The code for Certificate III in Animal Studies changed to ACM30117 in November 2017. The content and requirements for this particular certificate have not changed however and the newer certificate is deemed equivalent to ACM30110.
Course codes change from time to time because the Government department that oversees the training packages, including the Animal Care Package (ACM10) regularly reviews courses and revises content guidelines in line with industry feedback. These guidelines are then provided to Registered Training Organisations such as ourselves so we can revise and update our course material. This results both in changes to the content within certain units and in some cases, units being replaced. Some qualifications may change significantly, some others may not.
When qualifications in the Animal Care Package are updated, training providers generally have up to 12 months to transition students to the new course code. This transition time can differ from time to time depending on extensions permitted by the government.
For more information visit our article on the Changes to National Qualifications