The Statement of Attainment in Dog Training is a new course offered by TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute, aimed at providing students with an approach to understanding andmodifying dog behaviour.
Conducted by Steve and Vicki Austin (veteran dog trainers with 60 years combined experience), this course will focus on the learning theory behind dog training and the
ability to apply it humanely, resulting in a greater understanding of the human/dogbond and various strategies to enhance it.

The Statement of Attainment in Dog Training will explore a wide range of training techniques and equipment. Students will acquire the skills to improve the plight of the
dog in our society by constructively modifying dog behaviour to avoid dogs being surrendered and to successfully rehabilitate surrendered dogs to loving homes.

Who is this course suitable for?
The course is suitable for:
– Participants wishing to enter into professional dog training
– Professional dog handlers
– Participants of competitive dog sports or those wishing to enter into this area
– Kennel attendants
– Dog enthusiasts

Units of Study
The Statement of Attainment in Dog Training will include four units of the existing Certificate IV Companion Animal Care and Management, this includes:
1. ACMACR403A – Identify and respond to animal behaviour
2. ACMCAS409A – Provide training advice to companion animal owners
3. ACMCAS410A – Conduct companion animal training classes
4. ACMOHS401A – Maintain occupational health and safety processes

Qualification Gained
On successful completion; a Statement of Attainment in Dog Training will be awarded by Sydney Institute TAFE NSW along with a certificate from Steve and Vicki Austin.

Students wishing to complete a Cert IV in Companion Animal Services or Cert. IV in Veterinary nursing can apply for credits for relevant units

Program Delivery
The Statement of Attainment in Dog Training will be conducted over eight weeks, this includes:
– 48 hours of theory delivered on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Sydney Institute’s Ultimo campus (from 6:00 to 9.30 pm)
– 48 hours of practical sessions held on Saturday’s at Royal Rover, licensed boarding kennels at Bringelly (from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.), this includes one day for assessments.

Enroll now
To enroll, click on www.sit.nsw.edu.au/dogtraining
Cost: $2735

Contact Information
For further information or to discuss your specific requirements please call Colleen Zouvelekis on (02) 92175432 or email: colleen.zouvelekis@tafensw.edu.au

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