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Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE offers a range of programs in the companion animal care and veterinary nursing. Training is delivered into workplaces across Victoria and Southern NSW through distance learning and online delivery, as well as face-to-face learning at the Rural Industries Campus in Wangaratta, North East Victoria.
Certificate II in Animal Studies
This course is suitable for those interested in pursuing a career in animal care. It is designed for school students, volunteers in welfare agencies or shelters, Australian Apprentice-Trainees in Pet Industry workplaces such as pet shops, boarding kennels & catteries, grooming establishments, and in Veterinary Hospitals, and for people who are considering animal care as a career.
Students will learn about animal handling, feeding and husbandry in a broad range of animals and the importance of OH &S. Students will gain skills in working with animals and communicating with people to improve their skills for employment in Animal industries.
The Certificate II Animal Studies structure is tailored to suit the needs of the student through an extensive range of elective units. It can be undertaken on-line, on-campus, through workplace based training, or as a blend of these delivery modes.
Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
The Certificate III in Companion Animal Services provides training for those who are employed (including Australian Apprenticeship-Traineeships) or who are seeking employment in the Companion Animal Industry e.g. Boarding Kennels, Grooming, Pet Shops, Animal Shelter Attendant and Dog Day Care.
Students learn how to care for a range of animals, how to be an effective animal care team member, the importance of monitoring and maintaining animal health and welfare, and the importance of OH & S in companion animal businesses. Students can specialize in a number of areas; e.g. grooming, fish care, birds, breeding, business/retail skills, and many others.
The Certificate III in Companion Animal Services can be undertaken as a workplace traineeship, or through part-time on-campus study at the new Rural Industries Campus, Wangaratta in combination with Certificate II in Animal Studies, resulting in a double qualification.
Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services gives Skills Recognition (RPL) to managers and experienced employees of animal shelters, boarding kennels & catteries, animal breeding, animal training, pet shops, aquarium, aviary and animal grooming businesses.
Skills in business management, stock control, animal handling, animal behaviour, animal training, OHS, animal health, grooming, merchandising, animal health, OHS, and the selection, care and sales of animals such as dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and other pets are covered.
Accredited Dog Grooming Courses, Nationally Recognised Qualification for new pet groomers and skill Recognition for existing groomers.
Dog Grooming Australia has developed Dog Grooming Training Courses and assessment. The courses and assessment have been developed in partnership with The Parramatta College, a Registered Training Organisation (National Provider No. 90276)
Dog Grooming Australia has nationally recognised courses and assessment is based on a national unit of competency - RUV4509A Provide professional companion animal grooming services, from Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services RUV40304. You will be assessed against this unit of competency. On completion of all assessments if you are successful you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment.
Please contact the nearest Training and Assessment centre for further enquiries;
Dog Grooming Australia Call Deborah on 0423 539 066 Download application forms via http://www.doggroomingaustralia.com.au
The Animal Care Training Package has changed. In 2012 Richmond TAFE – Western Sydney Institute, will be offering the latest accredited courses in:
Cert II and Cert III Animal Studies,
Cert III Companion Animals,
Cert III and Cert IV Captive Animals,
Cert III and Diploma of Animal Technology,
Cert IV and Diploma of Veterinary Nursing,
Statement of Attainment in Professional Dog Grooming,
Statement of Attainment in Micro chipping.
WSI Plus Short courses and seminars are available in Dog Grooming, Dog Glamour and Hair Colouring, Natural Therapies for Animals, Herbal Medicine for Animals, Animal Massage, Handling Dangerous Dogs, Luring – Training Techniques for Dogs, Dog Detective 101, Introduction to Canine Behaviour, Introduction to Feline Behaviour, Advanced Canine Behaviour – Dog Psychology, Advanced Feline Behaviour – Cat Psychology, Reptile and Amphibian Care, Advanced Reptile – Python, Lizard & Turtle, Advanced Reptile – Venomous Snake & Crocodile, First Aid for Wildlife. For detailed course information click here
More information can be obtained from;
Phone: 02 4570 9033
Corner of Blacktown Road & Campus Drive
RICHMOND NSW 2753
RUV30304 - Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
Students would gain specific skills in animal care including training in the following:
This course is offered in both full time and part-time mode. You will undertake your training at the Animal Sciences Training Centre at Ithaca Campus. This course will take 18 weeks to complete.
Students can be expected to attend classes between Monday and Friday from 8am to 5pm.
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How do I find out more?
Customer Information Centre: 131 248
Web Site: www.bn.tafe.qld.gov.au