ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies

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Course description

If you love animals but now sure how to get started why not try the Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20117). You’ll graduate qualified to work at animal shelters, kennels, catteries, and veterinary clinics — plus you’ll have a whole swag of skills in animal feeding, basic health care, animal first aid and grooming. It’s a one year course and you’ll have the opportunity to work in real workplaces that care for animals.

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Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Pet Groomer$960 weekly pay
Animal Attendant$960 weekly pay
Kennel Hand$960 weekly pay
Cattery Attendant$960 weekly pay
Kennel Attendant$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Trainee Zoo Keeper$1,300 weekly pay
Wildlife Carer$1,150 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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This course provider offers the ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies:

TAFE Queensland
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