Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming)

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Pet Stylist Academy
  • Awarded by

    Pet Stylist Academy

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self paced – up to 12 months

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Animal Attendant | Pet Groomer | Animal Care Attendant | Animal Carer | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    If you're a type of person who absolutely loves dogs, enjoys spending a lot of time with them and would like to pursue a rewarding career in pet grooming, then this ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming) qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy could be just the course for you.

    It's blended study mode means whilst you can do your theory online from anywhere in Australia, you will need to be able to get to the Pet Stylist Academy's campus on the Gold Coast, QLD to do the practical assessments.

    The Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming) represents the latest nationally recognised qualification for individuals pursuing a career as professional dog groomers. It is a one of the top grooming education courses in Australia, equipping students with a profound understanding of the knowledge, skills, and techniques required to excel in the pet industry as dog groomers.

    Throughout this program, students immerse themselves in the art of dog grooming, focusing on a wide range of essential tasks such as brushing, combing, nail clipping, ear cleaning, bathing, drying techniques, clippering, scissor finishing techniques, and precise pattern setting for different breeds. With a strong emphasis on acquiring grooming skills, students learn to master the intricacies of breed profiles, enhance speed and efficiency, and unlock their maximum grooming potential.

    The curriculum ensures that students cultivate a proficient, responsible, and professional approach to grooming, fostering the development of highly qualified industry professionals. Under the guidance and expertise of qualified grooming instructors, students acquire the techniques and skills necessary to achieve competence in the field of professional pet grooming and styling.

    Hands-on grooming applications and handling techniques are complemented by a well-structured self-study program, providing a comprehensive and well-rounded learning experience. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible for this course, students should:

    • Be aged 17 or over;
    • Have completed year 10 or equivalent;
    • Have reliable internet and email access;
    • Be able to attend the Gold Coast campus for practical training.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming) qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy, you may study the following subjects:

    • ACMBEH301 - Identify behaviours and interact safely with animals 
    • ACMGEN315 - Communicate effectively with clients and team members 
    • ACMGEN303 - Assess welfare status of an animal 
    • ACMGEN304 - Promote positive well-being for self and others in animal care workplaces 
    • ACMGEN309 - Provide basic animal first aid 
    • ACMINF301 - Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work 
    • ACMWHS301 - Contribute to workplace health and safety processes 
    • ACMGRM201 - Bath, dry and brush domestic dogs 
    • ACMGRM303 - Perform sanitary and hygiene grooms for companion animals 
    • ACMGRM304 - Provide grooms on cross breed dogs 
    • ACMGRM305 - Groom dogs to meet breed style and coat requirements 
    • ACMGRM403 - Enhance companion animal coat and skin condition 
    • ACMSPE316 - Provide general care of domestic dogs 
    • ACMGEN310 - Provide reception services for an animal care facility 
    • ACMBEH302 - Provide enrichment for animals 
    • ACMGEN311 - Maintain and monitor animal health and well-being 
    • BSBCMM211 - Apply communication skills 
  • Why Pet Stylist Academy?

    Pet Stylist Academy, located on the Gold Coast, stands as one of Australia's premier training centre for pet grooming and animal courses, renowned for their unwavering commitment to excellence and proven effectiveness in training techniques and educational curriculum.

    Since their establishment in 2013, they've been dedicated to nurturing exceptional individuals who go on to become outstanding animal services professionals. They offer a range of nationally accredited qualifications and courses that equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the dynamic animal industry.

    At the helm of their esteemed faculty is the internationally accredited Master Groomer, Emily Myatt, leading a team of highly awarded

    Pet Stylist Academy is committed to providing exceptional student support throughout their educational journey. The academy's dedicated team of instructors and mentors offer personalised guidance and assistance to students, ensuring they receive the necessary training and resources to excel in their pet styling careers.

    With a focus on hands-on learning, practical demonstrations, and constructive feedback, the academy empowers its students to develop their skills and confidence, fostering a supportive and nurturing learning environment. Whether it's helping students with technical challenges or offering career advice, the academy goes above and beyond to ensure each student's success and growth in the pet styling industry.

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

    You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will be awarded a nationally recognised ACM30122 Certificate III Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming) qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy. You will have all the skills and knowledge needed to start working as a professional pet groomer, or to start your own pet grooming business.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    The full fee for the course fee is $7,500.

    Students have a choice of paying the full amount up-front, or you can take advantage of one of the Pet Stylist Academy's easy interest free payment plans.

    Australian students may also be able to access government assistance through one of the following programs:

    • Youth Allowance (for students aged 16–24 years)
    • Austudy (for students aged over 25 years) 
    • ABSTUDY (for Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander students)

    Payment plans

    For your convenience the Pet Stylist Academy offers two interest free payment plans, choose the one that best suits your lifestyle:

    • Pay in four installments (1st installment: $1500 enrolment fee plus 3x $1500 installments)
    • Direct debit option ($600 enrolment fee plus $134 per week over 12 months, $89 per week over 18 months or $67 per week over 24 months)

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