ANIMALS, PLANTS & SCIENCES - Kangan Institute

 
ANIMALS, PLANTS & SCIENCES - Kangan Institute
ANIMALS, PLANTS
                        & SCIENCES
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                                               AGRICULTURE | HORTICULTURE | PARKS & GARDENS | LANDSCAPING
                                               ANIMAL STUDIES | VETERINARY NURSING | LABORATORY SCIENCES
                                                   CONSERVATION & LAND MANAGEMENT | INDIGENOUS STUDIES
                                                                            WORK HEALTH & SAFETY | TESOL
                                                                13 TAFE (13 8233)   . kangan.edu.au/foodfibre
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4 A leader in food & fibre training
                                                                          6 Your study options
                                                                8 How to become an apprentice

                                               CONTENTS          10 Course to career pathway
                                                                     12 Pathway to university
                                                                         14 Why choose TAFE
                                                              16 How we can help your business
                                                          18 We support you through your journey
                                                                   20 Paying for your course
                                                                             22 How to apply
                                                                       23 Icons in this guide
                                                                              24 Agriculture
                                                                             30 Horticulture
                                                                         32 Parks & Gardens
                                                                             34 Landscaping
                                                                          38 Animal Studies
                                                                      42 Veterinary Nursing
                                                                    46 Laboratory Sciences
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                                                           48 Conservation & Land Management
                                                                      52 Indigenous Studies
                                                                    58 Work Health & Safety
                                                                                   62 TESOL

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A LEADER IN
                                               FOOD & FIBRE
                                               TRAINING
                                                Kangan Institute is one of the largest and most trusted
                                                education and training providers in Victoria. With more
                                                than 80 years of educational excellence backed by
                                                industry connections, our graduates learn real skills and
                                                gain the confidence to succeed in their chosen career.
                                                A qualification in agriculture, horticulture, animal studies
                                                or conservation and land management provides you with
                                                endless opportunities and unparalleled practical skills.

                                                                                                               REAL EDUCATION             REAL SKILLS                     REAL JOBS
                                                                                                               Our world-class            Our focus is all about          Kangan Institute has
                                                                                                               teaching faculty           getting you work ready.         established a vast network
                                                                                                               come with extensive        With an emphasis on             of industry partners and
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                                                                                                               industry experience        practical training, industry    a strong reputation with
                                                                                                               and connections. Our       projects and work               employers across Victoria.
                                                                                                               personalised approach      placements, you will gain       By developing our courses
                                                                                                               means you get one-on-one   real experience and the         in consultation with
                                                                                                               attention in classes and   latest industry knowledge.      industry partners, we make
                                                                                                               mentoring from your        So, when you graduate,          sure that you gain the most
                                                                                                               teachers.                  you will have the skills that   current and up-to-date
                                                                                                                                          employers are looking for.      skills. Our Employment
                                                                                                                                                                          Centre experts also provide
                                                                                                                                                                          support and connect
                                                                                                                                                                          students to jobs each year.

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YOUR STUDY
                                               OPTIONS
                                               Our courses are designed to help you          CERTIFICATES
                                               pathway into your dream career or into        Certificate programs combine theory
                                                                                             and practical components of a subject
                                               higher education.
                                                                                             to prepare you for a job in your chosen
                                                                                             industry. You can learn basic to advanced
                                               PRE-APPRENTICESHIPS                           skills as you move up each certificate
                                               Whether you are currently doing your          qualification. You can also choose to study
                                               VCE, VCAL or you’ve left school early, a      further or get a post trade qualification
                                               pre-apprenticeship will get you on your       once you finish your certificate program.
                                               way to working and further study in a
                                               specific industry. Pre-apprenticeships also   DIPLOMAS
                                               combine literacy and numeracy skills units    A diploma can help you progress your
                                               to give you extra support to get employed     career further with specialised industry
                                               and into an apprenticeship.                   specific knowledge and can provide
                                                                                             guaranteed pathway opportunities to
                                               APPRENTICESHIPS                               study further at university. It is an ideal
                                               To start an apprenticeship, you need to       choice if you need to apply your skills in a
                                               first be employed in a relevant field. A      complex technical environment.
                                               customised training program is created
                                               for the apprentice in consultation with the
                                               employer so you learn the latest industry                                                    VET IN SCHOOL (VETIS)
                                               skills and knowledge directly relevant                                                       VETiS offers you the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification,
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                                               to your job. See How to become an                                                            while providing credit towards your VCE or VCAL, just like your other subjects.
                                               apprentice on page 8.                                                                        The study score can contribute directly to your ATAR score and give you access to
                                                                                                                                            guaranteed pathways for further study at Kangan Institute.

                                                                                                                                            SHORT COURSES
                                                                                                                                            A short course is great way to update your current skills, start a new hobby or learn
                                                                                                                                            something totally new. We have a wide range of short courses across a variety of areas
                                                                                                                                            to help you grow professionally or personally.
                                                                                                                                            Visit kangan.edu.au/short-courses to find the right course for you.

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HOW TO BECOME                                                                                GROUP TRAINING ORGANISATIONS (GTO)
                                                                                                                                            GTOs like WPC Group and Apprenticeships
                                                                                                                                            Melbourne partner with a range of
                                                                                                                                                                                           AUSTRALIAN APPRENTICESHIP SUPPORT
                                                                                                                                                                                           NETWORK (AASN)
                                                                                                                                                                                           AASNs are contracted by the

                                               AN APPRENTICE
                                                                                                                                            businesses and offer you expert advice and     Government to support and facilitate the
                                                                                                                                            assistance to find the right apprenticeship.   apprenticeship process for employers
                                                                                                                                            GTOs can not only place you with the right     and individuals. AASNs can also help you
                                                                                                                                            business, they also monitor your progress      with the recruitment process and provide
                                                                                                                                            and support you as you need it. Find out       mentoring and career advice.
                                                An apprenticeship is a great way to combine structured training and paid                    more at grouptraining.com.au                   Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for
                                                                                                                                                                                           more information or call them on 13 38 73.
                                                employment. You can begin while you’re still at school in year 11/12 or if you
                                                are older than 15 years of age. You don’t need a secondary school certificate to
                                                start an apprenticeship, although this is highly regarded by most employers.

                                                As an apprentice you will earn an income     STEP 2: JOB HUNTING
                                                while you are learning your trade. Your      Start looking for jobs through networking
                                                work will combine study on the job or at     with people you know, applying online
                                                Kangan Institute. When you finish your       or by contacting jobactive Australia
                                                apprenticeship, you will have a nationally   providers.
                                                recognised qualification and skills that
                                                can take you anywhere in Australia and to    STEP 3: SIGN UP
                                                many overseas countries as well.             Once you’ve found an employer, you both
                                                                                             must contact an AASN to sign a training
                                                STEP 1: PREPARATION AND RESEARCH             apprenticeship contract. Select Kangan
                                                Figure out what trade you are interested     Institute as your preferred training
                                                in, research job opportunities and write     provider to get started. If you are eligible
                                                or update your resume. A Kangan              for a Health Care Card, make sure you
                                                Institute pre-apprenticeship is a great      apply for one prior to enrolling so you are
                                                way to get a taste of a trade and the        eligible for concession fees.
                                                confidence to get a job. Our teachers
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                                                are regularly contacted by employers
                                                to get recommendations of good
                                                pre-apprentices who they might sign up
                                                as an apprentice.

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COURSE TO
                                                                                                                                         Careers in Laboratory Operations             Careers in Conservation
                                                                                                                                                                                      and Land Management
                                                                                                                                          Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
                                                                                                                                          (MSL30116)

                                               CAREER PATHWAY
                                                                                                                                          Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques      Certificate II in Conservation and Land
                                                                                                                                          (MSL40116)                                   Management (AHC21016)
                                                                                                                                          Diploma of Laboratory Technology             Certificate III in Conservation and Land
                                                                                                                                          (MSL50116)                                   Management (AHC31416)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Certificate IV in Conservation and Land
                                                                                                                                                                                       Management (AHC40916)
                                                                                                                                          >> Technical Assistant in Animal Science,    Diploma of Conservation and Land
                                               Careers in Agriculture                        Careers in Wool Classing                        Environmental Monitoring, Food            Management (AHC51116)
                                                                                                                                             Processing, Pathology or Wine             Advanced Diploma of Conservation and
                                                                                                                                             Production                                Land Management (AHC60415)
                                                Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40116)      Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation                                                 Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation
                                                                                                                                          >> Technical Supervisor
                                                Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116)             (AHC33016)                                                                               Education
                                                / Agribusiness Management (AHC51416)          Certificate IV in Wool Classing                                                          Bachelor of Environmental and
                                                Certificate IV in Organic Farming             (AHC41316)                                                                               Conservation Science
                                                (AHC41616)                                    Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116)
                                                Diploma of Organic Farming (AHC51816)         / Agribusiness Management (AHC51416)
                                                                                                                                                                                       >> Biodiversity Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                       >> Catchments Officer
                                                >> General Farm Hand                          >> Wool Shed Supervisor                                                                  >> Conservation Reserve Manager
                                                >> Stock And Station Agent                    >> Owner Classer Registration                                                            >> Environmental Officer
                                                >> Farm Production Manager                    >> Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX)                                                       >> Environment Consultant
                                                >> Agronomist                                                                                                                          >> Fire Crew Supervisor
                                                >> Station-Property Manager                                                                                                            >> Fisheries Officer
                                                >> Organic Farm Team Leader                  Careers in Animal Studies                                                                 >> Flora and Fauna Officer
                                                >> Organic Farm Supervisor                                                                                                             >> Forest Management
                                                >> Organic Farmer
                                                                                              Certificate II and III in Animal Studies
                                                                                              (ACM20110) (ACM30110)
                                               Careers in Horticulture                        Certificate III in Animal Technology
                                                                                              (ACM30210)
                                                                                              Certificate IV in Companion Animals
                                                Certificate II in Production Horticulture     (ACM40310)
                                                (AHC20316)                                    Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
                                                Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416)     (ACM40412)
                                                Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)    Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General
                                                Certificate III in Landscape Construction     Practice) (ACM50512)
                                                (AHC30916)
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                                                Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
                                                (AHC31016)                                    >> Animal Care Attendant
                                                Diploma of Landscape Design                   >> Animal Shelter Attendant
                                                (AHC50616)                                       or Manager
                                                Diploma of Horticulture (AHC50416)            >> Kennel Hand or Cattery Attendant
                                                Bachelor Degree pathway                       >> Pet Shop Attendant
                                                                                              >> Assistant Dog Groomer
                                                                                              >> Companion Animal Trainer or Breeder
                                                >> Horticulture Assistant                     >> Animal Technician
                                                >> Horticultural Tradesperson                 >> Veterinary Nurse
                                                >> Grounds Keeper
                                                >> Landscape Gardener or Designer
                                                >> Self-Employed Gardener
                                                >> Landscaper

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WHY CHOOSE TAFE
                                                                                  FINISHED YEAR 12?
                                                                               A TAFE qualification can secure your future

                                                    GET A TASTE                            GET ON TRACK                         LOW ATAR?
                                                                                                                               NO WORRIES!
                                                 OF A TRADE WITH A                        TO A CERTIFICATE
                                                PRE-APPRENTICESHIP                          OR DIPLOMA
                                                                                                                              GOING TO TAFE
                                                                                                                              MAY SAVE TIME
                                                Gain basic skills in a trade                 Guaranteed work                   AND MONEY
                                                 with lots of support and                 placements mean real
                                                        resources.                             world skills!
                                                                                                                               NO NEED TO
                                                                                                                               RELOCATE IF
                                                                                                                               YOUR TAFE IS
                                                                                                                                 LOCAL

                                                     FIND A JOB                          GAIN A CERTIFICATE
                                                  THAT SUPPORTS AN
                                                   APPRENTICESHIP
                                                      Earn money
                                                     while studying.
                                                                                           GAIN A DIPLOMA

                                                     COMPLETE
                                                 AN APPRENTICESHIP
                                                                                         START A REAL
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                                                                                    CAREER
                                                  Learn practical skills
                                                   specific to a trade.                                                           GRADUATE
                                                                                                                             WITH A CERTIFICATE,
                                                                                                                             DIPLOMA AND DEGREE
                                                                                      WITH A TAFE QUALIFICATION                Graduate with three
                                                                                                                                  qualifications.

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HOW WE CAN HELP
                                               YOUR BUSINESS
                                                We know that a successful business is
                                                built on delivering exceptional levels of
                                                service to create lasting relationships
                                                with your clients.
                                                To help your business grow, we work
                                                closely with you and your apprentice to
                                                develop individualised training plan and
                                                deliver high quality training to improve
                                                staff satisfaction and productivity in your
                                                business.
                                                Led by our passionate and experienced
                                                teaching staff, our purpose-built training
                                                facilities create a real working environment
                                                for your apprentices.
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                                                CONTACT US TO ARRANGE
                                                A FREE CAMPUS TOUR
                                                AND A NO OBLIGATION
                                                PERSONALISED CONSULTATION
                                                TODAY.
                                                13 TAFE (13 8233)
                                                APPRENTICESHIPS@KANGAN.EDU.AU
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WE SUPPORT YOU
                                               THROUGH YOUR JOURNEY
                                               We work hard to make it easy for our          WELFARE SERVICES
                                               students to enjoy their experience at         Kangan Institute recognises and
                                                                                             appreciates the need to provide our
                                               Kangan Institute. You can access any of
                                                                                             students with ongoing support to help
                                               our support programs when you need            them through any conflicts they face
                                               to throughout your time with us.              during their studies. Our free, private and
                                                                                             confidential counselling service staffed by
                                               NEXT STEP                                     experienced counsellors is available to our
                                                                                             students at all times at our campuses.
                                               NEXT STEP is a free service for 15–24 year
                                               olds looking for advice on study pathway
                                                                                             EMPLOYMENT CENTRE
                                               options and career planning. Our skilled
                                                                                             Our Employment Centre is specifically
                                               staff will always give you personalised
                                                                                             dedicated to helping you develop your
                                               advice to help you find the right course to
                                                                                             employability skills. Our experts can help
                                               get you on the right track.
                                                                                             you with job search, one-on-one coaching
                                               To contact NEXT STEP, call 1300 289 290
                                                                                             and access to the weekly vacancy listing
                                               or email nextstep@kangan.edu.au
                                                                                             and other useful resources. Over 1,000
                                                                                             employers advertise jobs with the centre
                                               STUDY SUPPORT                                                                               SKILLS RECOGNITION
                                                                                             every year and we have successfully
                                               Kangan Institute offers a range of study      placed many of our students.                  If you have acquired relevant skills and
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                                               support services to help students keep                                                      knowledge in your workplace, through
                                                                                             To contact the centre, call 1300 484 335 or
                                               up with and successfully complete                                                           previous training, or even via volunteer
                                                                                             email employmentcentre@kangan.edu.au
                                               their course work. You can access a                                                         work, you may not need to complete
                                               range of resources and workshops to           Students also have access to:
                                                                                                                                           further study to obtain a qualification.
                                               help with your exam and course work           • Our Library and Learning Centre,
                                                                                                                                           With our skills recognition program you
                                               preparation. Our counsellors facilitate a       housing a range of electronic and hard
                                                                                                                                           can save time and get an accredited
                                               variety of workshops throughout the year,       copy resources, study materials and
                                                                                                                                           qualification to improve your career
                                               providing strategies to help you overcome       assignment help.
                                                                                                                                           prospects.
                                               challenges, no matter how big or small.       • Free wireless internet available in
                                                                                                                                           Find out more at
                                                                                               classrooms and around the campus.
                                                                                                                                           kangan.edu.au/skills-recognition
                                                                                             • Paid parking available at the campus.

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PAYING FOR
                                               YOUR COURSE
                                                                                                                                              STUDY NOW, PAY LATER                          You will still have to pay the student
                                                                                                                                              WITH VET STUDENT LOANS                        services fee, materials and consumables
                                                                                                                                                                                            fee (if studying a government funded
                                                                                                                                              A student loan scheme is available for
                                                                                                                                                                                            course) and other non-tuition fees (if
                                                                                                                                              eligible students and courses to assist in
                                                                                                                                                                                            applicable) at the time of enrolment.
                                                                                                                                              the payment of tuition fees whilst studying
                                               How much you pay is determined by             FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS                           at TAFE. These are called VET Student         To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you
                                                                                                                                                                                            must be an Australian citizen; or a holder
                                               the course you enrol in, the scheduled        Payment plans are available to anyone            Loans and replace the VET FEE-HELP
                                                                                             enrolling into a certificate I, II, III and IV   scheme from 1 January 2017. Loans are         of a permanent humanitarian visa who will
                                               hours you commit to undertake, your                                                            capped according to the course you            be a resident in Australia for the duration
                                                                                             course. Kangan Institute offers eligible
                                               eligibility for a government-funded           students the option of paying for their          are studying. These loans are income          of the course; or a qualifying New Zealand
                                               place and any concession entitlements         course fees over time by setting up either       contingent and interest free and repaid via   citizen.
                                                                                                                                              the Australian Taxation Office when your
                                               you might be eligible for.                    weekly or fortnightly instalment payments
                                                                                             to cover their tuition, material and             income reaches a certain threshold. For
                                                                                             consumable fees.                                 2016-2017 income year this threshold is
                                               HEALTH CARE CARD                                                                               $54,869.
                                               If you are eligible for a Health Care Card,   WELFARE SERVICES                                 For further information visit
                                               make sure you apply for one through
                                                                                             Students who require budgeting, money            studyassist.gov.au
                                               Centrelink prior to enrolling so you are
                                                                                             management, financial counselling and
                                               eligible to pay concession fees. For more
                                                                                             referrals to external agencies can get
                                               information, please visit humanservices.
                                                                                             assistance from our dedicated welfare
                                               gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/
                                                                                             officers. Find out more at
                                               health-care-card
                                                                                             kangan.edu.au/welfare-services

                                               SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS                       APPRENTICE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
                                               At Kangan Institute, we believe in
                                                                                             The Australian Government supports
                                               rewarding hard work and achievement. We
                                                                                             apprenticeships through a number of
                                               offer a number of scholarships and grants
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                                                                                             programs that can help you financially
                                               to help pay for your course. Find out more
                                                                                             including Apprentice Loans, Living
                                               on what you can apply for at
                                                                                             Away From Home Allowance, Australian
                                               kangan.edu.au/scholarship
                                                                                             School-based Apprenticeships and more.
                                                                                             For more information, visit
                                                                                             australianapprenticeships.gov.au

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HOW TO APPLY                                                                                 ICONS IN THIS
                                               Applying for a course is easy. Just
                                               follow these simple steps to get your
                                                                                             The relevant department will review your
                                                                                             application and our customer service
                                                                                             centre will contact you directly to confirm
                                                                                                                                            GUIDE
                                               application in. Make sure you check           your application status.
                                               your course dates and apply early so
                                                                                             VTAC APPLICATIONS
                                               we can enrol you in the next intake.
                                                                                             VTAC handles most applications for entry        COURSE TYPE                STUDY MODE
                                                                                             into higher education and some TAFE
                                                                                                                                                   Pre-apprenticeship         Flexible
                                                                                             full-time certificate IV and higher
                                                         Pick the course you want to
                                                                                             qualifications. The course guide will
                                                   1     study from this course guide and                                                          Apprenticeship             Online
                                                                                             indicate if you need to apply through
                                                         go online to our website.
                                                                                             VTAC for your course. To find out                     Traineeship
                                                         Find the course using the ‘Find
                                                                                                                                                                        CAMPUS LOCATION
                                                                                             how to apply via VTAC,
                                                   2     a course’ search option and click   visit vtac.edu.au                                     Certificate                Broadmeadows
                                                         on ‘Online Application’.

                                                                                             APPRENTICESHIPS                                       Diploma                    Richmond
                                                         Fill out the online application
                                                   3     form, select your campus and hit    Once you have a job as an apprentice you
                                                                                                                                                   Advanced Diploma           Docklands
                                                         the ‘Submit’ button.                can apply for your apprenticeship training
                                                                                             through your employer.                                                           Essendon
                                                                                                                                             STUDY PERIOD
                                                                                             The Australian Apprenticeship Support
                                                                                             Network (AASN) providers will manage all              Full-time                  Charleston Road, Bendigo
                                                                                             contracts and training. To find your nearest
                                                                                                                                                   Part-time
                                                                                             AASN, visit australianapprenticeships.gov.
                                                                                             au or call 13 38 73.

                                                                                             NEED EXTRA HELP?
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                                                                                             Students who require additional support
                                                                                             for applications to the English as a Second
                                                                                             Language or for those who have mild
                                                                                             intellectual/learning disabilities can call
                                                                                             9279 2446 for an appointment and course
                                                                                             placement.

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AGRICULTURE
                                                CERTIFICATE III IN WOOL CLIP                      FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                             CERTIFICATE IV IN WOOL CLASSING                  FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                PREPARATION                                       You may wish to go on to further study in a                                                              You may wish to pursue further studies in a
                                                                                                  Certificate IV in Wool Classing (AHC41316) or                                                            Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116).
                                                                                                  Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116).
                                                                                                                                                                                                           PREREQUISITES
                                                                                                  PREREQUISITES                                           Course code AHC41316                             You must have completed a minimum of year
                                                Course code AHC33016                              You must have completed a minimum of year               Direct entry / Rolling enrolment                 11 or equivalent. You must also be physically
                                                Direct entry / Rolling enrolment                  11 or equivalent. You must also be physically           Become a professional wool classer and           fit and prepared to work in an outdoor
                                                                                                  fit and prepared to work in an outdoor                  shed manager with this popular in demand         environment.
                                                Are you interested in gaining an owner
                                                                                                  environment.                                            course. If you have industry experience or       Enrol at bendigotafe.edu.au
                                                classers certificate or pursuing a career as
                                                a professional wool classer? This course is       Enrol at bendigotafe.edu.au                             relevant qualifications and would like to get    Core Units
                                                ideal if you are already experienced working      Core Units
                                                                                                                                                          registered with the Australian Wool Exchange     Maintain work health and safety          AHCWHS401
                                                in the industry and if you wish to further your   Maintain work health and safety          AHCWHS401      (AWEX) then this course is the right path to a   processes
                                                                                                  processes                                               rewarding career.                                Appraise wool using industry             AHCWOL301
                                                knowledge and skills in wool classing.                                                                                                                     descriptions
                                                                                                  Appraise wool using industry             AHCWOL301
                                                DURATION                                          descriptions                                            DURATION                                         Prepare wool based on its
                                                                                                                                                                                                           characteristics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AHCWOL303
                                                                                                  Prepare wool based on its                AHCWOL303      Full-time: 2 years
                                                Part-time: 2 years                                characteristics                                                                                          Prepare fleece wool for classing         AHCWOL304

                                                SELECTION PROCESS                                 Prepare fleece wool for classing         AHCWOL304      SELECTION PROCESS                                Prepare skirtings and oddments           AHCWOL305
                                                                                                  Prepare skirtings and oddments           AHCWOL305                                                       Document a wool clip                     AHCWOL307
                                                Interview                                                                                                 Compulsory Interview Experience in the wool
                                                                                                  Supervise clip preparation               AHCWOL306                                                       Press wool for a clip                    AHCWOL310
                                                                                                                                                          industry is beneficial.
                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                              Document a wool clip                     AHCWOL307                                                       Perform shed duties                      AHCWOL311

