Study your qualification at the RSPCA in Malaga WA

RSPCA Animal Studies training courseOur nationally recognised ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies is now available as a six month on-campus course, based entirely at the RSPCA shelter facility, in Malaga, WA. This unique opportunity means your essential practical training as well as your on-site tutorials will take place at the RSPCA facility and you will not be required to find a work placement. Our fully qualified AVT lecturers will supervise your practical training and deliver the classroom based course material supplemented by online learning via our elearning centre.

During the course you will become familiar with the fundamental principles of working in the animal care industry. In addition to the topics covered in the Certificate III course, our 6 month intensive program introduces you to:-

  • behavioural management and enrichment for different animal species,
  • detailed nutrition plans including their use in the recovery of  strays and mistreated animals,
  • caring for animals including rehabilitation and care of rescued animals,
  • foster care and it’s role in the animal welfare system including how to become a registered foster carer,
  • the RSPCA inspectorate and their role in managing animal care cases in the community.
Attendance requirements
Your course structure will be as follows:-
  • Weeks 1-2 Pre-course online theory and orientation day - Your initial weeks of study will commence with a full day orientation and induction at the AVT Bentley campus followed by theory based learning in the comfort of your home (approx 10-20 hours each week).
  • Weeks 3-22 RSPCA training days and online eLearning - Attendance one day per week for twenty weeks at the RSPCA's facility in Malaga to receive the intensive practical training by qualified AVT trainers. Training days will commence at 7.30am-4.00pm. Students are expected to participate in ALL practical training days (day of week will be set by AVT and confirmed prior to course commencement). Plus 10-20 hours/week of home based study dedicated to theory and preparation and submission of assessments.
  • Weeks 23-25 Post-practical training - The final weeks are home-based for revising course material, completing any remaining online tests, assignments and submitting workplace practical assignments.
Entry Requirements
Students must:
  • be at least 18 years of age, due to RSPCA policies and guidelines
  • be available to participate in ALL work placement days and class days at the RSPCA (one day per week - fixed day to be determined by AVT prior to course commencement)
  • be physically capable of restraining animals, handling animal feed e.g. large bags of food of up to 15 kg and standing for extended periods of time
  • have a reliable internet connection and access to a desktop computer or laptop. You will be required to write, submit and in some cases upload assessments and various types of multi-media files online in your own time, therefore we strongly recommend using a desktop or laptop computer for your studies
  • be proficient in speaking and writing in English
  • due to the required workload and level of study, have a minimum level of schooling up to and including year 10, with a good understanding of science and maths.
Please note: Students with eligible credit transfers may apply, however due to the course delivery format, 100% attendance is required for orientation/induction and practical placement days and therefore full course fees will apply.
Course content
You will become familiar with the fundamental principles of working in the animal care industry, animal health and well-being, environmental sustainability, enrichment for animals and much much more. For a full list of units, please visit this page. To meet the requirements of this qualification, you will need to choose a species based elective from either:-
  • ACMSPE304 Provide basic care of domestic dogs OR
  • ACMSPE305 Provide basic care of domestic cats.
Fees
Certificate III in Animal Studies
RSPCA based course
Duration
6 months
Delivery
Blended learning, 1 day onsite
Learning guides
Downloadable
Textbooks
Downloadable
Excursions
Dedicated student support
One-on-one mentoring at the RSPCA by AVT lecturers
Assessments and Certification
Workplace practical insurance cover
AVT practical kit including uniform, name badge and workbook
Total course fees
$5,495*
Payable via our monthly payment planInitial payment of $1,495 plus
5 x $800 monthly payments
Uniform
You will be required to wear:-
  • an AVT shirt (supplied by AVT)
  • steel capped shoes (supplied by student),
  • neatly presented, long comfortable work pants suitable for bending and manual work (supplied by student).
"Presentation is key to success"
Outcomes
Many people aspire to work with animals and a Certificate III in Animal Studies can lead to a wide variety of qualification and/or job pathways in the animal care industry including animal welfare carers, veterinary assistants and vet nurses, council and ranger services, wild life carers and animal fauna rehabilitation workers, conservation workers, pet service related business owners, home based pet services, sanctuary management, park rangers, wildlife rangers, pet grooming, animal trainers, cattery attendants, boarding kennel hands, pet day care centres, agistment facilities and retail businesses such as pet shops.

Click here to visit our general Certificate III information page and learn more about career opportunities.
How to apply
The application process for this course is as follows:-
  • Step 1  Apply using our online form
  • Step 2  Your application will be reviewed by AVT and if required, we will contact you for further information
  • Step 3  Successful applicants will be emailed an offer including payment plan details no later than 23rd January 2019
  • Step 4  You will be required to activate your payment plan prior to course commencement
Our next course commences in February 2019 subject to minimum numbers. A course orientation session will be held at the AVT campus in Bentley on Friday 15th February 2019.

Why choose the RSPCA based course?

  • Fast track intensive course – allowing you to gain your qualification within 6 months at a purpose built, fully equipped facility with experienced, trained AVT and RSPCA supervisors
  • No stress! - you do not have to find a work placement for the course. Your entire practical training is completed at the RSPCA shelter facility in Malaga
  • Potential future employment opportunities at the RSPCA for select students on completion of the course
  • Off-site excursions to extend your learning in the areas of animal care and behaviour. This may include visits to Behaviour and Training Centres and Fauna Rehabilitation Centres
  • You will be working with a variety of animals and have an opportunity to learn about their unique behavioural challenges and care needs. This type of exposure is not only interesting but will give you an advantage over other students
  • This certificate increases your opportunities for employment in the animal care industry and gives recognition towards entry into further studies at a Certificate IV level (eg Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services or Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing).

Important dates

Next IntakeEnrolments OpenSuccessful Applicants Notified byCourse CommencementCourse Completion
February 2019 IntakeNow23 January 2019February 2019 July 2019

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Looking for full details about the Certificate III in Animal Studies qualification, please visit our Certificate III in Animal Studies Home Page

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ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies - 2019 - RSPCA Malaga