Qualification details

ACM30612 - Certificate III in Pet Grooming (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/Dec/2012

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
ACMCAS301A - Work effectively in the companion animal industryWork effectively in the companion animal industry Core
ACMCAS304A - Capture, handle and transport companion animalsCapture, handle and transport companion animals Elective
ACMCAS306A - Provide grooming services for companion animal comfortProvide grooming services for companion animal comfort Core
ACMCAS307A - Provide companion animal hydro-bathing servicesProvide companion animal hydro-bathing services Core
ACMGAS203A - Complete animal care hygiene routinesComplete animal care hygiene routines Core
ACMGAS206A - Provide basic first aid for animalsProvide basic first aid for animals Core
ACMGAS207A - Provide reception services for an animal care facilityProvide reception services for an animal care facility Elective
ACMGAS209A - Provide information on companion animals, products and servicesProvide information on companion animals, products and services Elective
ACMGAS301A - Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeingMaintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing Core
ACMGAS302A - Provide enrichment for animalsProvide enrichment for animals Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 361113 Pet Groomer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6399-15 Animal Attendant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 361113 Pet Groomer 06/May/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6399-15 Animal Attendant 06/May/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 06/May/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/Dec/2012 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

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ACM10v3

Initial release

Description

This Qualification is for persons operating within an organisation that provides professional pet grooming services. A pet grooming attendant undertakes salon reception and housekeeping duties as well as bathing, brushing, trimming and other basic grooming services for domestic pets, usually dogs and in some cases cats. The duties require patience and a genuine empathy for animals, excellent customer service skills as well as high standards of cleanliness and professionalism. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this Qualification, the individual has access to a workplace that provides pet grooming services through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

Pathways Information

Job Roles 

Job role titles covered by this Qualification may include:

  • Assistant grooming attendant
  • Stylist assistant
  • Trainee groomers.

Pathways into the Qualification 

Pathways for candidates considering this Qualification include:

  • Direct entry
  • After achieving ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • Vocational training and/or work experience in a related industry area.

Pathways from the Qualification 

After completing this Qualification, candidates may undertake ACM40612 Certificate IV in Professional Pet Styling that defines higher level job junctions.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This Qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this Qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, an individual Unit of Competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this Qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this Qualification include: 

Communication

  • complete standard documentation
  • confirm relevant industry and workplace requirements
  • provide relevant work-related information to others
  • ensure records are accurate and legible
  • establish effective working relationships with colleagues
  • support team communication practices
  • understand personal and team requirements of relevant industry and workplace standards, regulations and policies
  • use communication technologies efficiently.

Teamwork

  • demonstrate and encourage others in working cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • explain and implement work team reporting requirements
  • monitor work team tasks in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements
  • provide support to team members
  • undertake appropriate and effective communication with team members.

Problem-solving

  • evaluate skill requirements of work tasks
  • identify risks and implement risk control measures
  • implement animal care and management procedures
  • monitor and anticipate problems that may arise during workplace operations, including hazards and risks, and take appropriate action to report or solve the problems within scope of responsibilities
  • provide problem solving support to team members
  • use assertive communication and/or conflict resolution skills to manage situations with clients who are distressed or in conflict with animal welfare or care directions
  • use problem solving techniques to determine work requirements.

Initiative and enterprise

  • contribute to and promote continuous improvement processes
  • identify non-conformances to standards and take appropriate action
  • identify, assess and act on existing and potential risks
  • monitor and adjust activity in response to operational variations
  • rectify problems promptly and appropriately
  • seek and provide feedback on procedures and processes.

Planning and organising

  • contribute to continuous improvement and planning processes
  • determine work requirements in order to complete in appropriate timeframes
  • ensure work equipment, materials and tools are ready and available for required tasks
  • plan work tasks for self and others as required
  • report and assist with implementing contingency plan promptly when incidents occur.

Self-management

  • conduct regular housekeeping activities to maintain a clean and hygienic work area
  • identify and apply safety procedures, including the use of personal protective equipment
  • maintain currency of relevant, work-related information
  • manage work load priorities and timelines
  • monitor information in work area
  • monitor own work against quality standards and identify areas for improvement
  • understand own work activities and responsibilities.

Learning

  • ask questions to expand own knowledge
  • assess competencies in meeting job requirements
  • maintain skill and knowledge currency
  • participate in meetings to inform work practices
  • recognise limits of own expertise and seek skill development if required.

Technology

  • use information technology devices as required
  • work with technology safely and according to workplace standards.

Packaging Rules

A total of sixteen (16) Units  of Competency must be achieved as specified below.

  • Complete eleven (11)  CORE Units
  • Complete five (5)  ELECTIVE Units

CORE : Complete the following eleven (11) CORE Units

Unit code 

Unit title 

ACMCAS301A

Work effectively in the companion animal industry

ACMCAS306A

Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort

ACMCAS307A

Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

ACMGAS203A

Complete animal care hygiene routines

ACMGAS206A

Provide basic first aid for animals

ACMGAS301A

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGRM301A

Perform dog grooms on different coat types*

ACMCAS306A Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort

ACMCAS307A Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

ACMGRM302A

Perform a cross breed clip*

ACMCAS306A Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort

ACMCAS307A Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

ACMGRM301A Perform dog-grooms on different coat types

ACMINF301A

Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work

ACMSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ACMWHS301A

Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

ELECTIVE : Complete five (5) ELECTIVE Units from within ACM10 or from any other nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course.  

Units selected must be packaged in a Certificate II, III or IV and be relevant to work undertaken in the pet grooming services sector. Suggested Units are:

Unit code 

Unit title 

ACMCAS304A

Capture, handle and transport companion animals

ACMGAS306A

Assist with conditioning animals

ACMGAS207A

Provide reception services for an animal care facility

ACMGAS209A

Provide information on companion animals, products and services

ACMGAS302A

Provide enrichment for animals

ACMSPE304A

Provide basic care of dogs

ACMSPE305A

Provide basic care of domestic cats

BSBINM301A

Organise workplace information

SIRXCCS201

Apply point-of-sale handling procedures

SIRXFIN201

Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal

SIRXMER201

Merchandise products

SITXCCS002A

Provide quality customer service

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