                                                This course may lead to employment as a:          Prepare facilities for shearing and
                                                                                                  crutching
                                                                                                                                           AHCWOL308      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                             Determine wool classing strategies       AHCWOL401
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Plan, implement and review wool          AHCWOL403
                                                • Owner Classer                                                                                           This course may lead to employment as a:         harvesting and clip preparation
                                                                                                  Press wool for a clip                    AHCWOL310
                                                                                                  Perform shed duties                      AHCWOL311      • Wool Classer                                   Establish work routines and manage       AHCWOL404
                                                                                                                                                                                                           wool harvesting and preparation staff
                                                                                                  Establish work routines and manage       AHCWOL404
                                                                                                  wool harvesting and preparation staff                                                                    Class fleece wool                        AHCWOL405
                                                                                                  Class fleece wool                        AHCWOL405                                                       Implement and monitor quality            AHCWRK401
                                                                                                                                                                                                           assurance procedures
                                                                                                  Comply with industry quality assurance   AHCWRK306
                                                                                                  requirements                                                                                             Provide first aid                        HLTAID003
                                                                                                  Provide first aid                        HLTAID003                                                       Information about elective units can be found online.
                                                                                                  Information about elective units can be found online.
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AGRICULTURE
                                                CERTIFICATE IV IN AGRICULTURE                           DIPLOMA OF AGRICULTURE                            DURATION
                                                                                                                                                          Full-time: 1 year
                                                                                                                                                          Part-time/Flexible: up to 2 years

                                                                                                                                                          SELECTION PROCESS
                                                Course code AHC40116                                    Course code AHC50116                              Interview
                                                Direct entry / Rolling enrolment                        Direct entry / VTAC Application / Rolling
                                                                                                        enrolments                                        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                This qualification allows individuals to develop                                                          This course may lead to employment as a:
                                                post-trade skills and knowledge to become               If you want to become a specialist in the         • Farm Production Manager
                                                specialists within the agriculture industry. It is      Agriculture industry and are looking for a
                                                                                                                                                          • Agronomist
                                                designed to meet the needs of supervisors or            mix of online and seminar delivery, this is the
                                                team leaders in the agriculture industry.               course for you.                                   • Station/Property Manager

                                                DURATION                                                Complete your theory component online             FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                Full-time: 1 year                                       flexibly and demonstrate your skills and          You may wish to go on to higher level studies
                                                Flexible: up to 2 years                                 knowledge in a project. You will also have the    at University.
                                                                                                        opportunity to interact and build relationships
                                                SELECTION PROCESS                                       with other students, teachers and industry
                                                                                                                                                          PREREQUISITES
                                                Interview                                                                                                 You need to have completed VCE (or
                                                                                                        experts in a professional development
                                                                                                                                                          equivalent) or be at least 15 years of age
                                                                                                        conference.
                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                      and have sufficient work experience. You
                                                This course may lead to employment as a:                On completing the course, you should be
                                                                                                                                                          also need to have a high level of literacy and
                                                                                                        able to successfully perform the role of the
                                                • Farm production manager                                                                                 numeracy skills following completion of an
                                                                                                        modern agriculture worker, who manages
                                                • Agronomist                                                                                              LLN assessment.
                                                                                                        enterprise production units and provides
                                                • Station / property manager                                                                              Enrol at bendigotafe.edu.au
                                                                                                        advice and services to production enterprises.
                                                FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                                                                               Core Units
                                                Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116).                                                                        Plan production for the whole business   AHCAGB504
                                                                                                                                                          Manage an agro-ecology production        AHCORG506
                                                PREREQUISITES                                                                                             system

                                                You will need to have an appropriate level                                                                Information about elective units can be found online.
                                                of literacy and numeracy skills following
                                                completion of an LLN assessment. You will
                                                need to be at least 15 years old.
                                                Enrol at bendigotafe.edu.au
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                                                Core Units
                                                Maintain work health and safety          AHCWHS401
                                                processes
                                                Information about elective units can be found online.

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AGRICULTURE
                                                CERTIFICATE IV IN ORGANIC FARMING                       DIPLOMA OF ORGANIC FARMING

                                                Course code AHC41616                                    Course code AHC51816
                                                Direct entry / Rolling enrolments                       Direct entry / Rolling enrolments
                                                This qualification will give you the skills and         This course will enable you to work within
                                                knowledge to develop a career in the organic            an organic farming enterprise that manages
                                                farming and general agriculture industry. It is         enterprise production units, and manage the
                                                designed to meet the needs of supervisors               certification and continued compliance with
                                                or team leaders working in the organic                  organic standards and develop and maintain
                                                agriculture industry.                                   organic produce supply chains. It is designed
                                                                                                        to meet the needs of owners and managers
                                                DURATION                                                of organic farming enterprises.
                                                Full-time: 1 year
                                                Flexible: up to 2 years                                 DURATION
                                                                                                        Full-time: 1-2 years
                                                SELECTION PROCESS                                       Flexible: up to 2 years
                                                Interview

                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                    SELECTION PROCESS
                                                                                                        Interview
                                                This course may lead to employment as a:
                                                • Organic farm team leader                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                • Organic farm supervisor                               This course may lead to employment as a:
                                                • Organic farmer                                        • Organic farm team leader
                                                                                                        • Organic farm supervisor
                                                FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                             • Organic farmer
                                                Diploma of Organic Farming (AHC51816).

                                                PREREQUISITES                                           FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                        You may wish to go on to higher level studies
                                                You will need to have an appropriate level
                                                                                                        at University.
                                                of literacy and numeracy skills following
                                                completion of an LLN assessment. You will               PREREQUISITES
                                                need to be at least 15 years old.                       You need to have completed VCE (or
                                                                                                        equivalent) or be of mature age and have
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                                                Core Units
                                                                                                        sufficient work experience. You also need to
                                                Maintain work health and safety          AHCWHS401
                                                processes                                               have a high level of literacy and numeracy
                                                Information about elective units can be found online.   skills following completion of an LLN
                                                                                                        assessment. You will need to be at least 15
                                                                                                        years old.

                                                                                                        Core Units
                                                                                                        Plan production for the whole business   AHCAGB504
                                                                                                        Manage an agro-ecology production        AHCORG506
                                                                                                        system
                                                                                                        Information about elective units can be found online.

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HORTICULTURE
                                                CERTIFICATE II IN PRODUCTION                            CERTIFICATE II IN HORTICULTURE                          CERTIFICATE III HORTICULTURE                            DIPLOMA OF HORTICULTURE
                                                HORTICULTURE

                                                                                                        Course code AHC20416                                    Course code AHC30716                                    Course code AHC50416
                                                Course code AHC20316                                    Direct entry / Semester one and semester                Direct entry / Rolling enrolments                       Direct entry / Rolling enrolments
                                                Direct entry / Semester one and semester                two intake for on-campus students and rolling
                                                                                                                                                                This course will provide you with the                   This course is suitable if you currently work in
                                                two intake                                              enrolments for trainees
                                                                                                                                                                necessary knowledge and skills on which to              the Horticulture industry at a level requiring
                                                You will learn how to select a tree cropping,           Looking for an introduction to the horticulture         build a successful career in the horticulture,          higher technical skills. This course reflects
                                                vegetable or berry production, grape growing            industry? This course will teach you the basic          landscape or parks and gardens sector.                  the roles of those who manage amenity
                                                or mushroom production context as a job                 skills and knowledge in areas such as plant             Training focuses on practical skills required           horticultural enterprises where a range of
                                                focus, or a mixture in the case of mixed                recognition, plant pest and weed treatments,            including: landscape construction methods,              knowledge and skills are required.
                                                enterprises.                                            basic soil properties, propagation, planting            plant selection, soils and nutrition, as well as
                                                                                                        and pruning.                                            safety with chemicals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DURATION
                                                DURATION                                                                                                                                                                Part-time: 2 years
                                                Part-time: 20 weeks (on the job training)               DURATION                                                DURATION                                                SELECTION PROCESS
                                                                                                        Part-time: 20 weeks                                     Full-time: 1 year
                                                SELECTION PROCESS                                                                                                                                                       Compulsory Interview
                                                Interview                                               SELECTION PROCESS                                       SELECTION PROCESS                                       CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                        Compulsory interview for all applicants.                Individual interview and basic literacy and
                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                            numeracy skills test.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This course may lead to employment as a:
                                                This course may lead to employment as a:                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                            • Manager
                                                • Garden Labourer                                       This course may lead to employment as a:                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                        • Garden Labourer                                       This course may lead to employment as a:                FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                • Horticulture Worker / Assistant.                                                                                                                                      You may want to go on to higher level studies
                                                                                                        • Horticulture Worker/Assistant                         • Parks and Gardens Officer
                                                • Further Study Options                                                                                                                                                 with the Advanced Diploma of Horticulture
                                                                                                                                                                • Landscape Gardener
                                                • Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716).           FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                     (AHC60216).

