Certificate III in Pet Grooming

Duration Up to 12 months Part Time
National CodeACM30612
TAFE SA CodeTP00540
Example Career ProfileAnimal AttendantAnimal Attendant
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This course is suitable for people wishing to work within an organisation that provides professional pet grooming services.


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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and provide evidence of this when you enrol.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
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    Employment Outcomes

    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. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this Qualification, the individual has access to a workplace that provides pet grooming services through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks. Job role titles may include Assistant Grooming Attendant, Stylist Assistant, Trainee Groomer.

    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 Pet Grooming (ACM30612)
    This course provides skills in grooming service for companion animals, hydro-bathing services, hygiene routines, basic first aid, animal health and wellbeing, different coat types, cross breed clip, infection control and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 11 core units and 5 elective units.

    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.


     Fee Range (approx)
    Total TAFE SA course cost$5,070 - $5,746
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