RSPCA NSW runs training programs about animal care and welfare.

Statement of Attainment in ACMMIC401 Implant Microchip in Cats and Dogs

This comprehensive course is best suited to animal attendants, animal management officers, veterinary nurses, and those involved in the microchip implantation of cats and dogs. It involves both theoretical learning and practical training, including:

  • preparing for microchip implantation
  • animal preparation, handling and restraint
  • implantation of microchip
  • post-implantation procedures
  • record maintenance
  • workplace health and safety
  • animal health and wellbeing

For participants to be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment, they must complete theory and practical assessments. Practical assessment includes microchipping 10 live cats and dogs (at least three cats and at least three dogs) under the supervision of a registered veterinarian only. Please note that this must be arranged by the participant, as RSPCA NSW is unable to accommodate this at our facilities.

Following successful completion of the course and assessments, an application is then made to the Office of Local Government for the participant to become an Authorised Identifier. Please note that while the Statement of Attainment is nationally recognised, the Authorised Identifier number issued by the OLG is for use in NSW only. Those wanting to implant microchips in other states need to check that state’s requirements for becoming an identifier.

Course delivery options

This course is available online or face to face. Please note that there are different entry requirements and assessment arrangements for online and face to face training options. It is important to read the course information sheet for both options prior to enrolling in a course.

Download the course information sheet here for online learning.

Download the course information sheet here for face to face learning.

Download the student handbook here.

To enrol in one of these courses please select either face to face or online using the buttons below.

If you have any questions, please contact training@rspcansw.org.au or phone (02) 9782 4478.

Please note that enrolment in the course does not guarantee successful completion of the course. Please also note that undertaking training through RSPCA NSW does not guarantee an interview for a paid or volunteer position at RSPCA NSW. You can find a list of any available positions at RSPCA NSW here.

Enrol today by selecting your preferred course delivery option