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ACM10121 Certificate I in Animal Care Industry Pathways

The Certificate I in Animal Care Industry Pathways qualification provides knowledge and skills for initial work, community involvement and/or further learning.  It provides a pathway to learn about work in the animal care and management industry and to assist with routine activities performed under close supervision in an animal care facility or service organisation.  This unit of competency is a great way to introduce the learner to vocational education and is particularly well suited to high school students that wish to prepare themselves for future learning.

ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is an ideal entry point into the animal care and management industry. This qualification prepares students for entry into sectors of the animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as pet shops, animal shelters, kennels, catteries, groomers, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics.

​This course will give you an introduction to the animal care industry and teach you how to conduct animal care work practices in an ethical and humane manner. Learn how to complete animal care hygiene routines, feed and water animals, provide basic first aid, and assist in the health care of animals. You’ll also gain essential workplace skills in effective workplace communication, workplace health and safety, and environmentally sustainable work practices. 

Empower Assistance Dogs is currently teaching this course in conjunction with Pet Stylist Academy and Hymba Yumba Independent School to the jarjums (students) undertaking the Dog Training Course at the school. This course is available for other schools so feel free to contact us for more details.

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is a pathway into other qualifications such as the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

ACMSS00035 Animal Assisted Services Skill Set

Do you want to share your love of animals with others, bringing the unique benefits of human-animal interaction into the lives of those that need it most? Do you want an education that spans the breadth of animal assisted therapy, education and activities? 

Our comprehensive program will give you the skills you need to participate in an existing program or to get started building your own. Students will examine how contact with animals can enhance human well-being in such fields as health care, social services, psychology, psychiatry, education, allied health, therapy, and many more. The course explores conceptual frameworks, research, and practical techniques that will empower you to introduce animals to a variety of settings. It will enhance your personal growth and professional development.


This course will teach you to:

  • Work with animals in an educational or therapeutic setting

  • Correctly interpret human and animal body language

  • Understand animal cognition and emotions

  • Build safe & effective programs

  • Anticipate and resolve potential problems

  • Understand the legal and ethical issues

  • Work with a variety of personality types

  • Create animal enrichment programs

  • And much, much more!

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