How long do I have to complete the online qualifications (course duration)?

The table below details the duration and maximum allowable time you can take to complete our courses. Our online courses are self-paced, meaning you can obtain your qualification much sooner if you wish to as long as all assessments and training have been successfully completed.

Extensions are available on a case by case review. For more information about extensions please visit our Student Policies page.

QualificationDuration
ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care1 Year
ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies+1 Year
ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care++
1 Year
ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies+
1 year
ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Online
2 years

+ The ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies and ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies have been updated by the regulating bodies to meet the Standards for Training Packages. As such, ACM20117 has been superseded by ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care, and ACM30117 has been superseded by ACM30121 Certificate III in Animal Care Services. All students currently studying ACM20117 or ACM30117 will be expected to complete the qualification by their original course end date or 12th April 2023 (whichever is sooner).  No extensions will be granted.
++ High school students (enrolled in High School or equivalent) may take up to 2 years to complete this course.

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