AMC30617 Certificate III in PET GROOMING

UPSKILL PROGRAM FOR VETERINARY NURSES

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GAIN A NEW QUALIFICATION IN GROOMING TO EXPAND YOUR CAREER & SKILLS

Our ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming Upskill Program is the perfect addition to your veterinary nursing qualifications. We’ve specifically structured it to apply the most credits possible from your veterinary nursing studies. This means less study and lower costs, enabling you add a new skill set and qualifications to your resume. Our goal is to make our graduates stand out from the crowd, and adding this qualification to your resume will certainly make you more attractive to potential employers.

Many veterinary clinics now offer pet grooming services. Some clinics use their veterinary nurses to perform grooms, and others employ dedicated groomers. Either way, the ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming will equip you to work in this growing additional service veterinary clinics are offering.

Using your units from your ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or your ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies (Veterinary Nursing), we apply credits over to the non-grooming aspects of the course. We’ll also apply some recognition of prior learning to gain more units. You then complete the grooming subjects necessary to gain the ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming. If you have an earlier Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or other animal studies qualifications, we can look at your credits and design your own personal upskill program.

By taking your veterinary nursing experience and qualifications, you’re already ahead of the pack. Pet Grooming, is a natural progression for your animal care career. Finding employment in a clinic can be competitive, so give yourself the edge by holding pet grooming qualifications. Perhaps even pick up extra shifts in the grooming department.

Like all our courses, flexibility is built in, so you can easily combine study with your existing commitments.


Please note: As part of the course you’ll be required to complete a minimum 20 days of practical work experience in a grooming salon or grooming department in a veterinary clinic. This can be through paid employment or a volunteer work placement.

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To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must:

  • Have successfully completed either ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies OR a ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Older Certificate IV graduates can also apply, but the credit transfers and therefore cost may vary.
  • Be able to undertake work placement at a grooming salon, or a vet clinic with grooming facilities (20 days in total, split however it suits you).
  • Have access to computers and the internet as this is an online course.

If you do not meet the above entry requirements, don’t stress. You may be eligible to still study pet grooming through our sister college, the Australian College of Animal Care.

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ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming

For this qualification to be awarded, you must complete 16 units of competency.

We have selected the units which closely align with the role of a groomer with cross over to veterinary nursing. In some cases, we may change these units to suit your particular circumstances.

The core units you will cover within your UpSkill Program are:

  • ACMCAS306 Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
  • ACMCAS307 Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
  • ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • ACMGAS206 Provide basic first aid for animals
  • ACMGRM301 Perform dog grooms on different coat types
  • ACMGRM302 Perform a cross breed clip
  • ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

You’ll complete 8 of the following elective units, which have been selected as you will either have as credits, will be able to RPL easily, or if studying, align with grooming. We may change these to suit you and your experience.

  • ACMCAS304 Capture, handle and transport companion animals
  • ACMGAS208 Source information for animal care needs
  • BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
  • ACMGAS205 Assist in health care of animals
  • ACMVET409 Provide specific animal care advice
  • ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • ACMCAS301 Work effectively in the companion animal industry
  • ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • ACMGAS204 Feed and water animals
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Enrolling is very simple!

  1. Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
  2. Fill out the form and attach copies of your previous qualification/s.
  3. Check your email account for the enrolment package (it might go to spam so ensure you check there too). Our Nurse Educators will have to prepare your enrolment package personally, as we have to check what credits we can apply for you. It might take a day or two for your enrolment package to arrive.
  4. Fill out the enrolment and payment forms, and post or email it back to us.

Once your enrolment and payment have been processed, you will receive an email from us with all the information you need to access the Learning Centre. After you have completed your Student Induction, we’ll courier out your printed resources.

Our ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming Upskill Program is the perfect addition to your veterinary nursing qualifications. We’ve specifically structured it to apply the most credits possible from your veterinary nursing studies. This means less study and lower costs, enabling you add a new skill set and qualifications to your resume. Our goal is to make our graduates stand out from the crowd, and adding this qualification to your resume will certainly make you more attractive to potential employers.

Many veterinary clinics now offer pet grooming services. Some clinics use their veterinary nurses to perform grooms, and others employ dedicated groomers. Either way, the ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming will equip you to work in this growing additional service veterinary clinics are offering.

