 512299 Practice Managers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Animal Care and Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Senior Animal Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 512299 Practice Managers Nec 29/Nov/2017 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 29/Nov/2017 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 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 aiming to operate at a senior or managerial level and undertaking animal technology functions within a biomedical research or production environment.

Job roles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Animal technology manager
  • Facility manager
  • Animal technologist
  • Animal house manager
  • Supervising animal technician.

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:

  • 23 units of competency:
  • 15 core units plus
  • 8 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:

  • 5 from Group A electives listed below
  • 3 from Group B electives listed below and/or from within the ACM Training Package and/or from any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Core Units 

ACMATE301

Work within an animal technology facility

ACMATE302

Carry out institution containment and exclusion procedures

ACMATE303

Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animals

ACMATE304

Conduct non-surgical procedures on animals

ACMATE305

Conduct euthanasia of research animals

ACMATE501

Manage compliance in animal technology

ACMATE502

Manage and maintain the health of research animals

ACMGAS301

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGAS302

Provide enrichment for animals

ACMGAS303

Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals

ACMGAS304

Carry out simple breeding procedures

ACMSPE312

Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits

ACMWHS501

Manage work health and safety processes

MSL924001

Process and interpret data

MSL973004

Perform aseptic techniques

Elective Units 

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

Group A  

ACMATE503

Carry out post-mortem examination of a research animal

ACMATE504

Administer anaesthesia and perform surgery on animals for scientific purposes

ACMATE505

Carry out advanced breeding procedures

ACMATE507

Manage the parturition of transgenic mice or rats

ACMCAN404

Develop, monitor and review behavioural management strategies

ACMSUS401

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBRES401

Analyse and present research information

MSL915002

Schedule laboratory work for a small team

MSL916001

Develop and maintain laboratory documentation

MSL916003

Supervise laboratory operations in work or functional area

MSL916005

Manage complex projects

MSL974007

Undertake environmental field-based monitoring

MSL974011*

Prepare tissue and cell cultures

Group B 

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

Prerequisite requirements 

Unit of competency 

Prerequisite requirement 

MSL974011 Prepare tissue and cell cultures

MSL973004 Perform aseptic techniques

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACM50117 Diploma of Animal Technology

ACM50110 Diploma of Animal Technology

Updated to meet 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