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ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies

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ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies at Open Colleges will qualify you to work in a pet store, shelter, kennel or cattery.


Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. And as the popularity of pets continues to rise, so too does the need for qualified workers with the right skills to keep pets happy and healthy.

Why study ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies at Open Colleges?
  • If you love animals and are passionate about promoting their welfare, then a job in animal care could be perfect for you. This course will provide an excellent foundation for your career in animal care.

  • Gain first-hand experience in the animal care industry with 80 hours of structured workplace learning.

  • Learn from Trainers and Assessors who are passionate about the industry and have years of experience.

Potential career outcomes

  • Animal Attendant (Veterinary Clinic)

  • Animal Care Attendant (Animal Shelter)

  • Assistant Animal Groomer

  • Cattery Attendant

  • Kennel Hand

Programme Structure

What do you learn in this course

  • Learn the ins and outs of the animal care industry, and how to work alongside both animals and people.
  • Get a handle on the administrative side of working in the animal care industry and how to maintain records, provide reception services and communicate with colleagues.
  • From proper feeding to correct hygiene practices, understand the key necessities of animal care.
  • Gain the skills to respond appropriately to an emergency and provide basic first aid to animals.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

You can enroll in the majority of our courses, and start studying, anytime you like. There's no need to wait for a certain date or a new semester to start.




  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • No interaction at all

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification as per the ACM - Animal Care and Management Training Package.

To successfully complete this course, it is recommended that students:

  • Be over 16 years of age

  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensures the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete year 10

  • Access to a modern computer with high speed internet

  • Basic computing skills including the ability to make a short video

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