Companion Animal Services & Pet Grooming
ACM30417 & ACM30617
DENTOS Pet Stylist Academy RTO 2875
Do you have a PASSION for ANIMALS?
Looking for a career in DOG GROOMING?
Course Overview

Dentos Pet Stylist Academy has uniquely embarked on developing a comprehensive course that will provide its students with a quality education. Our training program produces distinctive graduates who are able to balance essential and specialized grooming skills with a broad knowledge across the animal industry.

A dual qualification is a nationally recognised course which combines two certificates into the one comprehensive course.

A dual qualification is designed to be studied in a shorter period of time than completing two separate qualifications, and at a reduced cost, with no loss in quality. Upon completion of the dual qualification you will receive two separate nationally accredited certificates.


What are the benefits of a DUAL QUALIFICATION?

• Obtaining two qualifications for no extra study
• Obtaining two qualifications in related areas instead of one
• Being a standout for a job interview by having two qualifications instead of one
• Employers are looking for staff that can do more with less
• You won’t have to pay for two separate courses

Students concentrate on the grooming of dogs, including brushing, combing, clipping nails, cleaning ears, bathing, drying techniques, clippering and scissor finishing techniques as well as proper pattern setting for various breeds. Emphasis is placed on perfecting grooming skills while concentrating on proper breed profile, increasing speed and efficiency while developing maximum grooming potential.

The curriculum has been designed to ensure that the students learn to groom in a skillful, responsible, and professional manner and that their scope of knowledge creates highly qualified professionals. Under the direction and instruction of qualified grooming teachers, students acquire the techniques and skills necessary for competence in the field of professional pet grooming and styling. Practical grooming applications and handling techniques are complemented by a structured self-study program.

Course Details

Timeline: Up to 12 months to complete


Theory: Online via our online learning system

Practical: 4 weeks fulltime (9am - 4 pm, Monday to Friday)

Assessments: Online Theory Assessments, Practical Assessments

Nationally Accredited: YES

Course Title & Code:

ACM30617 Certificate III Pet Grooming

ACM30417 Certificate III Companion Animal Services

Practical Training Dates


  • 31st January - 25th February CLASS FULL

  • 7th March - 1st April CLASS FULL

  • 26th April - 20th May CLASS FULL

  • 23rd May - 17th June CLASS FULL

  • 11th July - 5th August CLASS FULL

  • 15th August - 9th September CLASS FULL

  • 4th October - 28th October

  • 7th November - 2nd December

Course Delivery

The course program is taught using a blended approach (online & classroom).

The theory (knowledge) is taught and assessed via our online learning platform. This allows students to start study at anytime and learn the required knowledge prior to attending the academy for the practical training.

The practical training (hands-on) is completed at the academy under the guidance and support of our qualified teachers and groomers for 4 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.


Course Investment: $6,000

Payment Plan Options:

  • Full Course Payment

  • Direct Debit Plan

  • Interest Free Plan

Payment Plan Options Click Here​


Government Assistance: If you’re studying or training, you may be eligible for 1 of 3 Government Assistance payments.


  • Youth Allowance (age 16-24 years)

  • Austudy (age over 25 years)

  • ABSTUDY (Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander)

Government Assistance Click Here​

What you will learn

Subjects covered in the qualification:

  • Dog Breeds and Coat Types

  • Dog Anatomy

  • Animal Welfare and Handling

  • Workplace Health and Safety

  • Canine Behaviour & Psychology

  • Fleas and Common Parasites

  • Diseases and Infection control

  • Zoonoses

  • Pet First Aid

  • Dog Enrichment

  • Animal Handling & Restraints

  • Customer Service & Relations

  • Nutrition

  • Ears and Nail Care

  • Tools and Equipment

  • Bathing and Drying different coat types

  • Basic Grooming

  • Demoulting & Stripping Dog Coats

  • Clippering& Scissoring Techniques

  • Cross Breed Grooming

  • Grooming Different Coat Types

  • Breed Grooming & Styling

Units of Study

  • ACMCAS301 Work effectively in the companion animal industry    

  • ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes     

  • ACMGAS207 Provide reception services for an animal care facility       

  • ACMGAS209 Provide information on companion animals, products and services

  • ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work

  • BSBINM301 Organise workplace information                              

  • ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

  • ACMGAS302 Provide enrichment for animals

  • ACMGAS206 Provide basic first aid for animals

  • ACMSPE304 Provide basic care of dogs

  • ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines

  • ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and well being 

  • ACMCAS307 Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort

  • ACMCAS307 Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

  • ACMGRM301 Perform dog grooms on different coat types 

  • ACMGRM302 Perform a cross breed clip 

Student Handbook

Student handbook:

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