                                                PREREQUISITES                                           Graduates of this course frequently find                FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                             PREREQUISITES
                                                                                                        employment as an apprentice and return to               Graduates of this course frequently return to           You need to have completed VCE (or
                                                You need to have satisfactory literacy and
                                                                                                        Kangan Institute to complete a Certificate              Kangan Institute to complete a Diploma of               equivalent) or be of mature age and have
                                                numeracy skills and be at least 15 years of
                                                                                                        III in Landscape Construction (AHC30916),               Horticulture (AHC50416).                                sufficient work experience. You also need to
                                                age. You will need to be physically fit. You
                                                                                                        Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)
                                                must be prepared to work in an outdoor
                                                                                                        or Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
                                                                                                                                                                PREREQUISITES                                           have a high level of literacy and numeracy
                                                environment                                                                                                     You must be at least 15 years old at the                skills following completion of an LLN
                                                                                                        (AHC31016).                                                                                                     assessment. It is desirable to hold a Certificate
                                                                                                                                                                time of application. Satisfactory literacy and
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                                                Core Units
                                                Participate in work health and safety    AHCWHS201
                                                                                                        PREREQUISITES                                           numeracy skills apply.                                  III in Horticulture (AHC30716).
                                                processes                                               You must be at least 15 years old at the                                                                        Information about elective units can be found online.
                                                                                                                                                                Core Units
                                                Information about elective units can be found online.   time of application. Satisfactory literacy and
                                                                                                                                                                Provide information on plants and their   AHCPCM302
                                                                                                        numeracy skills apply.                                  culture
                                                                                                                                                                Control weeds                             AHCPMG301
                                                                                                        Core Units                                              Control plant pests, diseases and         AHCPMG302
                                                                                                        Recognise plants                         AHCPCM201      disorders
                                                                                                        Treat weeds                              AHCPMG201      Implement soil improvements for           AHCSOL303
                                                                                                        Treat plant pests, diseases and          AHCPMG202      garden and turf areas
                                                                                                        disorders                                               Contribute to work health and safety      AHCWHS301
                                                                                                        Assist with soil or growing media        AHCSOL202      processes
                                                                                                        sampling and testing
                                                                                                                                                                Information about elective units can be found online.
                                                                                                        Participate in work health and safety    AHCWHS201
                                                                                                        processes
                                                                                                        Information about elective units can be found online.

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PARKS & GARDENS
                                                CERTIFICATE II IN PARKS AND                       FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                             CERTIFICATE III IN PARKS AND                   FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                GARDENS                                           Graduates frequently progress to an                     GARDENS                                        Graduates of this course can access pathways
                                                                                                  apprenticeship in Certificate III in Parks                                                             to a variety of other certificate III and IV
                                                                                                  and Gardens (AHC31016) and return to                                                                   qualifications, as well as the Diploma of
                                                                                                  Kangan Institute to complete a trade level                                                             Horticulture (AHC50416) or Diploma of
                                                                                                  qualification.                                                                                         Landscape Design (AHC50616).
                                                Course code AHC20616                                                                                      Course code AHC31016
                                                Direct Entry / Australian Apprenticeship          PREREQUISITES                                           Direct entry / Australian Apprenticeship       PREREQUISITES
                                                Support Network (AASN) / Semester one             You must be at least 15 years old at the                Support Network (AASN) / Rolling               You must be at least 15 years old at the time
                                                and semester two intakes                          time of application. Satisfactory literacy and          Enrolments for Apprentices                     of application and have satisfactory literacy
                                                                                                  numeracy skills apply. If you are entering as                                                          and numeracy skills. You must be physically
                                                This course is regarded as an entry level                                                                 This course provides appropriate on-campus
                                                                                                  a trainee, an appropriately signed traineeship                                                         fit and be prepared to work in an outdoor
                                                course. Graduates gain the skills and                                                                     training for all students and includes
                                                                                                  agreement will be required.                                                                            environment. All applicants must have an
                                                knowledge to become a valued and                                                                          some on-site training and assessment for
                                                                                                                                                                                                         appropriately signed apprentice agreement
                                                productive employee within the horticulture       Core Units                                              apprentices and trainees in this industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                         (Contract of Training) and be employed in this
                                                industry.                                         Apply chemicals under supervision        AHCCHM201      sector.
                                                                                                  Assist with pressurised irrigation       AHCIRG217                                                     trade.
                                                DURATION                                          operations                                              DURATION                                       Core Units
                                                Full-time: 14 weeks                               Operate basic machinery and              AHCMOM203      Full-time: 1 year
                                                                                                  equipment                                                                                              Implement a plant nutrition program       AHCPCM301
                                                Part-time: 28 weeks                               Plant trees and shrubs                   AHCPGD201
                                                                                                                                                          Part-time: 2 years                             Provide information on plants and their   AHCPCM302
                                                                                                                                                          Apprenticeship: 3 years                        culture
                                                SELECTION PROCESS                                 Treat weeds                              AHCPMG201
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Control weeds                             AHCPMG301
                                                                                                  Recognise plants                         AHCPCM201
                                                Apply direct to Kangan Institute. Interview for
                                                                                                  Assist with soil or growing media        AHCSOL202
                                                                                                                                                          SELECTION PROCESS                              Control plant pests, diseases and         AHCPMG302
                                                on campus students or via AASN registration                                                               Informal interview process for on-campus       disorders
                                                                                                  sampling and testing
                                                for trainees.                                                                                             students or AASN Registration for              Contribute to work health and safety      AHCWHS301
                                                                                                  Support turf establishment               AHCTRF204
                                                                                                                                                                                                         processes
                                                                                                  Participate in work health and safety    AHCWHS201      Apprentices.
                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                              processes                                                                                              Information about elective units can be found online.
                                                On successful completion of this course           Information about elective units can be found online.   CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                you will be able to seek employment in                                                                    There is a strong demand for tradespeople in
                                                any of the various sectors of the parks                                                                   this industry and you will have a wide range
                                                and gardens industry including: small                                                                     of employment opportunities.
                                                scale domestic contractors, large scale                                                                   This course may lead to employment as a:
                                                commercial contractors, government and                                                                    • Gardener
                                                semi-government bodies, sporting clubs, or
                                                                                                                                                          • Horticulturalist
                                                self-employment.
                                                This course may lead to employment as a:
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                                                • Garden Labourer
                                                • Assistant Gardener
                                                • Grounds person

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LANDSCAPING
                                                CERTIFICATE II IN LANDSCAPING                    FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                             CERTIFICATE III IN LANDSCAPE                     FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                 Graduates of this course can access pathways            CONSTRUCTION                                     Diploma of Horticulture (AHC50416) or a
                                                                                                 to a variety of Certificate III qualifications.                                                          Diploma of Landscape Design (AHC50616)
                                                                                                 Graduates frequently find employment as a
                                                                                                 Certificate III apprentice or trainee and return
                                                                                                                                                                                                          PREREQUISITES
                                                Course code AHC21616                                                                                                                                      You must be at least 15 years old at the time
                                                                                                 to Kangan Institute to complete their trade
                                                Direct entry (on campus) / Australian                                                                    Course code AHC30916                             of application and have satisfactory literacy
                                                                                                 qualification.
                                                Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)                                                                    Direct entry / Australian Apprenticeship         and numeracy skills. You must be physically
                                                (trainees) / Semester one and Semester two       PREREQUISITES                                           Support Network (AASN) / Rolling                 fit and be prepared to work in an outdoor
                                                intakes for on-campus students and rolling       Satisfactory language, literacy and numeracy            enrolments                                       environment. All applicants must have an
                                                enrolments                                       skills and if entering as a trainee, an                                                                  appropriately signed apprentice agreement
                                                                                                                                                         This course provides the necessary
                                                This course is regarded as an entry-level and    appropriately signed traineeship agreement                                                               (Contract of Training) and be employed.
                                                                                                                                                         knowledge and skills to build a successful
                                                is tailored to accommodate employment            will be required.
                                                                                                                                                         career in the landscape sector. Your training    Core Units
                                                opportunities within the landscaping industry.   Core Units                                              will focus on practical skills like: landscape   Install drainage systems                  AHCDRG301
                                                                                                 Assist with landscape construction work   AHCLSC201     costing, construction methods, and plant and     Set out site for construction works       AHCLSC301
                                                DURATION                                         Construct low-profile timber or modular   AHCLSC202                                                      Construct landscape features using        AHCLSC302
                                                Full-time: 14 weeks                                                                                      soil selection and care.                         concrete
                                                                                                 retaining walls
                                                Part-time: 28 weeks                              Install aggregate paths                   AHCLSC203     DURATION                                         Construct brick and/or block structures
                                                                                                                                                                                                          and features
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AHCLSC303
                                                                                                 Lay paving                                AHCLSC204
                                                SELECTION PROCESS                                                                                        Apprenticeship: 4 years                          Construct stone structures and features   AHCLSC305
                                                                                                 Operate basic machinery and               AHCMOM203
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Implement a paving project                AHCLSC306
                                                Casual interview for on-campus students or       equipment                                               SELECTION PROCESS                                Implement a retaining wall project        AHCLSC307
                                                via AASN registration for trainees.              Plant trees and shrubs                    AHCPGD201
                                                                                                                                                         Informal interview for on-campus students        Provide information on plants and their   AHCPCM302
                                                                                                 Recognise plants                          AHCPCM201
                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                             Participate in work health and safety     AHCWHS201
                                                                                                                                                         and through AASN Registration for                culture

