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ACM30122 – Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming)

Course Description

This pet or dog grooming course is for persons operating within an organisation that provides professional pet grooming services. A pet or dog 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.

Job roles and titles covered by this qualification include:

  • Assistant grooming attendant
  • Stylist assistant
  • Trainee groomers
  • Pet shop/aquarium assistant
  • Kennel attendant
  • Cattery attendant
  • Assistant dog trainer
  • Pet exerciser


Core Units for this pet/dog grooming course:

  • ACMBEH301 Identify behaviours and interact safely with animals
  • ACMGEN303 Assess welfare status of an animal
  • ACMGEN304 Promote positive wellbeing for self and others in animal care workplaces
  • ACMGEN309 Provide basic animal first aid
  • ACMGEN315 Communicate effectively with clients and team members
  • ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

Training Centre Chosen Electives for this pet/dog grooming course:

  • ACMGEN310 Provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • ACMGEN311 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • ACMGRM201 Bath, dry and brush domestic dogs
  • ACMGRM303 Provide 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
  • ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBINS302 Organise workplace information

*this course has its own prerequisite requirements.

Enrol in this pet/dog grooming course with Heiniger Academy and pay your Heiniger Academy deposit

Enrol with your chosen Training Centre directly and pay your Training Centre deposit (if you haven’t already)

Begin your journey towards your Grooming career!


Course overview

Course outcomes:

This Dog Grooming Course includes a total of seventeen (17) Units of Competency must be achieved

Course Price $2,225 AUD
(payment plans available)