Qualification details

ACM40612 - Certificate IV in Pet Styling (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
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
ACMCAS401A - Manage compliance in the companion animal industryManage compliance in the companion animal industry Core
ACMCAS407A - Provide professional companion animal grooming servicesProvide professional companion animal grooming services Core
ACMCAS408A - Manage the operation of a mobile hydro-bathing facilityManage the operation of a mobile hydro-bathing facility Elective
ACMGAS206A - Provide basic first aid for animalsProvide basic first aid for animals Core
ACMGAS301A - Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeingMaintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing Core
ACMGAS306A - Assist with conditioning animalsAssist with conditioning animals Elective
ACMGRM301A - Perform dog grooms on different coat typesPerform dog grooms on different coat types Core
ACMGRM401A - Carry out breed standard styling on Gun dog, Working dog and Hound dog breed groupsCarry out breed standard styling on Gun dog, Working dog and Hound dog breed groups Core
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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 511 Certificate IV 

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 511 Certificate IV 07/Dec/2012 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

1

ACM10v3

Initial release

Description

This Qualification is for persons who are engaged or employed to provide pet stylist services. An experienced pet stylist will know the styling standards for different breeds, understand small animal anatomy and be able to identify pet hygiene issues that may indicate a health concern. In addition to patience and a genuine empathy for animals, a pet stylist must maintain high standards of cleanliness and professionalism. Excellent customer service skills are required and stylists who own or manage a salon will also require good business management and organisational skills. Dogs may be the animal to most commonly visit a stylist, but stylists should be prepared to care for cats and other pets. 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:

  • Head stylist
  • Grooming Salon owner/manager
  • Mobile Salon owner/manager.

Pathways into the Qualification 

Pathways for candidates considering this Qualification include:

  • direct entry
  • after achieving ACM30612 Certificate III in Pet Grooming
  • vocational training and/or work experience in a related industry area.

Pathways from the Qualification 

After achieving this Qualification, candidates may undertake higher level study for further pathway advancement.

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

  • applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements
  • complete workplace documentation and records
  • communicate with all team members in a professional manner
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate documentation, communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with internal and external clients
  • develop work instructions, specifications and procedures
  • use a range of communication technologies to support work operations.

Teamwork

  • work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • liaise with and provide support to other team members
  • demonstrate leadership skills
  • identify and manage performance required to meet internal and external customer needs in own work and teamwork
  • maintain organisational processes and provide problem solving support to others.

Problem-solving

  • investigate problem causes
  • identify, rectify or report potential and actual problems associated with work operations
  • identify factors which may affect the service to be provided
  • use material and operational knowledge to solve problems
  • use numeracy skills to solve problems
  • identify hazards and suggest control measures
  • monitor animal welfare and safety practices in the workplace.

Initiative and enterprise

  • assist in the implementation of continuous improvement processes
  • gather and analyse feedback on products, procedures and services
  • determine and act on situations requiring further information or problem solving
  • provide leadership in the workplace.

Planning and organising

  • access, interpret and apply technical information
  • analyse data and information to determine implications for work operations
  • participate in continuous improvement and planning processes
  • identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
  • demonstrate time management skills
  • source and prepare materials and resources and ensure availability to support work operations
  • schedule and sequence work to maximise safety and productivity.

Self-management

  • interpret and apply relevant Acts and regulations
  • keep the work area clean and hygienic at all times
  • monitor own work and work of team and identify and act on any quality issues
  • manage own time to meet deadlines
  • implement and monitor workplace procedures and instructions.

Learning

  • assess work data and information to identify areas for improved performance
  • be supportive, assertive and use interpersonal skills to encourage workplace learning
  • identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
  • implement learning activities as appropriate to ensure achievement of specified work requirements
  • gather feedback on own work to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives and integrate information into own practice.

Technology

  • use computer software applications effectively
  • work with machines and workplace technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • help others use technology efficiently and safely
  • ensure readiness, operational efficiency and safety of workplace technology.

Packaging Rules

A total of seventeen (17) Units  of Competency must be achieved as specified below.

  • Complete eleven (11)  CORE Units
  • Complete six (6)  ELECTIVE Units

CORE : Complete the following eleven (11) CORE Units

Unit code 

Unit title 

ACMCAS306A

Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort

ACMCAS307A

Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

ACMCAS401A

Manage compliance in the companion animal industry

ACMCAS407A

Provide professional companion animal grooming services

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

ACMGRM401A

Carry out breed standard styling on Gun, Working and Hound dog breeds*

ACMCAS306A Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort

ACMCAS307A Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

ACMGRM301A Perform dog-grooms on different coat types

ACMGRM402A

Carry out breed standard styling on Non-sporting and Toy dog breeds*

ACMCAS306A Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort

ACMCAS307A Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

ACMGRM301A Perform dog-grooms on different coat types

ACMGRM403A

Carry out breed standard styling on Terrier and Utility dog breeds*

ACMCAS306A Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort

ACMCAS307A Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

ACMGRM301A Perform dog-grooms on different coat types

ACMWHS401A 

Maintain workplace health and safety processes

ELECTIVE: Complete six (6) Units from within ACM10 or from any other nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course.  

Units selected must be aligned to Certificate III, IV or Diploma and be relevant to work undertaken in the professional pet stylist sector. Suggested Units are:

Unit code 

Unit title 

ACMCAS408A

Manage the operation of a mobile hydro-bathing facility

ACMGAS306A

Assist with conditioning animals

ACMGRM404A

Provide creative styling on dogs*

ACMCAS306A Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort

ACMCAS307A Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

ACMGRM301A Perform dog-grooms on different coat types

ACMGRM405A

Carry out styling on cats of different breed and coat type*

ACMCAS306A Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort

ACMCAS307A Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

ACMSPE305A Provide basic care of domestic cats

ACMSPE304A

Provide basic care of dogs

ACMSPE305A

Provide basic care of domestic cats

ACMSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBSMB403A

Market the small business

BSBSMB404A

Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB405B

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB407A

Manage a small team

SIRXINV005A

Control inventory

SITXCCS002A

Provide quality customer service

TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

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