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Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

This qualification provides a pathway to work within a companion animal organisation.


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Program Overview

The ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services is the industry qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation. Job roles covered by this qualification may include: pet shop/aquarium assistant, kennel attendant, cattery attendant, assistant dog trainer, pet exerciser, assistant grooming attendant.


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ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services TMG College Australia


Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services.

  • Subjects

    The ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services requires 15 Subjects.

    Core Subjects:

    ACMCAS301 – Work effectively in the companion animal industry
    ACMSUS201 – Participate in the environmentally sustainable work practices
    ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
    ACMGAS203 – Complete animal care hygiene routines
    ACMINF301 – Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
    ACMGAS301 – Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

    Elective Subjects:

    ACMCAS302 – Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care
    BSBCUS301 – Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    BSBWOR204 – Use business technology
    ACMGAS303 – Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
    ACMCAN311 – Care for young animals
    ACMGAS302 – Provide enrichment for animals
    ACMSPE304 – Provide basic care of domestic dogs
    ACMSPE305 – Provide basic care of domestic cats
    ACMSPE312 – Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits

    Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this program however Students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review and a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment

    These will assist with determining suitability and relevance into course entry and identification of any support needs. 

  • Duration and Intensity

    Traineeship:  Estimated duration 52 Weeks 

    Non-Traineeship: Estimated duration 52 Weeks 

  • Delivery Mode

    TMG College Australia Provides the following delivery options: 

    Face to Face Training 

    In person Classroom Based Training delivered at TMG College Australia sites with a combination of Interactive Workshops with opportunities for Students to undertake Practical Industry Based Simulated Training Activities. 

    Structured Work Placement 

    As part of this course, Students will also be required to undertake Work Placement. 

    Work Placement may be undertaken at: 

    • Veterinary practices
    • Boarding kennels and catteries
    • Retail pet stores
    • Day care facilities for companion animals
    • Animal welfare facilities
    • Companion animal breeding facilities

    Offsite Training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver Training and undertake Assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a Mobile Manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed Mode Training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Virtual, Face to Face and Workplace Based  

  • Pathways

    The further study pathways available to students who undertake this program include:

    • ACM40317 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
  • Your Career

    The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this program:

    • Pet shop/aquarium assistant
    • Kennel attendant
    • Cattery attendant
    • Assistant dog trainer
    • Pet exerciser
    • Assistant grooming attendant
  • Fees & Eligibility

    Enrolment Fees:
    Without Concession - $242.00
    With Concession - $48.40

    Fee For Service - $5,950.00

    The student tuition fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. 

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. TMG College Australia encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training.

    Skill First Eligibility 1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen. 2. You must not have completed the same AQF level qualification or higher than the course you wish to enrol in, unless under 20 years of age on 1 January this year. 3. You must not have commenced or be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses this year; and 4. You must not be currently enrolled in two or more Victorian Government subsidised courses.

    Traineeship incentives may be applicable on full time/ part time basis, subject to eligibility. Enrolment fees apply.

  • Locations

    This Qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Box Hill 

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  • Upcoming Classes

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  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of qualification if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG's matched qualifications.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Student to TMG. 

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