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CERTIFICATE III IN PET GROOMING

National ID: ACM30612 | State ID: J361

 

This course will provide you with comprehensive training in all aspects of pet grooming services. A pet grooming attendant undertakes salon reception and housekeeping duties as well as bathing, brushing, trimming and other grooming services for domestic pets, usually dogs and in some cases cats. You will learn patience and a genuine empathy for animals, excellent customer service skills as well as high standards of cleanliness and professionalism.

In addition to specific pet grooming skills, you will learn how to contribute to workplace health and safety processes, complete animal care hygiene routines, comply with infection control policies and procedures, work effectively in the companion animal industry and provide basic first aid for animals. This course builds a strong foundation for future employment in pet retail shops, pet grooming salons, pet boarding facilities, animal rescue centres, animal training facilities and veterinary clinics. With experience, you may go on to owning and operating your own pet grooming business.

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.

Applicants must have empathy for animals and possess the communication skills and physical ability to successfully perform work placement in the pet grooming industry.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • Assistant grooming attendant
  • Stylist assistant
  • Trainee groomers

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Professional Pet Styling

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Murdoch
Duration One year
How Flexible
Full Time (On Campus)
When Available Semester 2, 2017

  • Assistant grooming attendant
  • Stylist assistant
  • Trainee groomers

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Professional Pet Styling

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

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International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

1 Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Complete animal care hygiene routines ACMGAS203A D3903
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work ACMINF301A D3917
Contribute to workplace health and safety processes ACMWHS301A WE893
Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing ACMGAS301A D3911
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices ACMSUS201A D3884
Perform a cross breed clip ACMGRM302A WE880
Perform dog grooms on different coat types ACMGRM301A WE879
Provide basic first aid for animals ACMGAS206A D3906
Provide basic first aid for animals ACMGAS206A D3906
Provide basic first aid for animals ACMGAS206A D3906
Provide basic first aid for animals ACMGAS206A D3906
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services ACMCAS307A D3873
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services ACMCAS307A D3873
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services ACMCAS307A D3873
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services ACMCAS307A D3873
Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort ACMCAS306A D3872
Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort ACMCAS306A D3872
Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort ACMCAS306A D3872
Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort ACMCAS306A D3872
Work effectively in the companion animal industry ACMCAS301A D3867

2 Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal SIRXFIN201 WD960
Provide basic care of dogs ACMSPE304A D3926
Provide information on companion animals, products and services ACMGAS209A D3909
Provide professional companion animal grooming services ACMCAS407A D3880
Provide reception services for an animal care facility ACMGAS207A D3907
  • This course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in Semester Two 2017, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after May 1st, 2017 and before June 12th, 2017.
  • Online courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information
    call: 1800 001 001 or email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.

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