                                                On successful completion of this course,         processes                                               Apprentices.                                     Implement a plant establishment           AHCPGD301
                                                                                                                                                                                                          program
                                                you will be able to seek employment in this      Information about elective units can be found online.
                                                                                                                                                         CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                             Implement soil improvements for           AHCSOL303
                                                industry. Employment opportunities include                                                                                                                garden and turf areas
                                                                                                                                                         There is a strong demand for tradespeople in
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Contribute to work health and safety      AHCWHS301
                                                working for small-scale domestic contractors,                                                            this industry and you will have a wide range     processes
                                                large scale commercial contractors or                                                                    of employment opportunities.                     Information about elective units can be found online.
                                                government and semi-government bodies,                                                                   This course may lead to employment as a:
                                                sporting clubs as well as self-employment.
                                                                                                                                                         • Landscape Gardener
                                                This course may lead to employment as a:
                                                                                                                                                         • Landscaper
                                                • Garden Labourer
                                                • Landscape Labourer/Assistant
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LANDSCAPING
                                                DIPLOMA OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN

                                                Course code AHC50616
                                                Direct entry / Application to VTAC / Rolling
                                                enrolments
                                                Upgrade your horticulture and design skills
                                                to meet current industry standards. This is an
                                                ideal course for those working in the industry
                                                wanting further landscape design skills and
                                                knowledge. You will learn a range of skills like
                                                design, management, assessing sites and so
                                                much more.

                                                DURATION
                                                Full time: 1 year
                                                Flexible: up to 2 years

                                                SELECTION PROCESS
                                                Interview

                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                This course may lead to employment as a:
                                                • Landscape designer.

                                                PREREQUISITES
                                                You need to have completed VCE (or
                                                equivalent) or be of mature age and have
                                                sufficient work experience. You also need to
                                                have a high level of literacy and numeracy
                                                skills following completion of an LLN
                                                assessment.
                                                It is desirable to have Certificate III in
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                                                Landscape Construction (AHC30916) or
                                                equivalent. It is preferable to have access to a
                                                relevant workplace to apply the principles of
                                                your learning.

                                                Core Units
                                                Design sustainable landscapes            AHCDES501
                                                Prepare a landscape project design       AHCDES502
                                                Assess landscape sites                   AHCDES503
                                                Design for construction of landscape     AHCDES504
                                                features
                                                Information about elective units can be found online.

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ANIMAL STUDIES
                                                CERTIFICATE II IN ANIMAL STUDIES                FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                           CERTIFICATE III IN ANIMAL STUDIES               FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                You may wish to go on to complete studies                                                             You may want to go on to complete studies
                                                                                                in a certificate III program, such as the                                                             in a certificate IV level program, such as
                                                                                                Certificate III in Animal Studies (ACM30110)                                                          the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
                                                Course code ACM20110                            and the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing          Course code ACM30110                            (ACM40412).
                                                                                                (ACM40412).
                                                Direct Entry / January and July Intakes                                                               Direct entry / January intake                   PREREQUISITES
                                                Have you always cared for your pets and         PREREQUISITES                                         Love caring for your pets and thinking of       You must be at least 15 years old at the time
                                                had an interest in being able to give more to   You must be at least 15 years old at the time         pursuing a career in this area? This course     of application and have satisfactory literacy
                                                animals in general? This entry level course     of application and have satisfactory literacy         can lead to working with a range of animals     and numeracy skills.
                                                into the animal care and management             and numeracy skills.                                  providing basic care, maintenance and           Core Units
                                                industry is highly recommended to coincide      Core Units                                            monitoring the health care and wellbeing of     Participate in occupational health and   ACMOHS201A
                                                with work placement or work experience in an                                                          animals.                                        safety processes
                                                                                                Work in the animal care industry         ACMGAS201A
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Work in the animal care industry         ACMGAS201A
                                                animal care environment and/or workplace.       Participate in workplace                 ACMGAS202A
                                                                                                communications                                        DURATION                                        Participate in workplace                 ACMGAS202A
                                                DURATION                                        Complete animal care hygiene routines    ACMGAS203A   Full-time: 1 year (including work experience)   communications
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Complete animal care hygiene routines    ACMGAS203A
                                                Full-time: 6 months                             Feed and water animals                   ACMGAS204A
                                                                                                Assist in health care of animals         ACMGAS205A   SELECTION PROCESS                               Feed and water animals                   ACMGAS204A
                                                SELECTION PROCESS                               Participate in occupational health and   ACMOHS201A   Interview and a literacy and numeracy           Assist in health care of animals         ACMGAS205A
                                                                                                safety processes                                                                                      Participate in environmentally           ACMSUS201A
                                                Interview and a literacy and numeracy                                                                 evaluation.                                     sustainable work practices
                                                                                                Participate in environmentally           ACMSUS201A
                                                evaluation.                                     sustainable work practices                            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                  This course may lead to employment as a:
                                                This course may lead to employment as a:                                                              • Animal Care Receptionist
                                                • Animal Care Attendant                                                                               • Animal Control and Regulation Assistant
                                                • Animal Shelter Attendant                                                                            • Animal Shelter Assistant
                                                • Kennel Hand                                                                                         • Assistant Animal Welfare Officer
                                                • Cattery Attendant
                                                • Assistant Dog Groomer
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                                                CERTIFICATE III IN ANIMAL                      FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                             CERTIFICATE IV IN COMPANION ANIMAL                FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                TECHNOLOGY                                     You may want to go on to complete studies               SERVICES                                          You may want to go on to complete higher
                                                                                               in a Certificate IV or Diploma level program,                                                             level studies.
                                                                                               such as the Certificate IV in Veterinary
                                                                                               Nursing (ACM40412) or the Diploma of
                                                                                                                                                                                                         PREREQUISITES
                                                                                                                                                                                                         You must be at least 15 years old at the time
                                                                                               Animal Technology (ACM50110).
                                                Course code ACM30210                                                                                   Course code ACM40310                              of application and have satisfactory literacy
                                                Direct entry / Semester one                    PREREQUISITES                                           Direct Entry / Rolling Enrolments                 and numeracy skills. You must also have
                                                                                               You must be at least 15 years old at the time                                                             a passion for animals and be interested in
                                                This is the industry qualification for those                                                           Do you have a passion for animals and
                                                                                               of application and have satisfactory literacy                                                             getting better outcomes and minimising
                                                undertaking junior level animal technology                                                             want to gain more experience handling
                                                                                               and numeracy skills.                                                                                      stress for animals.
                                                functions within a biomedical research or                                                              and working with them in a compassionate
                                                production environment. You must have          Core Units                                              environment? In this course you will learn        Core Units
                                                access to an animal technology workplace       Work within an animal technology         ACMATE301A     about the ethical and legal responsibilities in   Manage compliance in the companion      ACMCAS401A
                                                                                               facility                                                                                                  animal industry
                                                while undertaking this course.                                                                         relation to animals and animal handling, and
                                                                                               Carry out institution containment and    ACMATE302A                                                       Maintain and monitor animal health and ACMGAS301A
                                                                                                                                                       how to handle animals in a gentle way that
                                                DURATION                                       exclusion procedures
                                                                                               Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in   ACMATE303A     minimises their stress.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         wellbeing
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Maintain occupational health and safety ACMOHS401A
                                                Full-time: 1 year (on the job training –       animals                                                                                                   processes
                                                Traineeship)                                                                                           As part of this course you will also be
                                                                                               Conduct non-surgical procedures on       ACMATE304A
                                                                                               animals                                                 required to undertake work experience in
                                                SELECTION PROCESS                              Maintain and monitor animal health and   ACMGAS301A     an animal care facility or related area. You
                                                Interview                                      wellbeing
                                                                                                                                                       will also have the opportunity to undertake
                                                                                               Provide enrichment for animals           ACMGAS302A
                                                                                                                                                       a dual qualification with the Certificate IV in
                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                           Plan for and provide nutritional         ACMGAS303A
                                                                                               requirements for animals                                Veterinary Nursing (ACM40412).
                                                This course may lead to employment as a:
                                                                                               Carry out simple breeding procedures     ACMGAS304A
                                                • Animal technician                            Contribute to occupational health and    ACMOHS301A     DURATION
                                                • Laboratory animal technician                 safety processes                                        Full time: 1 year study including work                                     REBECCA O’BRIEN
                                                                                               Provide basic care of rodents and        ACMSPE312A     experience (on Job Assessment)
                                                • Technical officer                            rabbits                                                                                                                            Certificate IV in Companion
                                                                                                                                                       Full time: 2 years study for the dual
                                                • Field technician                             Participate in environmentally           ACMSUS201A                                                                                Animal Services
                                                                                               sustainable work practices                              qualification with Certificate IV in Veterinary
                                                                                               Perform aseptic techniques               MSL973004A
                                                                                               Information about elective units can be found online.
                                                                                                                                                       Nursing (ACM40412)

