Do you have a passion for animals? Looking for a career in the pet industry?
The ACM30417 Certificate III Companion Animal Services reflects the role of those working in pet related industries. The skills developed during the course can be used across many aspects of the pet industry. You will learn the basic skills and knowledge of animal care to prepare you for work in the animal industry.
You’ll learn to maintain and monitor animal health, maintain hygiene and infection control and provide basic care to a range of companion animals. The course also provides industry skills in areas such as animal care and nutrition, animal wellbeing, workplace information, environment sustainability and work health and safety.
By completing this qualification, you will be able to work in a variety of roles including, pet shop attendant, kennel attendant, cattery attendant, assistant dog trainer, pet exerciser, assistant grooming attendant.
This course reflects the role of individuals required to apply a broad range of knowledge and skills in varied pet industries and undertake skilled work. This qualification serves also as a pathway for further learning.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Grooming assistant
- Pet retail
- Dog boarding employee
- Dog daycare employee
- Start a mobile dog grooming business
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Students have up to 12 months to complete the course. However, many students are able to complete their study within this time frame based upon the amount of hours dedicated to study each week
The course is delivered using a blended approach. The theory (knowledge) is taught using our online ‘Learning Centre’ with printed learner’s guides. This allows you the flexibility to study when it suits your schedule. You won’t need to attend any on-campus classes. We’ve designed the course to fit around your work and lifestyle.
Once the student has completed their theory study and assessments, they are then able to commence their practical training. The practical training is taught during work placement or volunteer work. A minimum of 15 full days is required (120 hours minimum) to complete the training and practical assessments for the Certificate III Companion Animal Services.
Completing the work placement is an integral feature of the course, designed to build up student’s practical skills and make them work-ready. Students are required to find their own placements. We can provide support or guidance in this area.
For those wanting a more intensive program, they are able to attend the academy on the Gold Coast for a 4-week practical training block.
To be eligible for this course, you must:
- Be at least 17 years old
- Completed Year 10, or equivalent
- Internet access and email address
- Organise work placement or volunteer work in a suitable animal facility OR attend the campus for practical training
Online Study (Self-Paced)
- Easy-to-read course materials including posted textbooks
- Videos and Webinars
- Telephone Support from our Accredited Trainers
- Email Support from our Accredited Trainers
- Online Assessments
Practical Training (for students attending the academy)
- Study with qualified groomers and dog trainers
- State-of-the-art academy
- All equipment provided
- Practical assessments
- Case studies
- Written assessments
- Online quizzes
About Dentos Pet Stylist Academy
Dentos Pet Stylist Academy is Australia’s leading education provider for dog grooming courses. We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 2875) and the only approved school in Australia to teach Pet Grooming to international students (CRICOS #0185A).The Dentos Pet Stylist Academy was established in 2009 by Emily Myatt, who has over 20 years’ experience within the grooming industry. Emily is a Master Groomer, an Australian award-winning pet stylist, international grooming speaker and international grooming judge.
The Academy is located in Broadbeach Waters, a suburb of the Gold Coast, Qld. The school is fully air-conditioned and includes training rooms, doggy daycare and a fully operational grooming salon. The school is equipped with modern grooming classrooms as well as state of the art equipment.
With a commitment to education, Dentos Pet Stylist Academy develop students who have the knowledge, skills and techniques to become qualified dog groomers.
‘We turn your PASSION, into your PROFESSION’