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Certificate I in Animal Care Industry Pathways
DENTOS Pet Stylist Academy RTO 2875
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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
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Self Paced, up to 12 months
Delivery Mode:
Blended (Online & Work Placement)
Start Date: 
Enrol Anytime
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Payment Options:
Payment Plans & Upfront Payment
Nationally Recognised Qualification
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Course Overview

ACM101212 Certificate I in Animal Care Industry Pathways is a great starting point for animal carers and young learners to develop basic animal care skills. This qualification prepares students for entry into sectors of the animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as pet shops, animal shelters, kennels, catteries, groomers, and sanctuaries.

This course will give you an introduction to the animal care industry and teach you how to conduct animal care work practices in an ethical and humane manner. Learn how to complete animal care hygiene routines, feed and water animals, provide basic first aid, and assist in the health care of animals. You’ll also gain workplace skills in effective workplace communication, workplace health and safety, and animal handling practices.

Entry Requirements
To be eligible for this course, you must:
Be at least 15 years old
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
Course Subjects (units)
While completing the ACM10121 Certificate I in Animal Care Industry Pathways qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy, you will study the following subjects:

ACMGEN101    Explore job opportunities in animal care and related industries
ACMGEN102    Approach and handle a range of calm animals
ACMGEN103    Assist in the care of animals
ACMWHS201    Participate in workplace health and safety processes
FSKOCM002     Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work
ACMINF101      Take responsibility for the health and welfare of animals in own care
BSBCMM211     Apply communication skills

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Course Delivery
Students have up to 12 months to complete the course. However, many students are able to complete their study within this time frame based upon the amount of hours dedicated to study each week.

The course program is taught using a blended approach (Online & Work Placement).

The course is delivered online which means students are not required to attend classes or lectures. Students will receive access to our 'Learning Portal' where they will find the course materials, interactive learning materials, videos and assessments. In addition, students will also receive a hard copy of the Learner Resource.

While studying online, students will have access to our teaching support team via email, online chat or phone. Our teaching team will help support and guide students every step on their journey.

Work Placement
In order to acquire the necessary practical skills to successfully complete a Certificate I Animal Care Industry Pathways qualification, a workplace-based training program (known as a Work Placement) is mandatory. Work placment can be paid employment OR volenteering. Students are required to complete a minimum of 10 full days of work placement.

It is the students responsibility to search and secure 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 the workplace training.

Students are also able to complete their prctical training at the Academy (Gold Coast)

In the animal and pet sectors, work placements are essential for students to acquire critical skills such as animal handling, animal care, effective communication with clients and customers, as well as teamwork.
Course Fees
The full fee for the course fee is $2,000.

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 Option - $19.50 per week (24 months) - $26 per week (18 months0 - $39 per week (12 months)
  • Installment Option - Pay in three (3) installments: 1st installment $500 enrolment fee plus 2x $750 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)
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