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Courses Overview

Microchipping animals is part of daily veterinary practice life. The requirements vary from state to state. We have two courses currently available. 

For veterinary nurses and other animal carers in Queensland and Victoria, you should check if the nationally recognised unit of competence, ACMMIC401A Implant Microchips in Cats and Dogs is right for you.

For veterinarians wishing to implant microchips in Queensland, you should undertake the Queensland legislation course: Implant Microchips in Cats and Dogs. (see information on this page)

ALERT: We are currently delivering this course (below) to veterinary nurses and other animal carers in Queensland and Victoria only. This course is unsuitable for veterinarians.

For veterinary nurses and animal carers:
ACMMIC401A Implant Microchips in Cats and Dogs

Nationally recognised trainingThis unit is conducted as a self-paced online course. Students will have access to the course for a period of six (6) months. Students are required to complete an online legislation examination and online scenario questions and an implantation logbook.

The logbook assessment requires the implantation of 15 microchips on non-anaesthetised cats and dogs (minimum of 5 dogs and 5 cats) from a variety of breeds and ages. Students are required to nominate an Authorised Implanter as their supervisor and must complete all training implantations under the supervision of the nominated Implanter.

Upon completion of all required course content, students will be awarded an Academic Transcript which documents their individual outcomes and may then apply for their Authorised Implanter Number (AIN) within their state.

Countries Offered

Only available in Queensland and Victoria, Australia.

Who is this suitable for?

Anyone who is currently employed in an Animal Care Facility in Victoria or Queensland and holds one of the required qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Microchip Implantation (Cats and Dogs) is available to qualified veterinary nurses as prescribed in the legislation:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing

It also is available to qualified animal care professionals as prescribed in the legislation:

  • Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • Certificate III in Local Government (Animal Management)
  • Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation
  • Certificate IV in Animal Welfare (Regulation)
  • Certificate IV in Captive Animals
  • Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Veterinary Technology)

This course allows enrolment any time. There are no set intake dates.

Units of Study

One unit must be completed.

ACMMIC401A Implant Microchips in Cats and Dogs

  • This unit of competency covers the process of competently and aseptically performing microchip implantation procedures on cats and dogs, with minimum discomfort to the animal, for identification and traceability purposes.

Delivery and assessment of this unit must comply with the relevant state or territory legislation and regulations which may stipulate pre-entry requirements to be able to undertake this unit. This unit also requires the use of animals for educational activities and delivery and must comply with the requirements of relevant state or territory legislation. Therefore, it will be necessary to check with the relevant state or territory regulators for current licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements before undertaking this unit.

Fees

$275

Fees are payable by credit card, bank transfer, money order, bank cheque or personal cheque.

This course does not attract Australian Government Traineeships or Incentives.

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Contact us to enrol and pay for this course. We will send you the appropriate form.

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ALERT: This course (below) is only suitable for veterinarians wishing to implant microchips in Queensland. AVA members are advised to research availability of a similar course through their AVA membership.

Queensland legislation course for veterinarians:
Implant Microchips in Cats and Dogs

Under the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, Veterinarians practicing in Queensland who wish to implant microchips must have completed this course prior to applying for an Authorised Implanter Number (AIN)

Implant Microchips in Cats and Dogs QLD is conducted as a self-paced online course. It takes approximately one hour to complete. Students will have access to the course for a period of one month. Students are required to complete an online legislation examination.

Upon completion of all required course content, students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement which is then used when applying for their Authorised Implanter Number (AIN) in Queensland.

Countries Offered

Queensland, Australia

Who is this suitable for?

Those Veterinarians practicing in Queensland who do not hold a current microchip implantation number and wish to implant microchips. Veterinarians are required to familiarise themselves with the Act and the changes it means for the practice and their clients and patients. Only accredited implanters, with an AIN (Authorised Implanter Number) can microchip after the 1 July 2009.

Entry Requirements

The Course in Microchip Implantation (Cats and Dogs) is available to qualified Veterinarians practicing in Queensland.

Units of Study

One course must be completed: Implant Microchips in Cats and Dogs (QLD legislation)

Fees

Cost: $88 (including GST)

Get Started by Enrolling

Download this Registration Form and return by fax or post. Once your payment has been finalised you will be emailed a username, password and access instructions.

For practices who would like to register several vets at once this Multiple Registration Form has space for 10 participants.

Single Registration or Multiple Registration