Cert III in Companion Animal Services

Course Code: ACM30417

This Qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner should have access to a companion animal workplace through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

Pet shop/aquarium assistant
Kennel attendant
Cattery attendant
Assistant dog trainer
Pet exerciser
Assistant grooming attendant.

The following Units of Competency are a typical example however may vary based on the Registered Training Organisation.

 Units of CompetencyNominal Hours
ACMCAS301Work effectively in the companion animal industry30
ACMSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices20
ACMWHS301Contribute to workplace health and safety processes 50
ACMGAS203Complete animal care hygiene routines30
ACMGAS301Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing50
ACMINF301Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work60
ACMCAS302Provide advice on companion animal selection and general care50
BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customers35
BSBWOR204Use business technology20
ACMCAN311Care for young animals40
ACMGAS302Provide enrichment for animals40
ACMGAS303Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals60
ACMSPE304Provide basic care of domestic dogs40
ACMSPE305Provide basic care of domestic cats40
ACMSPE312Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits40