Certificate III in Pet Grooming

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 1 May 2017
 –   Ultimo
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  • Pet Grooming course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification is for people wanting to work within an organisation that provides professional pet grooming services. A pet grooming attendant undertakes salon reception and housekeeping duties as well as bathing, brushing, trimming and other basic grooming services for domestic pets - usually dogs and in some cases cats. The duties require patience and a genuine empathy for animals, excellent customer service skills as well as high standards of cleanliness and professionalism.

    It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification students have access to a workplace that provides pet grooming services through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Assistant grooming attendant, stylist assistant, trainee groomer.

    Recommended Pathways

    Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include direct entry; after achieving ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies; or vocational training and/or work experience in a related industry area.


    After completing this qualification you may be eligible to do ACM40612
    Certificate IV in Professional Pet Styling, which defines higher level job

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Pathways for candidates considering this Qualification include:
    - Direct entry
    - After achieving ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies
    - Vocational training and/or work experience in a related industry area

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Day
    Course start:
    Mon 1 May 2017
    Course duration:
    18 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    6 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    Course Fee:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
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    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class a week over 3 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday and Wednesday, 10:00am to 1:00pm; Saturday, 09:00am to 4:30pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    Monday and Wednesday, 10:00am to 1:00pm for


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    ACMGAS306AAssist with conditioning animals30
    ACMGAS203AComplete animal care hygiene routines20
    ACMINF301AComply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work30
    ACMWHS301AContribute to workplace health and safety processes30
    ACMGAS301AMaintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing30
    ACMSUS201AParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices20
    ACMGRM302APerform a cross breed clip30
    ACMGRM301APerform dog grooms on different coat types40
    ACMSPE304AProvide basic care of dogs20
    ACMSPE305AProvide basic care of domestic cats20
    ACMGAS206AProvide basic first aid for animals20
    ACMCAS307AProvide companion animal hydro-bathing services40
    ACMGAS302AProvide enrichment for animals30
    ACMCAS306AProvide grooming services for companion animal comfort40
    ACMGAS209AProvide information on companion animals, products and services20
    ACMCAS301AWork effectively in the companion animal industry30



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