Enjoy a well-groomed career
This course will provide you with comprehensive training in all aspects of pet grooming services and qualifies you to work under supervision in a pet grooming establishment.
Gain these skills:
- salon reception and housekeeping duties
- bathing, brushing, trimming and other grooming services for domestic pets, usually dogs and in some cases cats
- patience and genuine empathy for animals
- customer service skills
- cleanliness and professionalism.
This course builds a strong foundation for future employment in any facility offering pet grooming services including, mobile or shop front salons, veterinary clinics, boarding kennels and pet retail outlets.
Applicants must have empathy for animals and possess the communication skills and physical ability to successfully perform work placement in the pet grooming industry.
|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|
This course is available as a traineeship.
Entrance requirements for traineeships
You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship.
In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area.
To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre(opens in a new tab) closest to you.
Attendance in class
Full time students will have 2-3 contact days on campus per week over two semesters.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10-15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
You will be required to complete 100 hours of work placement in your second semester. More information will be given to you at your induction.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, highlighters, exercise book), A4 binder, A4 40 pocket refillable display book, 1 x packet of page marker flags, headphones/earphones and wear enclosed non-slip footwear. Students are not required to purchase any grooming equipment as all is provided for practical classes.
In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:
- non-slip flat shoes or boots
- 1 SM TAFE Pet grooming polo shirt (cost is approximately $28-$33 subject to change)
You will need yo also purchase some PPE and work items that will be discussed with you in detail on your first-class induction.
Study options and next steps
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