ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming)

Love Grooming Pets? Become a Qualified Animal Stylist or Dog Groomer in Australia

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.

Start Date
Start Anytime
Duration
Students have up to 12 months to complete the course with self-paced study.
Delivery
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

Course Overview

Course Modules

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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 Fees Include

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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

About The Course

Launch Your Dream Career Making Pets Look and Feel Their Best with a Nationally Recognised Certificate in 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.

This course will allow you to explore a variety of subjects, including advanced grooming techniques, an understanding of different breed characteristics, and the intricacies of skin and coat health. It also covers essential topics such as animal anatomy, behaviour, and safe handling practices, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of pet care. A significant emphasis is placed on practical training, where you'll gain real-life grooming experience under expert guidance. This hands-on approach is further enriched by a structured work placement, providing you with the opportunity to apply your skills in a professional grooming setting, interact with clients, and understand the day-to-day operations of a grooming business. This comprehensive training ensures that you not only learn the art of grooming but also acquire the confidence and competence to excel in the field.

Upon completing this course, you will be harnessed with the skills, training and confidence to qualify for certain roles in the pet grooming industry, such as a Professional Pet Groomer, where you’ll bring joy and beauty to pets and their owners—or even run your own pet salon. You’ll also qualify for opportunities as an Animal Stylist, Mobile Pet Grooming Specialist, and Pet Care Retail Staff. With dedication and further experience, you could even advance to become a Grooming Instructor, sharing your passion and expertise with aspiring groomers in the future.

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.

Study from $50 Per Week.

Do you want to study this nationally recognised course but can't pay upfront? No problem! This course comes with upfront, instalment and weekly payment plans from $50 per week.

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