                                                                                                                                                       SELECTION PROCESS                                   “  As part of the course, I did a placement at a dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                           day care centre gained a lot of hands on experience.
                                                                                                                                                       Interview                                           The course has made me confident and ready to take
                                                                                                                                                       CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                on new challenges. I’m now able to go out, get a job
                                                                                                                                                       This course may lead to employment as a:            and know that I’ve got the skillset and knowledge to
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                                                                                                                                                       • Pet Shop / Aquarium Manager                       handle situations.
                                                                                                                                                       • Companion Animal Trainer
                                                                                                                                                       • Boarding Kennel or Cattery Manager
                                                                                                                                                       • Animal Shelter Manager

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VETERINARY NURSING
                                                CERTIFICATE IV IN VETERINARY                    FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                NURSING                                         You may want to consider further study in
                                                                                                a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General
                                                                                                Practice) (ACM50512).

                                                                                                PREREQUISITES
                                                Course code ACM40412                            You must be at least 15 years old at the time
                                                Direct entry / January intake                   of application and have satisfactory literacy
                                                                                                and numeracy skills. You must also have
                                                Do you enjoy working with animals and have
                                                                                                a passion for animals and be interested in
                                                the patience and confidence to care for
                                                                                                getting better outcomes and minimising
                                                them? Taking care of animals is just one step
                                                                                                stress for animals.
                                                away from becoming a veterinary nurse. You
                                                will provide support to veterinarians in the    Core Units
                                                management and care of animals receiving        Participate in workplace                 ACMGAS202A
                                                                                                communications
                                                medical and surgical treatment.
                                                                                                Feed and water animals                   ACMGAS204A
                                                You will be required to undertake work          Assist in health care of animals         ACMGAS205A
                                                placement in a veterinary setting throughout    Source information for animal care       ACMGAS208A
                                                the duration of the course.                     needs
                                                                                                Comply with infection control policies   ACMINF301A
                                                DURATION                                        and procedures in animal work
                                                                                                Carry out veterinary nursing reception   ACMVET201A
                                                Full time: 2 years study including work         duties
                                                experience (on Job Assessment)                  Carry out daily clinic routines          ACMVET202A
                                                                                                Assist with surgery preparation          ACMVET203A
                                                SELECTION PROCESS                               Coordinate patient admission and         ACMVET401A
                                                Interview and a literacy and numeracy           discharge
                                                evaluation.                                     Apply imaging routines                   ACMVET402A
                                                                                                Perform clinic pathology procedures      ACMVET403A
                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                            Perform clinic office procedures         ACMVET404A
                                                This course may lead to employment as a:        Carry out surgical nursing routines      ACMVET405A
                                                • Veterinary Nurse                              Nurse animals                            ACMVET406A
                                                                                                Carry out medical nursing routines       ACMVET407A
                                                                                                Coordinate and perform theatre           ACMVET408A
                                                                                                routines
                                                                                                Provide specific animal care advice      ACMVET409A
                                                                                                Carry out veterinary dental nursing      ACMVET410A
                                                                                                procedures
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                                                                                                Contribute to workplace health and       ACMWHS301A
                                                                                                safety processes

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VETERINARY NURSING
                                                DIPLOMA OF VETERINARY NURSING                      FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                (GENERAL PRACTICE)                                 You may want to go on to complete higher
                                                                                                   level studies.

