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Course Details - ACM10110 Certificate I in Animal Studies - Oakbank Area School

 This course will not be offered in 2023.

AHSPs TitleAnimal Studies
QualificationACM10110 Certificate I in Animal Studies
RTOTAFE SA (National Code 41026)
Host OrganisationOakbank Area School
Course LengthLess than 1 semester
Course DescriptionThis short course is delivered by Gilles Plains TAFE SA and offered in the Adelaide Hills through one week at Cleland Wildlife Park and a second week as attendance at TAFE SA Gilles Plains campus. The course provides students with an entry level qualification to the Animal Care Industry. The course content is a mixture of theory and practical application including; preparing for work in the animal industry, basic animal behaviour, basic animal health and nutrition, occupational health and safety in the animal industry and workplace communication. Practical activities include observing animal behaviour, grooming, animal handling, cleaning and feeding. The course has two field trips. Employment opportunities include working in veterinary clinics, pet shops, boarding kennels, animal welfare organisations, biomedical research and production facilities, horse stables and wildlife parks.
Other RequirementsParticipating students must wear comfortable clothing, closed in shoes and a laboratory gown. Nails must be short and hair tied back. (laboratory gown supplied at no charge but if you have your own please bring it). TAFE SA must be informed of phobias and/or allergies.
Delivery Location(s)Cleland Wildlife Park, Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers, SA, 5152
TAFE SA Gilles Plains Campus, 33 Blacks Road, Gilles Plains, SA, 5086
5 day block at TAFE SA Gilles Park Campus followed by a 5 day block at Cleland Wildlife Park in Term 2 or 3 - exact dates to be confirmed.
Dates and Times4 day block at Cleland Wildlife Park commencing on 27/10/20 from 08:30 until 15:30.
5 day block at TAFE SA Gilles Plains Campus commencing on 02/11/20 from 08:30 until 15:30.
Work Placement10 days
Workplace Placement is optional.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 10 SACE credits
Units Of Competency
CoreACMGAS101AInvestigate job opportunities in animal care and related industries10 nominal hours
 ACMOHS201AParticipate in occupational health and safety processes40 nominal hours
ElectiveACMGAS210APrepare for and conduct a tour or presentation30 nominal hours
 SIRXCLM001AOrganise and maintain work areas20 nominal hours
 ACMGAS202AParticipate in workplace communications20 nominal hours
 ACMGAS103AAssist in the care of animals40 nominal hours
 ACMGAS102A Catch and handle a range of quiet animals40 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Training Cost$810.00 GST exempt
These fees may vary in 2021.

Non-member schools - an additional 15% admin levy up to a maximum of $250.00 per student
Other CostsNone
Number Of StudentsMinimum    12
Maximum   24
Contact PersonMs Kirsty Rogers, Phone 8398 7200, Email
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