Agriculture & Science

Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing

Study Areas
Course Types

Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

Duration Up to 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeACM30410
TAFE SA CodeTP00009
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileAnimal AttendantAnimal Attendant
FacultiesPrimary Industries and Science
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Campus Locations for Course Delivery

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Gilles Plains640301Apply Now On CampusFTDay Only
Gilles Plains640349Apply Now On & Off CampusPTDay & Evening

Course Admission Requirements (for Competitive Applications)

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Selection criteria is only used when there are more applicants for the course than places available. Applicants will be ranked in the following order:

  1. CSPA score

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Campus/Delivery SATAC
Application Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
awGilles Plains640314Apply Now Workplace PT 
wx TAFE SA can recognise the skills (RPL) you already have. If you are working in the industry and have skills that can be recognised, TAFE SA will provide any additional training needed to gain a qualification.
ax Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to undertake a reading, writing and numeracy assessment before enrolling.
The duration of a workplace course is determined by the study plan.
Read more about training in the workplace for existing workers.

Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and provide evidence of this when you enrol.

How to Apply

Award Courses

Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include: Pet Shop/Aquarium Assistant; Kennel Attendant; Cattery Attendant; Assistant Dog Trainer; Pet Exerciser; Assistant Grooming Attendant.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Certificate III in Companion Animal Services (ACM30410)
This course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of entry level positions across the animal industries. 6 core units plus 9 electives.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.