Certificate III in Animal Care Services
DENTOS Pet Stylist Academy RTO 2875
This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
Self Paced, up to 12 months
Blended (Online & Practical)
Payment Plans & Upfront Payment
Nationally Recognised Qualification
ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services - PET GROOMING, represents the latest nationally recognised qualification for individuals pursuing a career as professional dog groomers. It is the top grooming education course in Australia, equipping students with a profound understanding of the knowledge, skills, and techniques required to excel in the pet industry as dog groomers.
Throughout this program, students immerse themselves in the art of dog grooming, focusing on a wide range of essential tasks such as brushing, combing, nail clipping, ear cleaning, bathing, drying techniques, clippering, scissor finishing techniques, and precise pattern setting for different breeds. With a strong emphasis on acquiring grooming skills, students learn to master the intricacies of breed profiles, enhance speed and efficiency, and unlock their maximum grooming potential.
The curriculum ensures that students cultivate a proficient, responsible, and professional approach to grooming, fostering the development of highly qualified industry professionals. Under the guidance and expertise of qualified grooming instructors, students acquire the techniques and skills necessary to achieve competence in the field of professional pet grooming and styling.
Hands-on grooming applications and handling techniques are complemented by a well-structured self-study program, providing a comprehensive and well-rounded learning experience.
To be eligible for this course, you must:
Be at least 17 years old
Completed Year 10 or Equivalent
Access to a computer, laptop or tablet
Internet access and email address
Proficiency in speaking and writing in English
Physically capable of restraining animals, handling animal feed and standing for extended periods of time
Course Subjects (units)
While completing the ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services - PET GROOMING qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy, you will study the following subjects:
ACMBEH301 Identify behaviours and interact safely with animals
ACMGEN315 Communicate effectively with clients and team members
ACMGEN303 Assess welfare status of an animal
ACMGEN304 Promote positive well-being for self and others in animal care workplaces
ACMGEN309 Provide basic animal first aid
ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
ACMGRM201 Bath, dry and brush domestic dogs
ACMGRM303 Perform 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
ACMGEN310 Provide reception services for an animal care facility
ACMBEH302 Provide enrichment for animals
ACMGEN311 Maintain and monitor animal health and well-being
BSBCMM211 Apply communication skills
Students have up to 12 months to complete the course. However, many students are able to complete their study within this time frame based upon the amount of hours dedicated to study each week.
The course program is taught using a blended approach (Online & Classroom).
The course is delivered online which means students are not required to attend classes or lectures. Students will receive access to our 'Learning Portal' where they will find the course materials, interactive learning materials, videos and assessments. In addition, students will also receive a hard copy of the Learner Resource.
While studying online, students will have access to our teaching support team via email, online chat or phone. Our teaching team will help support and guide students every step on their journey.
The practical training (hands-on) is completed at the Academy under the guidance and support of our qualified teachers and master groomers for 5-weeks full time. This ensures the student is taught the hands-on skills required to become a qualified groomer while being guided by our team.
During the practical training, students have access to a range of dog breeds to groom and are able to practice and perfect their skills in a safe environment. Students will develop a broad array of hands-on skills pivotal for promoting the well-being and enhancing the appearance of animals. They will master comprehensive grooming procedures tailored for a variety of breeds and species, encompassing activities such as hair trimming, bathing, brushing, and clipping. They will delve into more bespoke techniques such as coat styling, ear cleaning, and dental care, considering the distinct requirements and dispositions of diverse pets.
Practical Training Dates
2024 (5 weeks)
January 22nd - February 23rd
February 26th - March 28th
April 14th - May 17th
May 20th - June 21st
July 8th - August 9th
August 12th - September 13th
September 30th - November 1st
November 4th - December 6th
The full fee for the course fee is $7,999.
Students have a choice of payment options that best suit their financial circumstances:
For your convenience the Pet Stylist Academy offers two interest free payment plans, choose the one that best suits your lifestyle:
Direct Debit Options - $50 per week (36 months) - $60 per week (30 months) - $75 per week (24 months) - $100 per week (18 months) - $150 per week (12 months)
Installment Option - Pay in six (6) installments:1st installment $999 enrolment fee plus 5 x $1400 installments
Australian students may also be able to access government assistance through one of the following programs:
Youth Allowance (for students aged 16–24 years)
Austudy (for students aged over 25 years)
ABSTUDY (for Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander students)