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Certificate III in Companion Animal Services - ACM30417

Qualification Description

This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation.

Job roles covered by this qualification may include:

  • pet shop/aquarium assistant
  • kennel attendant
  • cattery attendant
  • assistant dog trainer
  • pet exerciser
  • assistant grooming attendant.



  • ACMCAS301 Work effectively in the companion animal industry
  • ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes


  • ACMCAS302 Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care
  • ACMCAS303 Provide advice on selection and care of aquatic animals
  • ACMCAS304 Capture, handle and transport companion animals
  • ACMCAS305 Maintain aquascapes and aquatic animals
  • ACMCAS306 Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
  • ACMCAS307 Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
  • ACMGAS207 Provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • ACMGAS302 Provide enrichment for animals
  • ACMGAS303 Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
  • ACMGAS304 Carry out simple breeding procedures
  • ACMSPE301 Provide basic care of amphibians
  • ACMSPE302 Provide basic care of birds
  • ACMSPE303 Provide basic care of common native mammals
  • ACMSPE304 Provide basic care of domestic dogs
  • ACMSPE305 Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • ACMSPE306 Provide basic care of marine fish
  • ACMSPE307 Provide basic care of freshwater fish
  • ACMSPE308 Provide basic care of marine invertebrates
  • ACMSPE309 Provide basic care of terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates
  • ACMSPE310 Provide basic care of mammals
  • ACMSPE311 Provide basic care of non-venomous reptiles
  • ACMSPE312 Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
  • BSBFLM309 Support continuous improvement systems and processes
  • BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
  • BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
  • SIRXSLS002 Follow point-of-sale procedures
  • SIRRRTF001 Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal
  • SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
  • SIRRMER003 Coordinate visual merchandising activities

Course overview

Course outcomes:

A total of fifteen (15) Units of Competency must be achieved as specified:

  • Complete six (6) CORE Units
  • Complete nine (9) ELECTIVE Units

Course Price $1,250 AUD
(payment plans available)