The RSPCA delivery of the Certificate II in Animal Care course has a duration of 16 weeks and is delivered using a combination of online and face-to-face components. Students will work with online learning tools including Box Hill Institute’s StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams and resources such as pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Students are also required to attend face-to-face classes and practical placements at RSPCA Burwood East or BHI Elgar/Lilydale campus.
Participants may be assessed on completion of written assignments, practical assessments, workplace simulations, online quizzes and participation in meetings and forums.
Practical activities will involve working hands on with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep, goats, horses and cows.
This course comprises a total of twelve (12) units of competency. Students must successfully complete seven (7) core units and five (5) elective units.
- ACMGEN201 Work in the animal care industry
- ACMGEN202 Complete animal care hygiene routines
- ACMGEN203 Feed and water animals
- BSBCMM211 Apply communication skills
- ACMWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety processes
- ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
- ACMGEN204 Assist in health care of animals
- ACMSPE320 Provide general care of mammals
- ACMBEH302 Provide enrichment for animals
- ACMGEN101 Explore job opportunities in animal care and related industries
- ACMGEN205 Source and provide information for animal care needs
- ACMGEN309 Provide basic animal first aid
This course takes two intakes per year, one in March and one in August. Before each group commences, there is a mandatory orientation and induction process. You will be advised of the date of orientation during enrolment. You must attend orientation to be able to continue in the course.
- Orientation/induction date: March 3
- Course start date: March 6
- TBA, please check back closer to the time.
Students must attend all teaching sessions held either online or face-to-face at RSPCA Burwood East.
Practical and Assessment Sessions
Students must attend all allocated practical sessions and assessment sessions.
Activities will include walking dogs, cleaning animal enclosures, feeding, packing and unpacking goods and paddock work.
This program is not a VETDSS Program
This program does not provide credits towards the ATAR score for VCE students