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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationSelf-paced
    Max 18 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Please note that Open Colleges is a private institution and not a government TAFE organisation. Some private institutions offer the similar courses and Nationally Recognised Training, and some do not. Please ensure you verify this after enquiring.

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Animal Attendant
  • Pet Shop Attendant

The ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Studies will qualify you to work in a veterinary clinic, pet store, shelter, kennel or cattery. This course will teach you to the ins and outs of the animal care industry, and how to work alongside both animals and people.

There is a mandatory work placement requirement of a minimum of 120 hours for this course. Please enquire now for a Course Guide for more details on the work placement requirements.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued a ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care by Open Colleges (RTO: 90796).

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Job Outcomes

  • Animal care attendant in Animal shelter, Boarding facility, Doggy day-care facilities, Veterinary clinics and Sanctuaries
  • Assistant Animal Groomer
  • Cattery Attendant
  • Kennel Hand
  • Pet Shop Attendant

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

Entry Requirements

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification as per the ACM – Animal Care and Management Training Package.

To successfully complete this course, it is recommended that students:

  • Be over 16¬†years of age
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensures the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete year 10
  • Access to a modern computer with high speed internet
  • Basic computing skills including the ability to make a short video

Please see the Course Guide for detailed requirements.



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About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.