Using your units from your ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or your ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies (Veterinary Nursing), we apply credits over to the non-grooming aspects of the course. We’ll also apply some recognition of prior learning to gain more units. You then complete the grooming subjects necessary to gain the ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming. If you have an earlier Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or other animal studies qualifications, we can look at your credits and design your own personal upskill program.

By taking your veterinary nursing experience and qualifications, you’re already ahead of the pack. Pet Grooming, is a natural progression for your animal care career. Finding employment in a clinic can be competitive, so give yourself the edge by holding pet grooming qualifications. Perhaps even pick up extra shifts in the grooming department.

Like all our courses, flexibility is built in, so you can easily combine study with your existing commitments.


Please note: As part of the course you’ll be required to complete a minimum 20 days of practical work experience in a grooming salon or grooming department in a veterinary clinic. This can be through paid employment or a volunteer work placement.

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To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must:

  • Have successfully completed either ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies OR a ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Older Certificate IV graduates can also apply, but the credit transfers and therefore cost may vary.
  • Be able to undertake work placement at a grooming salon, or a vet clinic with grooming facilities (20 days in total, split however it suits you).
  • Have access to computers and the internet as this is an online course.

If you do not meet the above entry requirements, don’t stress. You may be eligible to still study pet grooming through our sister college, the Australian College of Animal Care.

ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming

For this qualification to be awarded, you must complete 16 units of competency.

We have selected the units which closely align with the role of a groomer with cross over to veterinary nursing. In some cases, we may change these units to suit your particular circumstances.

The core units you will cover within your UpSkill Program are:

  • ACMCAS306 Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
  • ACMCAS307 Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
  • ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • ACMGAS206 Provide basic first aid for animals
  • ACMGRM301 Perform dog grooms on different coat types
  • ACMGRM302 Perform a cross breed clip
  • ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

You’ll complete 8 of the following elective units, which have been selected as you will either have as credits, will be able to RPL easily, or if studying, align with grooming. We may change these to suit you and your experience.

  • ACMCAS304 Capture, handle and transport companion animals
  • ACMGAS208 Source information for animal care needs
  • BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
  • ACMGAS205 Assist in health care of animals
  • ACMVET409 Provide specific animal care advice
  • ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • ACMCAS301 Work effectively in the companion animal industry
  • ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • ACMGAS204 Feed and water animals
apply now

Enrolling is very simple!

  1. Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
  2. Fill out the form and attach copies of your previous qualification/s.
  3. Check your email account for the enrolment package (it might go to spam so ensure you check there too). Our Nurse Educators will have to prepare your enrolment package personally,
    as we have to check what credits we can apply for you. It might take a day or two for your enrolment package to arrive.
  4. Fill out the enrolment and payment forms, and post or email it back to us.

Once your enrolment and payment have been processed, you will receive an email from us with all the information you need to access the Learning Centre. After you have completed your Student Induction, we’ll courier out your printed resources.

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start?

We start student intakes off several times a month. Spaces are limited on each intake, so it’s advisable to get your application and enrolment in quickly if you’re keen to start asap.

We look at applications every day and process acceptance emails. Once you receive your enrolment pack, the enrolment process can take a few days to complete. You can scan and email your enrolment form to speed it up.

How much study will I need to do?

We’ve designed this course to be completed in 12 months.

We find most students need to dedicate around 5 hours per week to study, undertaking the required reading and completing the assessment tasks.

Of course, you can complete the course more quickly if you wish. Additional fees apply if you want to extend your study time past 12 months.

How is the course delivered?

This is a blended course. Your theoryis delivered entirely by distance education using our online ‘Learning Centre’ and your printed learner’s guides. You’ll gain practical experience in a grooming salon near you, or in the clinic you work in if you offer grooming services.

This allows you the flexibility to study when it suits your schedule. You won’t need to attend any on-campus classes. We’ve designed the course to fit around your work and lifestyle.

Once the course starts, you’ll receive printed learner’s guides, which will guide you through your studies and prepare you for assessments. You’ll also have access to the extra study resources available via our ‘Learning Centre’ online. You will submit assignments through this website too.

