ACM30122 Certificate lll Animal Care Services

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Course Outline

The Certificate III in Animal Care Services is designed as a general industry qualification to prepare students to embark on a career as an animal carer. The Animal Academy focuses learning around the requirements of a kennel hand in animal care facilities or veterinary nurse assistant in a veterinary practice. As a student with The Animal Academy, you will be placed into specific handpicked animal care facilities and Veterinary practices*, to build your animal handling skills, gain a sound knowledge of caring for animals and carry out routine work activities within clearly defined guidelines and supervision within the facilities. Special focus is placed on maintaining infection control and health and safety within the work place, as well as basic care of animals, behaviour, welfare and enrichment. This is the small animal elective stream and focuses on various domestic small animals or exotics/wildlife.

This Certificate III qualification is considered the best pathway for entry into the Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing with The Animal Academy.

*Placements are at set practices, in most instances travel to the facility will be required (at your own expense).

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this unit of competency. Some experience with handling animals would be advantageous. This course meets the requirements for international students wanting to study in Australia and as a requirement of entry you must hold an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 and be 18 years of age or over.

Delivery and location

We offer different modes of delivery and sites for this course.

If we don’t deliver in your area - express your interest; we will endeavour to make something happen for you

  • Face to face - Perth (Domestic and International)
  • Face to face - Sydney (Domestic and International - taking expressions of interest)
  • Remote - Greater Perth and other States - (Taking expressions of interest)

Course start dates

We have four intakes per year: January, April, July and October.

Course duration

Delivered to you in a 12 month time frame. This course meets the requirements for international students wanting to study in Australia.


Through a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) your prior skills and knowledge can be assessed. Please contact us for further information on the process and fee schedule.

What you get

  • You will be taught by internationally experienced trainers
  • Placement into hand picked select animal facilities and Veterinary practices
  • Workplace insurance cover
  • Small group learning
  • Supportive mentoring throughout your training
  • Regular individual progression meetings
  • Opportunities to network within the industry


  • Digital textbooks and resources
  • Other materials to assist you throughout your training with us

Career opportunities

  • Vet nurse assistant
  • Pet shop attendants
  • Animal care receptionist and support officer
  • Animal control and regulation assistant
  • Animal shelter assistant

Quick outline

ACM30122 Certificate lll Animal Care Services

This qualification focuses on building skills and knowledge required to be a kennel hand or veterinary nursing assistant. Specific focus is on small animals experienced in industry and is further enhanced through placement into select animal care facilities and Veterinary practices. Join us today!

The Animal Academy Pty Ltd

  • Unit 7, 51 Forsyth Street
    Western Australia, 6163

  • 1300 290 609
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