ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming


ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming

For the groomer entering into the professional grooming industry.

This certificate is for groomers who are students at:

Destination Careers

This qualification allows for work in roles such as assistant grooming assistant, stylist assistant and trainee groomer.

Further Study

Successful completion of this qualification allows you to undertake ACM40617 Certificate IV in Pet Styling.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Expected Time to Complete

1 year.


This course develops the necessary skills and knowledge required to work as an assistant pet grooming attendant. The role can be varied and includes duties such as salon reception and housekeeping, as well as bathing, brushing, trimming and other basic grooming services for domestic pets, usually dogs and in some cases cats. To be successful in this role, you need patience and a genuine empathy for animals, excellent customer service skills as well as high standards of cleanliness and professionalism. We recommend that whilst studying this course, you seek paid employment or substantial periods of work experience, in a workplace that provides pet grooming service, to support your practical learning.

Course Delivery

This qualification is delivered online and is an Assessment Only qualification.


One set of 5 DGI Student Manuals (Not applicable if already purchased) $350
Written Online Assessments
Level 1 WHS $75
Level 1 Animal Care $75
Level 1 Wash Dry Groom $75
Level 1 Client Services $75
Level 1 Practical Assessments $280
Final Registration Fee $300

Assessment Strategy

Assessment includes formative and summative evidence of skills and knowledge for the unit of competency.

This assessment strategy is competency based and aims to assess the participant's skills through the following:

  1. Practical demonstration of dog grooming and animal handling skills.
  2. Participation in various activities, role plays, presentations, demonstrations, scenarios, simulations and problem solving activities.
  3. Participation in questionnaires and exercises for each module (pre, mid, and post topic duration).

Practical Assessments

Level 1 practical assessments can be carried out within a training facility or workplace.

Application will apply.

Detailed evidence will need to be collected.

Successful completion of all online and practical assessments are required to receive the certificate.

Certificate or Statement of Attainment is issued by the Parramatta College (RTO ID 90276).

Units of Competency

This course includes the following Units of Competency.

ACMCAS301A Work effectively in the companion animal industry Core
ACMCAS304A Capture, handle and transport companion animals Elective
ACMCAS306A Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort Core
ACMCAS307A Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services Core
ACMGAS203A Complete animal care hygiene routines Core
ACMGAS206A Provide basic first aid for animals Core
ACMGAS207A Provide reception services for an animal care facility Elective
ACMGAS209A Provide information on companion animals, products and services Elective
ACMGAS301A Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing Core
ACMGAS302A Provide enrichment for animals Elective
ACMGAS306A Assist with conditioning animals Elective
ACMGRM301A Perform dog grooms on different coat types Core
ACMGRM302A Perform a cross breed clip Core
ACMINF301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work Core
ACMSPE304A Provide basic care of dogs Elective
ACMSPE305A Provide basic care of domestic cats Elective
ACMSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
ACMWHS301A Contribute to workplace health and safety processes Core
BSBINM301A Organise workplace information Elective
SIRXCCS201 Apply point-of-sale handling procedures Elective
SIRXFIN201 Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal Elective
SIRXMER201 Merchandise products Elective
SITXCCS002A Provide quality customer service Elective

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