ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies: provides students with the skills and knowledge to enter the Animal Care and Management industry. Employment opportunities reflect roles such as Animal Care Attendant, Animal Shelter Attendant, Kennel Hand, Cattery Attendant, Pet Shop Attendant and Assistant Dog Groomer.
Credit in the VCE or VCAL: Students who complete ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies will be eligible for up to two units of credit towards their VCE at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequence for VCE VET Animal Studies is not designed as a stand-alone study. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the Units 3 and 4 sequence without first completing Units 1 and 2.
Students who receive a units 3 and 4 sequence for VCE VET Animal Studies will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10 per cent of the lowest study score of the primary four studies).
The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). For more information, visit
Structured workplace learning recognition
The VCAA provides recognition for structured workplace learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.
A workplace learning record booklet for VCE VET Animal Studies is available.
ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies workplace learning record booklet.
VCE VET Animal Studies Program Booklet
The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the
ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package.
VCE VET program guide 2018
The VCE VET Program Guide provides general advice about the VCAA's suite of VCE VET programs. It is to be read in conjunction with the VCE VET Animal Studies program booklet.