ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care

Are you passionate about animals and dream of a career where you can make a real difference in their lives? Do you find yourself longing to work in an environment that celebrates your love for all kinds and breeds of animals? If you’re seeking a fulfilling path that aligns with your values of compassion and care for animals and mammals, nationally recognised ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care is your gateway to qualifying for your dream roles in the animal care field.
Course Provider
Dentos Pet Stylist Academy
(RTO 22557)
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Blended Learning (Study online with practical tasks)

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Flexible Payment Plans from $29 Per Week

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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Students have up to 12 months to complete the course with self-paced study.
Blended (Online + Minimum of 10 days work placement)
Career Outcomes
  • Animal Shelter Attendant
  • Animal Carer    
  • Kennel Worker
  • Cattery Attendant
  • Pet Shop Employee
  • Animal Daycare Provider
  • Veterinary Assistant (entry-level)
  • Animal Welfare Officer (entry-level)
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Animal Groomer (with additional training)
  • Zoo or Sanctuary Assistant
Course Modules
  1. ACMGEN201 Work In The Animal Care Industry
  2. ACMGEN202 Complete Animal Care Hygiene Routines
  3. ACMGEN203 Feed And Water Animals
  4. ACMGEN204 Assist In Health Care Of Animals
  5. ACMSUS201 Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
  6. ACMWHS201 Participate In Workplace Health And Safety Processes
  7. BSBCMM211 Apply Communication Skills
  8. ACMGEN309 Provide Basic Animal First Aid
  9. ACMGEN310 Provide Reception Services For An Animal Care Facility
  10. ACMGRM201 Bath, Dry And Brush Domestic Dogs
  11. ACMSPE316 Provide General Care Of Domestic Dogs
  12. ACMSPE317 Provide General Care Of Domestic Cats
Course Fees Include
Course Entry Requirements
  • Be at least 15 years old.
  • Completed Year 10 or Equivalent.
  • Access to a computer, laptop, or tablet.
  • Internet access and email address.
  • Proficiency in speaking and writing in English.
  • Physically capable of restraining animals, handling animal feed, and standing for extended periods of time.
Work Placement

To acquire the necessary practical skills to complete a Certificate II Animal Care qualification, a workplace-based training program (known as a Work Placement) is mandatory. Work placement can be paid employment OR volunteering. Students must complete at least 10 full days of work placement.

The student is responsible for searching for and securing a work placement position that meets their location, schedule, and interests. If a student is currently working or volunteering in an animal-related business, they may be able to use their current employment or volunteering position for workplace training.

Payment Plans

Payment Options: Upfront, Installment, or flexible payment plans from $29 per week.

Course Accreditation

Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

Course Fees

The full fee for the course fee is $2,999.

Students have a choice of payment options that best suit their financial circumstances:

Payment Plans

For your convenience the Pet Stylist Academy offers two interest-free payment plans, choose the one that best suits your lifestyle:

  • Direct Debit Options - $29 per week (24 months) - $38.50 per week (18 months) - $58 per week (12 months)
  • Installment Option - Pay in four (4) installments -1st installment: $299 enrolment fee plus 3 x $900 installments

Australian students may also be able to access government assistance through one of the following programs:

  • Youth Allowance (for students aged 16–24 years)
  • Austudy (for students aged over 25 years) 
  • ABSTUDY (for Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander students)
*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Dentos Pet Stylist Academy

Pet Stylist Academy, located on the Gold Coast, stands as one of Australia's premier training centre for pet grooming and animal courses, renowned for their unwavering commitment to excellence and proven effectiveness in training techniques and educational curriculum. Since their establishment in 2013, they've been dedicated to nurturing exceptional individuals who go on to become outstanding animal services professionals. They offer a range of nationally accredited qualifications and courses that equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the dynamic animal industry. At the helm of their esteemed faculty is the internationally accredited Master Groomer, Emily Myatt, leading a team of highly awarded professionals. Pet Stylist Academy is committed to providing exceptional student support throughout their educational journey. The academy's dedicated team of instructors and mentors offer personalised guidance and assistance to students, ensuring they receive the necessary training and resources to excel in their pet styling careers. With a focus on hands-on learning, practical demonstrations, and constructive feedback, the academy empowers its students to develop their skills and confidence, fostering a supportive and nurturing learning environment. Whether it's helping students with technical challenges or offering career advice, the academy goes above and beyond to ensure each student's success and growth in the pet styling industry.
(07) 5575 2200
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