Certificate III in Pet Grooming - ACM30617


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is for persons operating within an organisation that provides professional pet grooming services. A pet grooming attendant undertakes salon reception and housekeeping duties as well as bathing, brushing, trimming and other basic grooming services for domestic pets, usually dogs and in some cases cats. The duties require patience and a genuine empathy for animals, excellent customer service skills as well as high standards of cleanliness and professionalism. Job roles covered by this qualification may include:assistant grooming attendantstylist assistanttrainee groomers.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, an individual unit of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.


  • 16 units: 8 core
  • 8 elective


  • Enhance customer service experiences
  • Carry out breed standard styling on dog breed groups
  • Produce visual merchandise displays
  • Provide enrichment for animals
  • Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal
  • Follow point-of-sale procedures
  • Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
  • Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
  • Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
  • Provide basic care of domestic dogs
  • Carry out styling on cats of different breeds and coat types
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Provide reception services for an animal care facility
  • Provide basic first aid for animals
  • Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • Provide information on companion animals, products and services
  • Organise workplace information
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • Provide creative styling for dogs
  • Work effectively in the companion animal industry
  • Perform a cross breed clip
  • Perform dog grooms on different coat types
  • Provide basic care of domestic cats
  • Assist with conditioning animals
  • Capture, handle and transport companion animals

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Tamworth Campus No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 18 months
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
Yallah Campus No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks

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