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Certificate II in Animal Studies

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate II in Animal Studies will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to care for animals in a range of environments. Major areas of study include working in the animal care industry, assisting with general care of animals, first aid for animals, veterinary reception duties, daily clinic routine and assisting with surgery preparations. Certificate II in Animal Studies students will be prepared for employment in veterinary clinics, animal shelters, pet shops, companion animal services or animal training. You will be working under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Career opportunities include veterinary clinic nurse, animal shelter attendant, pet shop assistant, companion animal service provider or an animal trainer.
  • Entry requirements
    To apply to study the Certificate II in Animal Studies you must fill out a Direct Entry Application Form. You will be expected to have relevant language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills required to undertake the course. Applicants may be required to attend a course information session and/or interview. Your skills base and knowledge of the industry may be evaluated at this time.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate II in Animal Studies . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Work in the Animal Care Industry     20
    Follow OHS Procedures in an Animal Care Environment     40
    Assist with General Animal Care     80
    Provide Food and Water for Animals     30
    Participate in Workplace Communications     20
    Provide Basic First Aid for Animals     30
    Carry Out Veterinary Reception Duties     30
    Carry Out Daily Clinic Routines     40
    Assist with Surgery Preparations     40
    Organise Workplace Information     30
    Prepare for Animal Care Work     20
    The Certificate II in Animal Studies is a one-year part-time course. Student intakes are generally February. Classroom attendance is approximately 8 hours per week.

    Selection Criteria
    If you apply to study the Certificate II in Animal Studies you may be required to attend an information session and/or interview.

    Applicants who can demonstrate an interest in the animal care and management industry will be given preference to study the Certificate II in Animal Studies.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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