ACM30317 Certificate III in Captive Animals
ACM30317 Certificate III in Captive Animals course is intended for people interested in pursuing a career as a Zoo / wildlife keeper in the captive animal industry. Usual day-to-day functions of Keepers can include:
- Preparing animal diets;
- Preparing food and feeding animals;
- Training and conditioning of animals;
- Monitoring and maintaining animal health;
- Capturing, restraining and assisting in moving animals (with support)
- Monitoring reproduction and breeding programs;
- Maintaining animal exhibits;
- Monitoring behavioural needs;
- Implementing improved husbandry;
- Assisting in animal collection management.
Keepers are required to interact with the public, offering visitors educational information and helping to ensure their visit to the Zoo is a positive experience.
Nominal Hours: 668 Hours
Recommended Duration: 18 Months
Over this period, you will be required to attend 1 day of ‘classroom training’ and 1 shift of practical work experience per week.
ACM30317 Certificate III in Captive Animals Course Fees
$5,500 per student. A $500 confirmation deposit is required (on acceptance of enrolment). Careers Training Centre will accept advance payments of no more than $1000 from each individual student prior to the commencement of the course.
This course is approved for Centrelink student payments. Please contact Centrelink for any assistance.
Delivery of the Course
ACM30317 Certificate III in Captive Animals is delivered through approximately 78 week course of practical experience and theory. For those currently working in the industry it can also be delivered by on-the-job training, off-the-job training and by the ‘self paced’ method of learning which allows you greater flexibility in choosing the times you study and the time it takes you to complete the course.
To achieve a ACM30317 Certificate III in Captive Animals all 16 units must be completed:
Units of competency
ACMWHS301 – Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
ACMCAN301 – Work within a captive animal facility
ACMCAN302 – Prepare and present information to the public
ACMCAN303 – Support collection management
ACMCAN304 – Prepare and maintain animal housing
ACMCAN305 – Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals
ACMCAN306 – Monitor animal reproduction
ACMGAS301 – Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
ACMGAS302 – Provide enrichment for animals
ACMGAS303 – Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
ACMSUS201 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ACMGAS306 – Assist with conditioning animals
ACMCAN307 – Rehabilitate native wildlife
ACMCAN311 – Care for young animals
ACMCAN309 – Develop institutional husbandry guidelines
HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
For more information on the units completed in this course, please visit the government training website: http://training.gov.au/training/details/ACM30317
Assessment in this course will be competency based, in that the student will be required to demonstrate competency in a range of tasks. The assessment coding which will apply is either C or NYC, where C is Competent and NYC is Not Yet Competent. Assessment procedures are transparent and address the key assessment principles of being valid, reliable, flexible, fair and cost effective. Assessment strategies encompass a range of techniques, which include, but are not limited to the use of:
- Direct observation of performance
- Simulations of workplace activities
- Oral questioning
- Work portfolios
- Practical exercises
To find out more information about the course, please view the correct Training and Assessment (TAS) handbook below:
There is no age limit for ACM30317 Certificate III in Captive Animals, but applicants should have successfully completed year 10. Mature age and students with prior learning and experience should also apply.