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ACM30121 – Certificate III in Animal Care (Pet Grooming)

Qualification Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a broad range of roles in animal care facilities and services, including boarding/day care, breeding, shelters/holding centres, pet grooming, pet sitting and other animal businesses.

Individuals in these roles perform a range of animal care tasks under broad direction which involve discretion and judgement in handling animals, selecting and operating tools and equipment, coordinating resources and problem solving. They are required to take responsibility for their own work including, carrying out assigned tasks, compliance with animal welfare, organising processes, solving problems and working to schedules.

Job roles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Animal Care
  • Pet Grooming
  • Customer Service



  • 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


  • 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 unit has its own prerequisite requirements.


Course overview

Course outcomes:

A total of seventeen (17) Units of Competency must be achieved as specified:

  • Complete eight (7) CORE Units
  • Complete eight (10) ELECTIVE Units

Course Price $2,300 AUD
(payment plans available)