If you’re just starting out on your dream of working with animals, our ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care has been specifically designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to care for a range of companion animals in a veterinary clinic. You’ll learn the foundations of good veterinary nursing skills, combined with some general animal care studies, making you employable as a veterinary assistant.
This course is entry level and designed for students still at school, recent school leavers and those who are unsure of which animal care career they want to follow.
If vet nursing is definitely your passion, we recommend undertaking the ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services, which is aligns more with the ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and designed to make you stand out from the crowd of applicants for junior nurse positions.
The ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services also has more credits towards the ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, than the ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care does, so you can get ahead on becoming a qualified Veterinary Nurse. Either way, both qualifications meet the entry requirements for the ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
The ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care is your stepping-stone to many great animal care related qualifications apart from veterinary nursing, enabling you to work in pet shops, grooming, boarding kennels or even doggy day care centres. It is also perfect if you are unsure which animal care career will suit you, as you will get a little bit of everything throughout your course.
Please note: you’ll need to allow time for 15 – 20 days of work experience to cover the practical skills needed to complete this course. The first placement can occur at a shelter, boarding facility or any approved workplace that houses companion animals overnight. The second placement (10 days) must be undertaken at a veterinary clinic to ensure you are mastering the right nursing skills that this course requires.
This ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care is offered by UQ Skills (RTO 1511) with the expert training, assessment, recruitment and support services provided by ACVN.