ACMSS00007 Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set, is a short course designed to prepare you with the skills and knowledge to understand, interpret and apply microchip implantation procedures on cats and dogs.
What does this course include?
By completing the three units from the ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package - you will meet the Western Australian regulatory requirements for recognition as an approved microchip implanter for cats and dogs.* The package includes:-
"All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, according to state/territory health and safety and animal welfare regulations, legislation and standards that apply to the workplace."
What you should know
This course will give you the skills and knowledge to aseptically perform microchip implantation procedures on cats and dogs, with minimum discomfort to an animal, for identification and traceability purposes.
You will be required to study the theoretical component of this course online and participate in practical training in an AVT approved animal workplace facility. If you are not currently employed in an appropriate facility, you will be required to organise your own work placement.
The majority of the practical components for the 3 units that make up this skill set can be performed in an approved animal care facility. The practical components for physically implanting microchips in animals will need to be performed under the direct supervision of a veterinarian. For further requirements please see Practical Training Requirements (WA)
Who is the course suitable for?
This skill set may be beneficial to those workers in the animal care industry where it may be necessary to implant microchips into cats or dogs.
Candidates may include:
- employees and shelter managers of animal welfare and rescue centres,
- local government animal management officers (rangers) and animal pound workers,
- animal technicians in animal research laboratories,
- animal control officers,
- animal care workers such as mobile hydrobath operator,
- boarding kennel and cattery owners,
- veterinary practitioners,
- veterinary nurses.
About the regulations for implanting of microchips in cats and dogs?
Regulatory requirements apply to this skill set but vary according to state/territory jurisdictions. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, according to state/territory health and safety and animal welfare regulations, legislation and standards that apply to the workplace.
This skill set meets the requirements for the Western Australian regulations. If you intend to microchip outside of WA, we recommend referring to your local state or territory regulations to ensure this skillset is suitable. Suitably qualified students who reside outside of WA, (and those with credit transfers in WA) may be able to complete the individual unit, ACMMIC401 Implant microchip in cats and dogs. Please contact us for more information.
The majority of the practical components for the 3 units that make up this skill set can be performed in an approved animal care facility. However the physical implanting of microchips will need to be performed under the direct supervision of a veterinarian.
*At least one of the live cats and one of the live dogs must be conscious at the time of microchipping.
** 4 x live animals include either cats or dogs that are conscious or unconscious.
Downloadable Learning Guides
Downloadable Textbooks written by AVT Veterinarians and updated with the latest information
Dedicated student support
One-on-one mentoring via phone, email, Skype and Zoom
Assessments and Results
Certificate of Completion
Fees payable on application. Additional fees may apply, please refer to the student policies page for our full fees and charges policy. Students who have successfully completed units included within the skill set will be eligible to apply for the relevant credit transfers. As a result your overall fees will be reduced where applicable, and a refund provided. Fees for credit transfer application may apply. Learn more in our FAQ here