This course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of companion animal industries.
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
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
Skills covered include animal care hygiene, animal health and wellbeing, infection control and workplace safety. 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.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession