Capture, Restrain and Move Animals

National Unit Codes ACMCAN305 & ACMSPE311

Overview

This course provides the knowledge and skill to identify reptiles, understand their behavioural and physical needs, provide daily care requirements, and provide preventative health measures.

The course also provides the knowledge and skill to capture, restrain, handle, rescue and/or move captive animals (snakes, goannas and koalas) from one location for release to another within a captive animal facility context.

Duration

  • 2 days face to face + on the job experience

ACMCAN305 ASSIST WITH CAPTURING, RESTRAINING & MOVING ANIMALS

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with, capture and restrain animals that may need rescue and moving from one location to another

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

1. Plan the capture and restraint of animals
2. Capture and restrain animals
3. Assist with animal transportation requirements

This unit applies to wildlife animal keepers or carers who work in a captive animal facility, under the direction of a more experienced staff member.

ACMSPE311 PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF NON-VENOMOUS REPTILES

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify non-venomous reptiles and their behavioural and physical needs, and provide daily care requirements.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

1. Identify reptiles
2. Identify and evaluate behavioural and housing needs
3. Catch, handle and restrain reptiles
4. Assist with health care needs
5. Feed reptiles
6. Maintain records

This unit applies to individuals working in the animal care industry where it may be necessary to care for non-venomous reptiles. This may include animal shelters or rehabilitation organisations, zoos or similar workplaces. In some cases, animals may have been rescued from the wild, and successful rehabilitation is required to restore animal health and wellbeing before releasing back to their natural environment. The unit applies to individuals who work under broad supervision and provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable problems.