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Certificate III in Animal Technology

Course Code: ACM30210
Study Area:
Food & Fibre

This is the industry qualification for those undertaking junior level animal technology functions within a biomedical research or production environment.You must have access to an animal technology workplace while undertaking this course.

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Classroom (Delivery Method) - 1 - Year/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Animal Technician
  • Laboratory Animal Technician
  • Technical Officer
  • Field technician

  • Literacy and numeracy assessment
  • 15 years of age or older

Course overview

This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating at a junior or assistant level and undertaking animal technology functions within a biomedical research or production environment. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner should have access to an animal technology workplace through either paid employment or significant periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

How to apply
Application to VTAC and supplementary application to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

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

Learning options
  • Traineeship

Key study areas

Further study opportunities


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.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average annual course fee*$2,103.92
Concession - average annual course fee*$421.20
Full fee - average annual course fee*$5,625.00
B.   Materials average fee (per year)**$135.00
C.   Consumables average fee (per year)**$225.00
Indicative pricing for:05/02/2018

*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 1:39 PM

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