AVT’s ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services (formerly ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies) is perfect for students who have some experience in animal care and wish to further their knowledge and refine their skills. On completion, you can start a career in the animal care industry, improve opportunities at your current place of employment or move on to a higher level qualification.
Animal Care graduates have increased opportunities for employment in the animal care industry in both voluntary and paid positions on course completion. Your nationally accredited certificate will be highly regarded within the animal care industry and will increase your employment opportunities.
This course is delivered online and you will not be required to attend classes or lectures. You will:-
To gain the valuable practical skills required to successfully complete this course, you will be required to complete workplace based training (a Work Placement).
You are ultimately responsible for finding and securing your work placement position. This means you have the flexibility to select a workplace that suits your location, availability and interests. If you do not wish to find your own placement, you can consider our RSPCA (WA) based option.
If you are already working in an animal care related business, or volunteering in an animal related organisation, it may be possible to use your place of employment for your workplace training. You will still need to submit your workplace details for review and approval.
Ideal work placement facilities include kennels, catteries, doggy day care centres, animal welfare shelters, pet shops (with access to animals), wildlife rehabilitation centres or zoos. Keep in mind, you will need to have access to at least two species of animals. For more information see our Work Placement FAQ’s below or visit Practical Work Placements in Animal Care and Studies
To complete the course you will:-
You do not need to complete the Certificate II in Animal Care to commence this course, however, we do recommend commencing your study pathway with the Certificate II in Animal Care. Read our FAQ for more information.
We are unable to offer this course to students currently living overseas or those on a student visa. For more information visit our frequently asked questions below:-
When you visit your Work Placement you will be required to wear:
You will be required to wear the AVT uniform unless specified by your approved workplace.
You will complete 17 units of study covering a broad range of topics relating to the principles of working in the animal care industry. You will become competent in:-
All of the skills and knowledge you will learn can be applied across a broad range of animal care facilities. For more information on careers working with animals read our article Top 6 Animal Care Careers.
Our Certificate in Animal Care graduates go on to a wide range of roles across the animal care industry.
ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services eLearning students must complete core and compulsory units:
*Please note: Completion of this qualification meets the prerequisite for ACM40418 Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. However, it does not guarantee you a place on one of our own courses. Due to high demand, our AVT selection criteria also apply. Please read full details on our Veterinary Nursing Course Entry page.
To receive a credit for a unit of competency that you have previously been awarded, you must be able to supply a verifiable Testamur (certificate) or Statement of Attainment obtained from the issuing provider.
A Testamur or Statement of Attainment must either contain the wording ‘The qualification is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework’ or the AQF logo authorised by the AQF Council.
A Record of Results or Statement of Academic Record by itself is not sufficient when applying for a credit transfer of a nationally recognised unit of competency.
If you do not have a copy of your Testamur or Statement of Attainment you are responsible for requesting a copy from the issuing provider, we are unable to do this on your behalf.
For more information about RPL see our frequently asked questions here.
AVT has been training Animal Care and Vet Nursing students for over 20 years. It's safe to say there are no plumbing or hairdressing courses here!
ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services meets the prerequisite for ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Completing our Animal Care courses is the best pathway to becoming a Qualified Vet Nurse.
Our qualified teaching team have many years of experience as well as extensive backgrounds in the veterinary and animal care industry. They are approachable and dedicated to helping students succeed.