ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming)

Have you always dreamed of becoming a dog groomer, turning your passion for pet grooming into a career you’ll love and enjoy? Do you wish to pamper and give the best makeover to pets and please their human companions but lack the formal skills and qualifications to get started? If you are eager to learn the art of pet grooming from the ground up and transform your enthusiasm into expert knowledge, the ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming) will give you the headstart you need with a nationally recognised qualification and training under your belt.
Course Provider
Dentos Pet Stylist Academy
(RTO 22557)
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Blended Learning (Online + Practical Training)

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Flexible Payment Plans from $50 Per Week

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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Students have up to 12 months to complete the course with self-paced study.
Blended (Online + Practical Training for 5 weeks full-time) 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
Career Outcomes
  • Professional Pet Groomer
  • Pet Salon Owner
  • Animal Stylist
  • Mobile Pet Grooming Specialist
  • Pet Care Retail Staff
  • Animal Shelter Grooming Staff
  • Veterinary Clinic Groomer
  • Dog Show Grooming Expert
  • Pet Spa Technician
  • Grooming Instructor (with additional qualifications and experience)
Course Modules
  1. ACMBEH301 Identify Behaviours And Interact Safely With Animals
  2. ACMGEN315 Communicate Effectively With Clients And Team Members
  3. ACMGEN303 Assess Welfare Status Of An Animal
  4. ACMGEN304 Promote Positive Well-Being For Self And Others In Animal Care Workplaces
  5. ACMGEN309 Provide Basic Animal First Aid
  6. ACMINF301 Comply With Infection Control Policies And Procedures In Animal Care Work
  7. ACMWHS301 Contribute To Workplace Health And Safety Processes
  8. ACMGRM201 Bath, Dry And Brush Domestic Dogs
  9. ACMGRM303 Perform Sanitary And Hygiene Grooms For Companion Animals
  10. ACMGRM304 Provide Grooms On Cross Breed Dogs
  11. ACMGRM305 Groom Dogs To Meet Breed Style And Coat Requirements
  12. ACMGRM403 Enhance Companion Animal Coat And Skin Condition
  13. ACMSPE316 Provide General Care Of Domestic Dogs
  14. ACMGEN310 Provide Reception Services For An Animal Care Facility
  15. ACMBEH302 Provide Enrichment For Animals
  16. ACMGEN311 Maintain And Monitor Animal Health And Well-Being
  17. BSBCMM211 Apply Communication Skills
Course Fees Include
Course Entry Requirements
  • 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.
Practical Training (Classroom)

The practical training (hands-on) is completed at the Academy under the guidance and support of the course provider’s 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.

Payment Plans

Payment Options: Upfront, Installment, or flexible payment plans from $50 per week.

Course Accreditation

Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

Course Fees

The full fee for the course fee is $7,999.

Students have a choice of payment options that best suit their financial circumstances:

Payment Plans

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)

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Dentos Pet Stylist Academy

Pet Stylist Academy, located on the Gold Coast, stands as one of Australia's premier training centre for pet grooming and animal courses, renowned for their unwavering commitment to excellence and proven effectiveness in training techniques and educational curriculum. Since their establishment in 2013, they've been dedicated to nurturing exceptional individuals who go on to become outstanding animal services professionals. They offer a range of nationally accredited qualifications and courses that equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the dynamic animal industry. At the helm of their esteemed faculty is the internationally accredited Master Groomer, Emily Myatt, leading a team of highly awarded professionals. Pet Stylist Academy is committed to providing exceptional student support throughout their educational journey. The academy's dedicated team of instructors and mentors offer personalised guidance and assistance to students, ensuring they receive the necessary training and resources to excel in their pet styling careers. With a focus on hands-on learning, practical demonstrations, and constructive feedback, the academy empowers its students to develop their skills and confidence, fostering a supportive and nurturing learning environment. Whether it's helping students with technical challenges or offering career advice, the academy goes above and beyond to ensure each student's success and growth in the pet styling industry.
(07) 5575 2200
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