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Diploma of Animal Technology

This qualification is the industry qualification for persons aiming to operate at a senior or managerial level and undertaking animal technology functions within a biomedical research or production environment.

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

Job roles and titles covered by this qualification include:

ASTS offers the course in the following delivery modes:

A total of twenty-three (23) units of competency must be completed:.
Complete fifteen (15) CORE units
Complete five (5) ELECTIVE units from Group A
Complete three (3) ELECTIVE units from Group B.

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
ACMATE305A Conduct euthanasia of research animals
ACMATE501A Manage compliance in animal technology
ACMATE502A Manage and maintain the health of research 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
ACMOHS501A Manage occupational health and safety processes
ACMSPE312A Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
MSL973004A Perform aseptic techniques
MSL924001A Process and interpret data

Electives Group A: - Choose 5
ACMATE503A Carry out post-mortem examination of a research animal
ACMATE504A Administer anaesthesia and perform surgery on animals for scientific purposes
ACMATE505A Carry out advanced breeding procedures
ACMATE507A Manage the parturition of transgenic mice or rats
ACMATE504A Administer anaesthesia and perform surgery on animals for scientific purposes
ACMCAN404A Develop, monitor and review behavioural management strategies
ACMSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information
MSL915002A Schedule laboratory work for a small team
MSL916001A Develop and maintain laboratory documentation
MSL916003A Supervise laboratory operations in work/functional area
MSL916005A Manage complex projects
MSL974011A Prepare tissue and cell cultures
  * (prerequisite MSL973004A Perform aseptic techniques)

Electives Group B: - Choose 3
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
ACMACR403A Identify and respond to animal behaviour
ACMVET409AC Provide specific animal care advice
BSBSMB407A Manage a small team
BSBFLM312B Contribute to team effectiveness
ACMVET409A Provide specific animal care advice
BSBHRM506A Manage recruitment, selection and induction processes
BSBINM301A Organise workplace information
PSPPM401B Design simple projects

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