ACM40322 Certificate IV Animal Behaviour and Training

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Course Outline

The Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training has been designed for those with experience in working with and caring for animals, to develop the skills required to interpret animal behaviour, apply animal learning theory, and to evaluate best practice conditioning and training methodologies and techniques to meet the welfare needs of animals, and to provide ethical services for their carers/clients. Working with a specific species or across a range of species, this qualification provides options for those working in animal rehoming/adoption, rehabilitation roles, exhibited animal facilities or who specialise in conditioning or training different species. 

It is our belief that you cannot learn 'behaviour' through self-paced online learning; you need to be immersed into seeing problem behaviours and we achieve this through delivering face to face weekly theory classes and through work placement in a referral behaviour centre or shelter. This allows you to visualise various behaviours and we can support you with our knowledge and experience in how to deal with them. We do not use 'own dogs' as part of the placement and because this course is run over the year you are exposed to 44 weeks of placement not just a few days.

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

Entry requirements

Whilst there are no official entry requirements, this extremely sought after course has limited placements so that we can offer you a personal training experience. The Animal Academy highly recommends that a Certificate III in Animal Care Services or higher is held as those with experience will take precedence for placements. Those with prior industry experience will also be considered for placements.

If you are an International student, this course meets the requirements of a 'fulltime' course and is a perfect segway from the Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing. If you are looking for your next course to study...this ones perfect!

Delivery and location

We offer remote delivery in various States - express your interest; we will endeavour to make something happen for you.

Course duration

This is a detailed course delivered to you over 12 months. Three days per week are required of your time, one dedicated to theory and two dedicated to placement in a behaviour centre or shelter.

This course meets the requirements for international students wanting to study in Australia.

Course start dates

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

Course credits

Available to those with previous attained qualifications. Our fees reflect maximum credits available for holding the Certificate III in Animal Care Services at enrolment. Other credits will be reflected in the overall fee costs within your invitation of enrolment.

RPL

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.

What you get

  • You will be taught by industry experts
  • Workplace insurance cover
  • Guaranteed small group learning
  • Supportive mentoring throughout your period of training
  • Regular individual progression meetings
  • Placement in to hand-picked behaviour focused centres
  • Opportunities to network within the industry

Materials

  • Electronic textbooks
  • Other materials to assist you throughout your training with us

Career opportunities

On completion of this course, you may undertake work in the following areas:

  • Animal trainer and/or animal training practitioner
  • Dog trainer
  • Horse educator
  • Animal handler (range of species)
  • Animal control and regulation assistant
  • Animal shelter assistant

Quick outline

ACM40322 Certificate IV Animal Behaviour and Training

Develop skills required to interpret animal behaviour, apply animal learning theory, and evaluate best practice conditioning and training methodologies and techniques to meet the welfare needs of animals. Limited placements provide you with a personal, practical, hands on approach. Secure your placement now!

The Animal Academy Pty Ltd

  • Unit 7, 51 Forsyth Street
    O'Connor
    Western Australia, 6163

  • 1300 290 609
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