                                                                                                   PREREQUISITES
                                                                                                   You must have successfully completed
                                                Course code ACM50512                               the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
                                                Semester one Intake                                (ACM40412). You must be at least 15 years
                                                                                                   old at the time of application and have
                                                This qualification is the industry standard for
                                                                                                   satisfactory literacy and numeracy skills. You
                                                veterinary nurses who provide a leadership
                                                                                                   must also have a passion for animals and be
                                                role and apply advanced skills and knowledge
                                                                                                   interested in getting better outcomes and
                                                in patient assessment, care and management
                                                                                                   minimising stress for animals.
                                                within a veterinary workplace.
                                                                                                   You must also be currently working in a
                                                This qualification requires extensive
                                                                                                   Veterinary Clinic.
                                                vocational expertise. Work experience in a
                                                veterinary practice is essential to meet the       Core Units
                                                requirements of some units.                        Implement and monitor environmentally       ACMSUS301A
                                                                                                   sustainable work practices
                                                DURATION                                           Manage veterinary nursing procedures        ACMVET509A
                                                Full-time: 1 year including work in the industry   Apply veterinary pathophysiology            ACMVET510A
                                                                                                   Apply principles of animal behaviour        ACMVET511A
                                                Part-time: 2 years including work in the
                                                                                                   Manage workplace health and safety          ACMWHS501A
                                                industry                                           processes
                                                                                                   Manage quality customer service             BSBCUS501C
                                                SELECTION PROCESS                                  Ensure team effectiveness                   BSBWOR502B
                                                Interview                                          Plan, organise and facilitate learning in   TAEDEL402A
                                                                                                   the workplace
                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                This course may lead to employment as a:
                                                • Veterinary Nursing Manager
                                                • Head Veterinary Nurse
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LABORATORY SCIENCES
                                                CERTIFICATE III IN LABORATORY SKILLS CERTIFICATE IV IN LABORATORY                                            DIPLOMA OF LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY                  Core Units
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Communicate with other people            MSL913001
                                                                                     TECHNIQUES                                                                                                                Plan and conduct laboratory/field work   MSL913002
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Provide information to customers         MSL915001
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Process and interpret data               MSL924001
                                                Course code MSL30116                                                                                         Course code MSL50116                              Use laboratory application software      MSL924002
                                                Direct entry / Rolling enrolments                                                                            Direct Entry / Rolling Enrolments                 Analyse data and report results          MSL925001
                                                                                                     Course code MSL40116
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Apply quality system and continuous      MSL934002
                                                This course gives you a broad and flexible           Direct entry / Rolling enrolments                       Strengthen your existing laboratory skills        improvement processes
                                                package of study units which will assist you in                                                              while gaining team leader/management              Maintain laboratory/field workplace      MSL944001
                                                                                                     Learn how to process and interpret data, plan                                                             safety
                                                gaining employment as a laboratory assistant,        and conduct laboratory work, culture media,             qualities. This qualification covers the skills   Implement and monitor environmentally    MSMENV472
                                                instrument operator or a similar position.           aseptic technique, sampling, testing and                and knowledge you will need for a position        sustainable work practices
                                                Laboratory Assistants perform straight               more. Gain the skills and knowledge needed              of responsibility as a technical supervisor       Information about elective units can be found online.
                                                forward sampling and testing. They follow set        for technical assistants or similar personnel           in a laboratory or similar workplace where
                                                procedures and recipes; apply well developed         to conduct scientific tests and analysis in a           analytical tests are conducted.
                                                technical skills and basic scientific knowledge.     diverse range of workplaces.                            DURATION
                                                DURATION                                             DURATION                                                Full-time: 1 year
                                                Full-time: 1 year                                    Full-time: 1 year                                       Part-time: 2 years
                                                Part-time: 2 years                                   Part-time: 2 years                                      SELECTION PROCESS
                                                SELECTION PROCESS                                    SELECTION PROCESS                                       Interview
                                                Interview                                            Interview                                               CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                    Jobs related to this qualification include:
                                                Jobs related to this qualification include:          Jobs related to this qualification include:             Technical Supervisor
                                                • Technical Assistant – Animal Science
                                                                                                     • Technical Assistant                                   FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                • Technical Assistant – Environmental
                                                  Monitoring                                         FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                             You may want to go on to complete studies in
                                                • Technical Assistant – Food Processing              You may want to go on to complete studies in            a higher level program at University.
                                                • Technical Assistant – Pathology                    a diploma level program, such as the Diploma            PREREQUISITES
                                                                                                     in Laboratory Technology (MSL50116).                    You need to have completed VCE (or
                                                FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                You may want to go on to complete studies            PREREQUISITES                                           equivalent) or be of mature age and
                                                in a certificate IV level program, such as           You must have year 11 standard literacy and             have sufficient work experience. You also
                                                the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques          numeracy skills or equivalent. You will also be         need to have a high level of literacy and
                                                (MSL40116).                                          required to attend an information session.              numeracy skills following completion of an
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                                                                                                                                                             LLN assessment. You must also have basic
                                                PREREQUISITES                                        Core Units                                              computer skills.
                                                You must have year 11 standard literacy and          Communicate with other people               MSL913001
                                                                                                     Plan and conduct laboratory/field work      MSL913002
                                                numeracy skills or equivalent.
                                                                                                     Process and interpret data                  MSL924001
                                                Core Units                                           Apply quality system and continuous         MSL934002
                                                                                                     improvement processes
                                                Communicate with other people            MSL913001
                                                                                                     Participate in laboratory/field workplace   MSL943002
                                                Plan and conduct laboratory/field work   MSL913002
                                                                                                     safety
                                                Record and present data                  MSL922001
                                                                                                     Participate in environmentally              MSMENV272
                                                Contribute to the achievement of         MSL933002   sustainable work practices
                                                quality objectives
                                                Participate in laboratory or field       MSL943002   Information about elective units can be found online.
                                                workplace safety
                                                Participate in environmentally           MSMENV272
                                                sustainable work practices

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CONSERVATION & LAND MANAGEMENT
                                                CERTIFICATE II IN CONSERVATION                          CERTIFICATE III IN CONSERVATION                         CERTIFICATE IV IN CONSERVATION                          DIPLOMA OF CONSERVATION
                                                AND LAND MANAGEMENT                                     AND LAND MANAGEMENT                                     AND LAND MANAGEMENT                                     AND LAND MANAGEMENT

                                                Course code AHC21016                                    Course code AHC31416                                    Course code AHC40916                                    Course code AHC51116
                                                Direct entry / Semester one and semester                Direct entry / Australian Apprenticeship                VTAC Application / January Intake                       Direct Entry / Rolling Enrolments
                                                two                                                     Support Network (AASN) / January and July                                                                       This diploma will build your knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                Deepen your understanding of key
                                                                                                        intake                                                                                                          in a variety of areas around planning and
                                                This qualification enables you to select                                                                        conservation and land management issues
                                                indigenous land management, conservation                This course gets you confident and industry             such as environmental law, animal and plant             management activities. You may become
                                                earthworks, lands, parks and wildlife or                ready with training in animal, plant and                pest control, biodiversity and more. This               decision makers in the public and private
                                                natural area management as a job focus for              pest control, natural area restoration and              course comprises of flexible classroom based            sector. Our partnerships with over 60 industry
                                                this course.                                            regulatory certificates.                                study with participation in a wide range of             groups allow you to be involved in real
                                                                                                                                                                industry projects.                                      projects as part of your training.
                                                DURATION                                                DURATION
                                                Full-time: 6 months                                     Full-time: 1 year                                       DURATION                                                DURATION
                                                                                                                                                                Full-time: 1 year                                       Full-time: 1 year
                                                SELECTION PROCESS                                       SELECTION PROCESS                                       Part-time: 2 years                                      Part-time: 2 years
                                                Interview                                               Interview
                                                                                                                                                                SELECTION PROCESS                                       SELECTION PROCESS
                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                                    Attend a compulsory Interview.                          It is preferred that you have completed a
                                                This course may lead to employment as a                 This course may lead to employment as a:                                                                        relevant certificate IV or have equivalent
                                                                                                                                                                Assessment of your VTAC application.
                                                Conservation Worker.                                    • Council Ranger                                                                                                industry experience.
                                                FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                             • Contract Control Officer                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                        • Land Rehabilitation Worker                            This course may lead to employment as a:                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                Certificate III in Conservation and Land                                                                                                                                This course may lead to employment as a:
                                                                                                        • Fire Crew Officer                                     • Field Staff
                                                Management (AHC31416).                                                                                                                                                  • Biodiversity or Fisheries Officer
                                                                                                                                                                • Nursery Worker
                                                PREREQUISITES                                           FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES                             • Weed Spraying Contractor                              • Conservation Reserve Manager
                                                You must be at least 15 years old at the time           You may wish to go on to further study in                                                                       • Environmental Consultant
                                                                                                                                                                • Fire Crew Officer
                                                of application and have satisfactory literacy           the Certificate IV in Conservation and Land                                                                     • Fire Crew Officer
                                                and numeracy skills.                                    Management (AHC40916).                                  FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                                                You may go on to study the Diploma of                   FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
                                                Core Units                                              PREREQUISITES                                           Conservation and Land Management                        You may be interested in continuing on to the
                                                Participate in workplace health and      AHCWHS201      You must be at least 15 years old at the                                                                        Advanced Diploma of Conservation and Land
                                                safety processes
                                                                                                                                                                (AHC51116), or pathway to a university level
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                                                                                                        time of application and have satisfactory                                                                       Management (AHC60415). Alternatively you
                                                Participate in environmentally           AHCWRK209                                                              course.
                                                sustainable work practices
                                                                                                        literacy and numeracy skills. You must also                                                                     may be eligible for credits towards a Bachelor
                                                Information about elective units can be found online.
                                                                                                        be physically fit and prepared to work in an            PREREQUISITES                                           degree at University.
                                                                                                        outdoor environment.                                    You need to have satisfactory literacy and
                                                                                                                                                                numeracy skills. You must also be physically
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PREREQUISITES
                                                                                                        Core Units                                                                                                      You need to have completed VCE (or
                                                                                                                                                                fit and prepared to work in an outdoor
                                                                                                        Contribute to work health and safety   AHCWHS301                                                                equivalent) or be of mature age and have
                                                                                                        processes                                               environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sufficient work experience. You also need to
                                                                                                        Apply environmentally sustainable work AHCWRK309
                                                                                                        practices                                               Core Units                                              have a high level of literacy and numeracy
                                                                                                        Information about elective units can be found online.
                                                                                                                                                                Maintain work health and safety          AHCWHS401      skills following completion of an LLN
                                                                                                                                                                processes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        assessment. You must be physically fit and be
                                                                                                                                                                Information about elective units can be found online.   prepared to work in an outdoor environment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        COURSE UNITS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Information about elective units can be found online.

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