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Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

National Course Code: ACM30417


The nationally accredited Certificate III in Companion Animal Services gives you the knowledge and skills to turn your love for pets, great and small, into a rewarding career. Get a wealth of hands-on experience and be job ready to work in animal shelters, boarding kennels, pet stores and grooming salons.


Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Provide basic care to companion animals
  • Monitor and maintain animal health
  • Practice hygiene and infection control
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Respond to the needs of pet owners
  • Understand what it takes to run a small companion animal business


Develop the personal qualities that will help you get ahead:

  • Calm and empathetic nature
  • Able to follow directions in high pressure situations
  • Collaborative team player and independence to work solo
  • Great communication skills
  • A reasonable fitness level to manage handling animals and manual lifting


Success in this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification in Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • Strong study pathway to grow your career

Career opportunities:

  • Animal attendant
  • Pet shop worker
  • Assistant animal groomer
  • Aquarium assistant


Take your career to the next level with:

  • Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
  • Bachelor of Animal Behaviour


The animal care industry grows in demand along with increasing consumer expectations about how their furry companion should be cared for. These expectations drive the demand for highly qualified and experienced companion animal workers. It is also causing new businesses models to boom including pet sitting services and doggy day care. This course equips you with a broad base of skills to put you ahead of the pack in a skills shortage climate.


This course is currently available at 5 campus locations across NSW and online. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Blended, Full Time, Part Time Day, Part Time Evening
  • Study Online

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  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,620.00
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

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