The Certificate IV in Captive Animals (ACM40210) is offered through UQ-GVEC as a dual qualification for those students enrolled in the UQ Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Wildlife Science.
Why enrol in the Certificate IV in Captive Animals?
The University of Queensland Gatton Gatton Vocational Education Centre (UQ-GVEC) is offering Wildlife Science undergraduates an opportunity to enrol in an additional qualification that complements their degree program.
The Certificate IV in Captive Animals allows undergraduates to undertake their academic qualification with an additional vocational qualification to enhance the value of their Bachelor degree.
A skills-based approach
The Certificate IV in Captive Animals, which is an ‘industry-based’ qualification, will provide you with a higher level of practical skills in combination with underpinning knowledge of wildlife practice procedures - attributes sought after by many employers in the sector. Enhanced practical skills, via the Certificate IV in Captive Animals, would be a distinct advantage in achieving employment in the industry. Graduates will be ‘fit for practice’ on graduation.
The Certificate IV follows the 3-year duration of the degree, however if enrolled midway, can be done within a shorter timeframe with increased commitment.
Candidates are required to commit to gaining practical skills through placement within the wildlife industry.
Tutorials and hands-on practicals are delivered to students on a regular basis providing the knowledge and skills to increase a student’s level of competency. This both complements and covers any gaps not covered within the degree program.
Co-ordination and tutorial duties for the course will be handled by expert staff with extensive experience in the field:
To attain the qualification a total of 20 units of competency must be completed as specified below:
The 13 core competencies are:
- ACMCAN301A Work within a captive animal facility
- ACMCAN302A Prepare and present information to the public
- ACMCAN303A Support collection management
- ACMCAN304A Prepare and maintain animal housing
- ACMCAN305A Assist with capturing, restraining and moving animals
- ACMCAN306A Monitor animal reproduction
- ACMGAS301A Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
- ACMGAS302A Provide enrichment for animals
- ACMGAS303A Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
- ACMCAN402A Manage enclosures and exhibits
- ACMCAN404A Develop, monitor and review behavioural management strategies
- ACMOHS401A Maintain occupational health and safety processes
- TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
The 7 elective units are:
- ACMCAN403A Develop animal diets
- ACMSPE302A Provide basic care of birds
- ACMSPE310A Provide basic care of mammals
- ACMSPE311A Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles
- ACMACR403A Identify and respond to animal behavior
- ACMCAN405A Design and evaluate interpretive and learning programs
- BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information
How to apply
Applications are made directly through UQ-GVEC. Please contact us to find out more.
Disclaimer: Details are correct at the time of printing and are subject to change. UQ-GVEC reserves the right to change programs, subjects or costs or to cancel a program based on consideration of student numbers and resource allocation. Ensure that you understand the program, subjects, associated costs and fee liability prior to signing an enrolment form.
Three years (can be completed within a shorter timeframe if enrolled midway through degree).
Students may commence the program at any time.
Internal or external
Students must be enrolled in the UQ Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Wildlife to apply.
This program is not available to international students.
Fees for Australian students
$3000 payable in instalments of $500 per semester. The first instalment is to be paid prior to commencement.
Phone: (07) 5460 1353
Fax: (07) 5460 1367
The University of Queensland Gatton Vocational Education Centre (UQ-GVEC)
Gatton Qld 4343
If you wish to apply please contact UQ-GVEC using the details above.
Code of Practice
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