Course Details - AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations (Urrbrae Agricultural High School)

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ISCA TitleAnimal Care and Husbandry
QualificationAHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations
RTORegional Skills Training (National Code 140107)
Host OrganisationUrrbrae Agricultural High School
Course Length2 semesters (1 year)
Course DescriptionThis course is designed for students who are passionate about animals and interested in Animal Care and livestock Industry. Students will learn about animal nutrition, anatomy, handling techniques, animal first aid and how to administer medication. Course work is to be completed between workshops. Phone and email support provided. Practical workshops involving domestic pets, wildlife and livestock with field trips to Pastoral Properties and Monarto Zoo.
PathwaysFurther Education Pathway - This Program will provide very useful underpinning knowledge for a range of fields and study in animal care including; Animal Science, Veterinary bioscience, Veterinary nursing, Pet styling and Livestock agent. Career Pathway - By successful completion of units of competency within this Qualification, students will earn SACE points toward ATAR for furthering Animal Care related career options such as Veterinarians, Vet Nursing, Parks and Wildlife/Zoos, Wildlife Rescue, Pet Industry, Animal Welfare - RSPCA, Working Dog Training, Livestock Agent, Stockfeed Merchant.
Entry RequirementsEligible for TGSS, LLN
Other RequirementsAttend an information session and attend an interview. Students must arrange their own animal care workplace location. Rubber soled work boots required. TGSS funding subject to WorkReady eligibility (refer to to check eligibility).
Delivery Location(s)Urrbrae Agricultural High School, 505 Fullarton Road, NETHERBY, SA, 5062
Dates and Times23 fortnightly sessions at Urrbrae Agricultural High School on Wednesdays from 08:45 until 16:30.
Commencement date 03/02/21.
Work Placement10 days
70 Hours
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 110 SACE credits
UP to 110 at Stage 2
Units Of Competency
CoreAHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes - 50 Nominal hours50 nominal hours
 AHCWRK309Apply environmentally sustainable work practices- 50 Nominal hours50 nominal hours
 AHCFAU301Respond to wildlife emergencies– 70 Nominal hours70 nominal hours
 MSL973007Perform microscopic examination40 nominal hours
 AHCLSK301Administer medication to livestock80 nominal hours
 ACMSPE302Provide basic care of birds40 nominal hours
 AHCLSK309Implement animal health control programs50 nominal hours
 AHCLSK331Comply with industry animal welfare requirements40 nominal hours
 AHCLSK318Rear newborn and young livestock50 nominal hours
 ACMGAS206Provide basic first aid for animals30 nominal hours
 ACMCAN307Rehabilitate native wildlife40 nominal hours
 ACMCAS306Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort80 nominal hours
 ACMGAS303Plan for and provide nutritional requirements to animals60 nominal hours
 ACMCAN305Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals60 nominal hours
 ACMSPE304Provide basic care of domestic dogs40 nominal hours
 AHCLSK302Mate and monitor reproduction of alpacas60 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Total Training CostTo be advised
To be adivsed on Expression of Interest.

Part of the course fees may be funded under the Training Guarantee for SACE students scheme with the remainder payable by the student.
Cost NotesIn addition to the course cost, an administration fee will apply as follows: Non-ISCA DfE school - $50 per enrolment Non-DfE school - $250 per enrolment (refer to member school tab for list of ISCA schools)
Number Of StudentsMinimum    20
Maximum   25
Selection ProcessInterview may be required
Contact PersonMr Peter Oswald, Email
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