Certificate III Pet Grooming (ACM30612)

This qualification seeks to provide specific training for any individual operating within an organisation that provides professional pet grooming services.

Course Description

The course will involve developing specific pet-grooming skills including, but not limited to:

  • Bathing, brushing, and other basic grooming duties
  • Completion of animal car hygiene routines

The grooming qualification will also explore areas of salon reception and housekeeping duties.

Course Details

The course requires individuals to complete a total of sixteen units of competency, including eleven core units and five elective units from the following list:

The specified units & courses include:

  • ACMCAS301A¬†Work effectively in the companion animal industry (Core)
  • ACMCAS306A Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort (Core)
  • ACMCAS307A Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services (Core)
  • ACMGAS203A Complete animal care hygiene routines (Core)
  • ACMGAS206A Provide basic first aid for animals (Core)
  • ACMGAS301A Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing (Core)
  • ACMGRM301A Perform dog grooms on different coat types (Core)
  • ACMGRM302A Perform a cross breed clip (Core)
  • ACMINF301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work (Core)
  • ACMSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (Core)
  • ACMWHS301A Contribute to workplace health and safety processes (Core)
  • ACMCAS304A Capture, handle and transport companion animals (Elective)
  • ACMGAS306A Assist with conditioning animals (Elective)
  • ACMGAS207A Provide reception services for an animal care facility (Elective)
  • ACMGAS209A Provide information on companion animals, products and services (Elective)
  • ACMGAS302A Provide enrichment for animals (Elective)
  • ACMSPE304A Provide basic care of dogs (Elective)
  • ACMSPE305A Provide basic care of domestic cats (Elective)
  • BSBINM301A Organise workplace information (Elective)
  • SIRXCCS201 Apply point-of-sale handling procedures (Elective)
  • SIRXFIN201 Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal (Elective)
  • SIRXMER201 Merchandise products (Elective)
  • SITXCCS002A Provide quality customer service (Elective)

Career Opportunities

Following the completion of your Certificate III Pet Grooming, you will be eligible for the following career opportunities:

  • Stylist Assistant
  • Grooming Attendant
  • Trainee Groomer

Pathways following the completion of this certificate also include: professional pet styling and other vocational animal welfare opportunities.

If the Certificate III Pet Grooming sounds like something you might be interested in, or if you have any further questions, please contact us today.


Phone: 1300 733 720
Address: PO Box 1075, Sunnybank Hills, QLD, 4109