Important changes to the National Qualifications in Animal Studies and Veterinary Nursing

Updates and proposed updates to the National Training Package, Animal Care and Management (ACM) have now been released and have a direct impact on all AVT National Qualifications. 

Updates were released by the organisation that is responsible for review and development of the ACM Training Package in November 2017.

Changes to Certificate II and III in Animal Studies

For the majority of the qualifications in the new ACM Training Package, the changes have been minor updates with the competency outcomes of the qualification remaining unchanged, and as such, these qualifications have been deemed equivalent to the superseded versions. The qualification codes have been updated to reflect that they are the most current version.

The notable changes for our qualifications codes that you will be seeing in the coming months include:

  • ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies will be changing to ACM20117 Certificate II in Animals Studies
  • ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies will be changing to ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies

We are busily updating all our learning and assessment materials and systems to the new qualification codes. Once this is complete you will no longer see the old course codes available for enrolment on our available course pages.

I want to get started now, which training package should I enrol in?

Animal Studies qualifications changes in AustraliaYou can enrol in ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies or ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies immediately.  All units within these courses are equivalent to those that appear in the new certificates, ACM20117 and ACM30117.

All training providers have 12 months from endorsement to bring up to date and changes required to any courses they are registered to deliver.  AVT is in the process of completing administrative and compliance paperwork that will allow us to provide ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Care and ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies. As such we are registered to deliver all codes ACM20110, ACM30110 as well as the new codes ACM20117 and ACM30117 for the next 12 months.

Most importantly, all students who enrol in ACM20110 with us in the near future will be issued ACM20117 when they complete. Similarly all students who enrol in ACM30110 with us in the near future will be issued ACM30117 when they complete.

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What happens if I am a current ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies or ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies student?

Don’t worry if you are currently enrolled in, or are about to enrol in the superseded qualification currently listed on our course page, as these qualifications are deemed equivalent, you will be automatically transitioned to the newest qualification when we update our learning management systems, with no cost or additional work involved.

Changes to Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

ACM40412 will be changing to ACM40417

The ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification is currently under review by the organisation responsible to for the development and review of the ACM Training Package. It is expected that the new proposed ACM40417 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing will be endorsed and released during 2018, with changes to the competency outcomes. This means that when the new ACM40417 qualification is released, it will not be equivalent to the current ACM40412 qualification.

 

What happens if I am already studying ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing?

Qualification changes for Veterinary Nursing

When the new qualification is endorsed, students who are already enrolled in ACM40412 will need to complete their entire qualification within the timelines established at the commencement of their studies. No extensions will be granted as there will be a limited time frame for the transition between ACM40412 and ACM40417. Students who are unable to complete their course in this timeframe, will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the portion of units that have been successfully completed.

For those students who have only partially completed or already hold the current ACM40412, but wish to be awarded the new ACM40417 qualification when it has been endorsed and released, additional gap training to upgrade to the new qualification will need to be completed to meet the new competency requirements of the updated qualification. Fees will apply.

I want to get started now, which Vet Nursing training package should I enrol in?

At present, as the new ACM Training Package has not released an updated qualification for Veterinary Nursing, our ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing is still the most current qualification available at this time for potential students to enrol in.

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