ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care (Animal Health and Welfare)

If you have ever dreamed of working with animals or are looking for an introduction to the animal care industry, we highly recommend the Applied Vocational Training (AVT) ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care (Animal Health and Welfare).

Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) WA is partnering with AVT to facilitate the 14-week course which is one of the quickest ways to gain this nationally recognised qualification and obtain valuable experience in local animal shelters and kennel facilities.

The course is based both on-campus at the AVT Ascot training facility, at the Cat Haven in Shenton Park and at the GAP kennel facility in Southern River. 

During the course, students will become familiar with the fundamental principles of working in the animal care industry and will spend one day per week at the GAP kennels and at the Cat Haven, undertaking practical training towards achieving the following course objectives:

  • fundamental principles of working and volunteering in the animal care industry,
  • understanding body language in animals,
  • low-stress handling,
  • enrichment in an animal care environment including mental stimulation, exercise and feed planning and socialisation,
  • increasing an animal’s potential for rehoming,
  • animal health and well-being including first aid for animals and much more.

All of the skills and knowledge learnt can be applied in a shelter and rehoming based organisation or across a broad range of animal care facilities in commercial organisations.

AVT is a Registered Training Organisation (#5273).

For more information and to register click here.


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