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ACM30210
Certificate III in Animal Technology


This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating at a junior or assistant level and undertaking animal technology functions within a biomedical research or production environment.


It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner should have access to an animal technology workplace through either paid employment or significant periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

Job roles and titles covered by this qualification include:




A.S.T.S. offers the course in the following delivery modes:




A total of eighteen (18) units of competency must be completed:
Complete twelve (12) CORE units
Complete six (6) ELECTIVE units



Core Units:
ACMATE301A Work within an animal technology facility
ACMATE302A Carry out institution containment and exclusion procedures
ACMATE303A Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animals
ACMATE304A Conduct non-surgical procedures on animals
ACMGAS301A Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
ACMGAS302A Provide enrichment for animals
ACMGAS303A Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
ACMGAS304A Carry out simple breeding procedures
ACMOHS301A Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
ACMSPE312A Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
ACMSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSL973004A Perform aseptic techniques


Elective Units: Choose 6 of the following
ACMATE305A Conduct euthanasia of research animals
ACMSPE301A Provide basic care of amphibians
ACMSPE302A Provide basic care of birds
ACMSPE303A Provide basic care of common native mammals
ACMSPE304A Provide basic care of dogs
ACMSPE305A Provide basic care of domestic cats
ACMSPE306A Provide basic care of marine fish
ACMSPE307A Provide basic care of freshwater fish
ACMSPE308A Provide basic care of marine aquatic invertebrates
ACMSPE309A Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates
ACMSPE310A Provide basic care of mammals
ACMSPE311A Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles
ACMVET203A Assist with surgery preparation
HLTFA301B Apply first aid
MSL922001A Record and present data
MSL933001A Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose
MSL973001A Perform basic tests
MSL973002A Prepare working solutions
MSL973007A Perform microscopic examination
MSL973008A Perform histological procedures
RTC3310A Operate specialised machinery and equipment

After achieving this qualification candidates can gain credits towards the ACM50110 Diploma of Animal Technology.


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