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Qualification details

ACM50119 - Diploma of Animal Technology (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes ACM50117 - 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) 10/Sep/2019


Units of competency

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ACMATE403 - Conduct non-surgical procedures on animalsConduct non-surgical procedures on animalsCore
ACMGAS303 - Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animalsPlan for and provide nutritional requirements for animalsCore
ACMATE508 - Monitor and maintain containment and exclusion procedures in animal facilitiesMonitor and maintain containment and exclusion procedures in animal facilitiesCore
ACMGAS302 - Provide enrichment for animalsProvide enrichment for animalsCore
ACMATE510 - Review and monitor research proposals for an Animal Ethics CommitteeReview and monitor research proposals for an Animal Ethics CommitteeElective
ACMSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesElective
ACMGAS308 - Communicate effectively with clients and team membersCommunicate effectively with clients and team membersCore
ACMATE401 - Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animalsPrepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animalsCore
ACMATE502 - Manage and maintain the health of research animalsManage and maintain the health of research animalsCore
MSL974022 - Undertake environmental field-based monitoringUndertake environmental field-based monitoringElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311413 Life Science Technician 
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 Asset and Facility Manager,Animal Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311413 Life Science Technician 07/Nov/2019 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0611 Veterinary Studies 07/Nov/2019 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 10/Sep/2019 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 3.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification is the industry qualification for individuals aiming to operate at a senior technician or managerial level, undertaking animal technology functions within a biomedical research, teaching or production environment.

Job roles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Facility manager
  • Animal technician (senior)
  • Animal house supervisor.

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 body.

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:
  • 15 core units plus
  • 5 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 3 from Group A electives listed below
  • 2 from Group A or B electives listed below and/or from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Core Units

ACMATE307

Work within an animal technology facility

ACMATE401

Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animals

ACMATE402

Conduct euthanasia of research animals

ACMATE403

Conduct non-surgical procedures on animals

ACMATE501

Manage compliance in animal technology

ACMATE502

Manage and maintain the health of research animals

ACMATE505

Carry out advanced breeding procedures

ACMATE508

Monitor and maintain containment and exclusion procedures in animal facilities

ACMATE511

Carry out post-mortem examination of a research animal

ACMGAS302

Provide enrichment for animals

ACMGAS303

Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals

ACMGAS308

Communicate effectively with clients and team members

ACMSPE312

Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits

ACMWHS501

Manage workplace health and safety processes

MSL973016

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

ACMATE404

Prepare for and assist with aseptic animal surgery

ACMATE504

Administer anaesthesia and perform surgery on animals for scientific purposes

ACMATE506

Assist to collect and transfer embryos of mice

ACMATE509

Perform caesarean procedures on mice or rats

ACMATE510

Review and monitor research proposals for an Animal Ethics Committee

ACMCAN404

Develop, monitor and review behavioural management strategies

ACMGAS307

Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work

ACMSUS401

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBRES411

Analyse and present research information

MSL915004

Schedule laboratory work for a small team

MSL916006

Develop and maintain laboratory documentation

MSL916008

Supervise laboratory operations in work or functional area

MSL916010

Manage complex projects

MSL924003

Process and interpret data

MSL973019

Perform microscopic examination

MSL973020

Perform histological procedures

MSL974022

Undertake environmental field-based monitoring

MSL974025*

Prepare tissue and cell cultures

PSPSCI004

Undertake scientific/technological research

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

MSL974025 Prepare tissue and cell cultures

MSL973016 Perform aseptic techniques

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

ACM50119 Diploma of Animal Technology

ACM50117 Diploma of Animal Technology

Changes to core and elective units to better reflect activities, responsibilities and AQF level

Imported unit codes updated

No 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