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Certificate II in Animal Studies

Course Code: ACM20110
Study Area:
Agriculture, Horticulture and Land Management

We offer a January and July intake

Have you always cared for your pets and had an interest in being able to give more to animals in general? This entry level course into the animal care and management industry is highly recommended to coincide with work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace.

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Blended - 6 - Month/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Animal care attendant
  • Animal shelter attendant
  • Kennel hand
  • Cattery attendant
  • Pet shop attendant
  • Assistant dog groomer

  • Individual interview
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment

Course overview

This qualification is a general pre-vocational qualification aimed for inclusion in a VET in Schools program or as an entry point into the animal care and management industry. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification the learner should seek to gain a period of work placement or work experience in an animal care environment and/or workplace.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Individual interview

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Assignment
  • Written test
  • Observation

Learning options
  • Blended

Key study areas
Animal care, animal hygiene, occupational health and safety.

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate III in Animal Studies
  • Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • Certificate III in Captive Animals
  • Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • Certificate III in Pet Grooming
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative annual fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

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*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students.   Read more

This page was last updated on 25/01/2018 11:13 AM

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