Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

ACM40317

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $16000

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Average Course Duration: 1 Year

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Description

This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation.

Job roles covered by this Qualification may include:

  • Pet shop/aquarium manager
  • Companion animal trainer/behaviourist
  • Companion animal breeder
  • Companion animal groomer
  • Boarding kennel or cattery manager
  • Animal shelter supervisor/manager
  • Pet minding and exercise operator
  • Mobile hydro-bathing operator.
  • No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, an individual unit of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates of this course who were satisfied with the training.

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Health field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate IV).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Health field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate IV).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Health field (Certificate IV) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    24.3%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Professionals

    22.1%

    Professionals
    Community and Personal Service Workers

    20.3%

    Community and Personal Service Workers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Health field (Certificate IV) are most often employed in:

    Health care and social assistance

    25.2%

    Health care and social assistance
    Construction

    13.4%

    Construction
    Professional, scientific and technical services

    12.1%

    Professional, scientific and technical services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

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    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Animal Care and Management Career Pathway

    Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services is in the Health Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Animal Care and Management.


    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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