ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care

Turn your love for animals into a career with the ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care. Gain the skills needed for a fulfilling animal care role.
Course Provider
Open Colleges
(RTO 22557)
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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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Study anywhere and anytime you want with 24/7 course access.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start anytime.
Study for a minimum of 15.5 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months.
100% online with 320 hours of work placement, which will be completed in addition to your weekly study blocks.
Career Outcomes
  • Animal care attendant in Animal shelter, Boarding facility, Doggy day-care facilities, Veterinary clinics and Sanctuaries
  • Assistant Animal Groomer 
  • Cattery Attendant
Course Modules
  1. ACMGEN201 Work In The Animal Care Industry
  2. BSBCMM211 Apply Communication Skills
  3. ACMWHS201 Participate In Workplace Health And Safety Processes
  4. ACMGEN202 Complete Animal Care Hygiene Routines
  5. ACMGEN203 Feed And Water Animals
  6. ACMGEN204 Assist In Health Care Of Animals
  7. Work Placement Block 1
  8. ACMSPE316 Provide General Care Of Domestic Dogs
  9. ACMSPE317 Provide General Care Of Domestic Cats
  10. ACMGEN309 Provide Basic Animal First Aid
  11. ACMSUS201 Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
  12. ACMGEN310 Provide Reception Services For An Animal Care Facility
  13. ACMGEN205 Source And Provide Information For Animal Care Needs
  14. Work Placement Block 2
Course Fees Include
  • No exams, ever. Instead, assessments range from open books, multiple choice quizzes, portfolios, videos and written assessments.
  • Study anywhere and anytime you want with 24/7 course access.
  • Courses are curated to maintain engagement across video, written content, assignments & audio.
  • This course is a nationally recognised Australian qualification.

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Payment Options
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Work Placement

You will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an approved host organisation. This should be completed in 2 blocks after successful completion of Modules 1-6 and Modules 8-13. If you'd like to learn more about the work placement component of this course, please enquire now.

Course Entry Requirements

This course does not require specific formal education qualifications. However, you must be a minimum of 18 years old to enrol. Please note that this course is not open to student visa holders. For personalised assistance and more information, please enquire now.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The course provider values the diverse skills and expertise you may have gained from various sources. These experiences can be acknowledged through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. For a more comprehensive understanding of the RPL procedure or to discuss your RPL options, please enquire now.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

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