ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies

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Course description

If you want a career working with animals the Certificate III in Animal Studies (ACM30117) could be perfect for you. It’s a nationally recognised qualification that covers everything from animal health, nutrition and hygiene to workplace safety, communication, and sustainability. Even better, you can choose your own study stream and graduate ready for your most desired job role — working in veterinary nursing, wildlife rescue, or animal behaviour and training. Enquire now for a list of study centres and upcoming intake dates.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

6 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Animal Control Officer$1,050 weekly pay
Animal Shelter Attendant$960 weekly pay
Apprentice Animal Trainer$960 weekly pay
Assistant Dog Trainer$960 weekly pay
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

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the ACM30117 Certificate III 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 ACM30117 Certificate III 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 ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies:

TAFE Queensland
On Campus