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Certificate IV in Pet Styling - ACM40617

Qualification Description

This qualification is for persons who are engaged or employed to provide pet stylist services. An experienced pet stylist will know the styling standards for different breeds, understand small animal anatomy and be able to identify pet hygiene issues that may indicate a health concern. In addition to patience and a genuine empathy for animals, a pet stylist must maintain high standards of cleanliness and professionalism. Excellent customer service skills are required and stylists who own or manage a salon will also require good business management and organisational skills. Dogs may be the animal to most commonly visit a stylist, but stylists should be prepared to care for cats and other pets.

Job roles covered by this Qualification may include:

  • Head stylist
  • Grooming Salon owner/manager
  • Mobile Salon owner/manager



  • ACMCAS306 Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
  • ACMCAS307 Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
  • ACMCAS401 Manage compliance in the companion animal industry
  • ACMCAS407 Provide professional companion animal grooming services
  • ACMGAS206 Provide basic first aid for animals
  • ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • ACMGRM301* Perform dog grooms on different coat types
  • ACMGRM406* Carry out breed standard styling on breed groups
  • ACMWHS401 Maintain workplace health and safety processes


  • ACMCAS408 Manage the operation of a mobile hydro-bathing facility
  • ACMGAS306 Assist with conditioning animals
  • ACMGRM404* Provide creative styling for dogs
  • ACMGRM405* Carry out styling on cats of different breeds and coat type
  • ACMSPE304 Provide basic care of domestic dogs
  • ACMSPE305 Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • ACMSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
  • BSBSMB407 Manage a small team
  • SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
  • SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences
  • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Course overview

Course outcomes:

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

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

Course Price $1,880 AUD
(payment plans available)