If taking care of our four legged friends is your calling, then our pet grooming course will provide you with comprehensive training in all basic aspects of pet grooming services.

During this course, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to work as a pet grooming attendant. You’ll be confident with salon reception and housekeeping duties. You’ll learn how to successfully bath, brush, trim and perform other grooming services for domestic pets, usually dogs but sometimes also cats.

In practical and theory classes you will learn about:

  • basic animal behaviour
  • animal hygiene
  • workplace health and safety
  • infection control techniques

You will also develop excellent customer service skills and have the ability to demonstrate a high standard of cleanliness and professionalism.




National Code ACM30617
Study Areas Animal Studies
Study Level Certificate III
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 6 months
PT: 12+ months

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Workplace, Box Hill

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,417.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $683.00
Full Fee $8,107.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $1,032.00
Retain Course Items*** $150.00


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February 2019 (Elgar campus only)

April 2019 (Elgar campus only)

July 2019 (Elgar campus only)

Full time: 6 months (4 days per week)

Part time: available with flexible course lengths and options

Workplace, Box Hill

You must have:

  • successfully completed year 10 or equivalent
  • the physical ability to successfully participate in all pet grooming activities
  • supply evidence of your current tetanus vaccination

After successful completion, you can apply to studying in related animal studies courses including:

  • Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (must be entry requirements)

Credit transfers may apply.  

VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities in pet retail shops, pet grooming salons, pet boarding facilities, animal rescue centres, animal training facilities and veterinary clinics. With sufficient experience, you may endeavour on to owning and operating your own pet grooming business.

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 16 units (including 8 core and 8 electives).  

Some core units are prerequisites for other units. It should be advised that if you are not successful in the prerequisite units you will be required to repeat these units before continuing to the other units.

ACMGRM301 Perform dog grooms on different coat types – prerequisite requirements include ACMCAS306 Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort and ACMCAS307 Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services.  

ACMGRM302 Perform a cross breed clip – prerequisite requirements include ACMCAS306 Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort, ACMCAS307 Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services and ACMGRM301 Perform dog grooms on different coat types.

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ACMCAS306 PROVIDE GROOMING SERVICES FOR COMPANION ANIMAL COMFORT 80.0

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ACMGAS203 COMPLETE ANIMAL CARE HYGIENE ROUTINES 30.0

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ACMGRM301 PERFORM DOG GROOMS ON DIFFERENT COAT TYPES 50.0

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ACMGRM302 PERFORM A CROSS BREED CLIP 40.0

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ACMINF301 COMPLY WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN ANIMAL CARE WORK 60.0

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ACMWHS301 CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES 50.0

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ACMCAS301 WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE COMPANION ANIMAL INDUSTRY 30.0

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ACMGAS209 PROVIDE INFORMATION ON COMPANION ANIMALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 40.0

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ACMGAS301 MAINTAIN AND MONITOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING 50.0

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ACMSUS201 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 20.0

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ACMCAS404 DEVELOPMENT ENRICHMENT STRATEGIES FOR COMPANION ANIMALS 50.0

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ACMGAS202 PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS 20.0

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ACMGAS302 PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ANIMALS 40.0

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ACMGAS207 PROVIDE RECEPTION SERVICES FOR AN ANIMAL CARE FACILITY 30.0

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