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Certificate III in Pet Grooming - ACM30617

Qualification Description

This qualification is for persons operating 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.

Job roles covered by this qualification may include:

  • assistant grooming attendant
  • stylist assistant
  • trainee groomers



  • ACMCAS306 Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
  • ACMCAS307 Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
  • ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • ACMGAS206 Provide basic first aid for animals
  • ACMGRM301* Perform dog grooms on different coat types
  • ACMGRM302* Perform a cross breed clip
  • ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • ACMWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes


  • ACMCAS301 Work effectively in the companion animal industry
  • ACMCAS304 Capture, handle and transport companion animals
  • ACMGAS207 Provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • ACMGAS209 Provide information on companion animals, products and services
  • ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • ACMGAS302 Provide enrichment for animals
  • ACMGAS306 Assist with conditioning animals
  • ACMGRM404* Provide creative styling for dogs
  • ACMGRM405* Carry out styling on cats of different breeds and coat type
  • ACMGRM406* Carry out breed standard styling on breed groups
  • ACMSPE304 Provide basic care of domestic dogs
  • ACMSPE305 Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
  • SIRRRTF001 Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal
  • SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays
  • SIRXSLS002 Follow point-of-sale procedures
  • SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences

Course overview

Course outcomes:

A total of sixteen (16) Units of Competency must be achieved as specified:

  • Complete eight (8) CORE Units
  • Complete eight (8) ELECTIVE Units

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