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ACMSS00007

Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set

Accredited Skill Set

Broaden your skills with this short course in microchip implantation, and help reunite lost pets with their families.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Grovely Start date: 04 Oct 2022 Duration: 30 weeks
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$1,398

Course overview

Broaden your skills with this short course in microchip implantation, and help reunite lost pets with their families. This practical course gives you the skills you need to implant microchips into cats and dogs. This addition to your existing veterinary nursing or animal care skill set will serve you well, with strong growth expected in veterinary science in the next five years.>

The Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set course is an easy to follow combination of online and practical assessments. Gain the skills necessary to implant permanent identification devices (microchips) into dogs and cats, and maintain and monitor pet’s health during and after the procedure. You will also gain valuable knowledge regarding occupational health and safety practices.

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills needed to implant microchips in cats and dogs.

Course outcome:

ACMSS00007 Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set

What you will study

The successful achievement of this skill set requires you to complete all units listed below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • ACMWHS201
    Participate in workplace health and safety processes
    UNIT CODE :
    ACMWHS201
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to work safely and participate in work health and safety processes in an animal care environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety processes

  • UNIT CODE
  • ACMMIC401
    Implant microchip in cats and dogs
    UNIT CODE :
    ACMMIC401
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to aseptically perform microchip implantation procedures on cats and dogs, with minimum discomfort to the animal, for identification and traceability purposes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implant microchip in cats and dogs

  • UNIT CODE
  • ACMGEN311
    Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
    UNIT CODE :
    ACMGEN311
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to follow animal health management practices to monitor animal health via daily observations of behaviour and condition.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Grovely
04 Oct 2022
30 weeks
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,398
Grovely
23 Jan 2023
30 weeks
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,398
Grovely
17 Apr 2023
30 weeks
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,398

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Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set (ACMSS00007)

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Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set

COURSE CODE: ACMSS00007
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This skill set has no formal entry requirements however, TAFE Queensland requires the following:

  • This skill set is for individuals who are seeking authorisation as an approved microchip implanter for dogs and cats in Queensland; and
  • You must hold a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and be currently working in a veterinary clinic.

Entry into this skill set is by application only.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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