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Unit of competency details

ACMGRM301 - Perform dog grooms on different coat types (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ACMGRM301A - Perform dog grooms on different coat typesUpdated to meet Standard Training Packages 28/Nov/2017

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 29/Nov/2017


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061101 Veterinary Science  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061101 Veterinary Science  29/Nov/2017 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to groom the different coat types that occur in dogs.

This unit applies to individuals working in the companion animal industry sector where dog grooming services are provided under supervision. These individuals take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others. This includes using discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

The prerequisite units of competency for this unit are:

  • ACMCAS306 Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
  • ACMCAS307 Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services

Unit Sector

Grooming (GRM)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Classify dogs using Australian breed standards

1.1 Identify features of conformation for dog breeds recognised in Australia

1.2 Recognise colours for each breed

1.3 Identify coat types and characteristics for each breed

1.4 Identify grooming requirements in accordance with breed standard

2. Select and operate grooming tools

2.1 Determine care requirements of each coat type

2.2 Identify and use tools and equipment used in dog grooming for specific breed needs

2.3 Identify hazards associated with the use of grooming tools and equipment, and manage risks

2.4 Complete maintenance and cleaning of grooming tools

3. Determine dog coat type management requirements

3.1 Determine purpose of grooming

3.2 Select grooming tools, equipment and products for specific coat type requirements

3.3 Complete dog grooming techniques for body and tail grooming for a range of coat types

3.4 Complete dog grooming techniques for head grooming for a range of coat types

3.5 Complete dog grooming techniques for legs and feet grooming for a range of coat types

4. Groom dogs for specific breed and coat requirements

4.1 Complete grooming techniques for show or breed standard requirements

4.2 Select grooming finishing products and apply to specific coat types

4.3 Manage waste and biosecurity risks

4.4 Complete records as required by employer

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential for performance in this unit of competency but are not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Reading

  • Interpret instruction manuals for equipment used for grooming

Numeracy

  • Dilution rates of shampoo and coat products

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACMGRM301 Perform dog grooms on different coat types

ACMGRM301A Perform dog grooms on different coat types

Updated to meet Standard Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b75f4b23-54c9-4cc9-a5db-d3502d154103

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

An individual demonstrating competency must satisfy all of the elements and performance criteria in this unit.

There must be evidence that the individual has groomed at least four breeds of dog, with different coat and grooming requirements, including:

  • assessed health and condition of animal's coat and determined grooming requirements with client
  • followed workplace instructions and applied industry-recognised grooming methods and procedures for different coat types to maintain/restore animal comfort
  • handled dogs in a safe and humane manner
  • selected, used and maintained grooming and styling equipment and supplies according to manufacturers' specifications and industry standards
  • updated records.

Knowledge Evidence

An individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • Australian National Kennel Council dog breed standards
  • conformation features of dogs
  • disinfectants, cleaning agents, cleaning techniques and cleaning equipment and materials used in a companion animal workplace
  • dog anatomy and physiology related to grooming procedures
  • dog behaviour traits, signs of distress or illness
  • dog coat types and determining coat characteristics
  • dog grooming products, techniques and services
  • industry-recognised maintenance and restoration dog grooming techniques, procedures and equipment for a range of coat types and conditions
  • principles of animal ethics and welfare
  • safe dog handling and restraint techniques and procedures
  • standards, guidelines and approaches to environmental sustainability relevant to the animal care industry
  • zoonotic diseases and methods of prevention and control.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • skills must be demonstrated in a workplace setting or an environment that accurately represents workplace conditions
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • live dogs for grooming
  • products and equipment for grooming dogs
  • disinfectants and cleaning agents.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b75f4b23-54c9-4cc9-a5db-d3502d154103