Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming)

Jobs and Skills WA: Animal care pet grooming courses
Start your career in pet grooming!

If you love animals, working as a pet groomer could be for you! You could be employed at a vet clinic or pet grooming service, or one day set up your own business!

The Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming) qualification is the perfect place to start. You'll learn how to groom dogs and companion animals, as well as communicate with customers and co-workers.

Skills and knowledge covered include washing and brushing dogs; grooming companion animals; using pet grooming tools and equipment; understanding coat requirements for different dog breeds; how to enhance coat and skin condition; managing animal behaviour; and ensuring the wellbeing of animals.

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
VET for secondary students
Industry: Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
National course code: ACM30121 | WA State ID: AD13

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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.

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