Each subject contains various assessment tasks:

  • Expect to complete written assessments like short answer questions on scenarios and portfolios of your grooming work.
  • Multiple choice questions are incorporated into learning activities so you can monitor your progress through the course.
  • Workplace-based assessments for practical skills will be completed during your Work Experience Placements. These involve completing some video assessments and portfolios. Don’t stress, we provide all the necessary instructions for producing the videos.
  • On average, expect to submit one short assessment task each week to stay on track.
What kind of assessments will I need to do?

Assessments are not only about assessing you, they are a valuable learning tool. As you complete them, you’ll learn more than just going through the reading materials alone.

We use a range of assessment types and match these to what is the best way to capture your new skills and knowledge.

Written Assessments

Every subject has some form of written assessment. We use short answer questions and scenarios to allow you to apply your new knowledge.

Our Educators will provide thorough feedback on your assessments, including hints and tips and further learning opportunities. Anytime you need help with an assessment, you just contact theEducators through our Student Assist options.

Practical Skills Assessment

Pet Grooming is a practical job, so we must assess your grooming skills.

You’ll be recording your workplace participation in various tasksthrough short forms called Key Skills. These showcase what you’ve been learning in the salon and will be ‘signed off’ by yourMentor. You’ll also complete some portfolios, with photos of you performing skills and short descriptions.

Lastly, to ensure you graduate with the quality expected of ACVN and ACAC graduates, you’ll also submit some short videos of you performing various grooming tasks. Again, Educators will provide thorough feedback on your learning and skills. Don’t be daunted by video assessment, they are a relaxed form of assessment. We love it when students leave in their bloopers. We provide full instructions. Some can be done at home to free up workplace time for more learning.

Alternatively, we can send in a Educator to perform a workplace assessment. This option does attract extra fees and you may need multiple visits across the course. Unlike video assessments where you can restart and try again if something doesn’t go to plan, your workplace assessment is a final assessment. Many students find video assessment less daunting than having a Educator watching their every move in the workplace.

How is ACVN different to other colleges?

We’re about veterinary nursing. Full stop. We live and breathe it.

For us, training veterinary nurses is not just about money. It’s how we can ensure best practice nursing care for animals everywhere. We’re here for the animals.

At ACVN, you have a name not a student number. We get to know all our students really well and love sharing in your achievements.

We care about you and your career. We want you to be job ready, employable and enjoying a long career in veterinary nursing. Some of our graduates love us so much, they’ve come to work for us.

Our student to educator ratio is the envy of many colleges. Because of this, your assessments are marked quickly and the feedback you receive is specific to you and designed to help you learn.The Nurse Educators are available to help you when you need it.

At our college, you’ll be a part of a group of students who are considered amongst the best in the country.

Can I study this grooming course, if I have not studied veterinary nursing before?

This specific ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming UpSkill Program is specifically designed for students who have graduated from Certificate III in Animal Studies or Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing courses.

You can however enrol as a standard student and complete the full ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming through our partner college, the Australian College of Animal Care.

I have credit transfers from previous study.

This program has been specifically designed for students who have already completed either a Certificate III in Animal Studies OR a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. As such, you will definitely have unit credits that we have already factored into the course structure and pricing.

If you have additional units we can credit, we’ll need to see a transcript first, then we can advise you about your best options and the price reduction you will receive.

If for some reason, the unit credits that we have listed above do not match your transcripts, your course price and subjects may have to be altered to meet what unit credits you have. We’ll advise you of this prior to you enrolling.

Do you accept international/overseas students?

Yes! We absolutely welcome overseas students, as long as you are remaining in your home country. If you wish to come to Australia to study, you’ll need to find a CRICOS registered provider. These are the only institutions approved for international student visas.

We have had students in many countries including America, Canada, Singapore, Japan, China, Portugal, Cyprus and South Africa, just to name a few.

Please check out our Overseas Student Information page for more details.

What support do you offer?

We’re here for you, for your entire course and beyond graduation.

Once you enrol, we’ve made it very easy to get help.

As a student, you’re our number one priority. It’s why we’re here.

Student Assist is our student support program and it’s manned by Nurse Educators. This means if you need help – you’ll get it quickly. You won’t have to wait days or weeks for an educator to help you.

We can help you understand something that you’re not sure about, help you find things, give you motivational support, help with an assessment or feedback. Basically anything you need course wise, we can help you with.

Phone

Student Assist has dedicated phone lines that go straight through to the Nurse Educators. You can call for help on weekdays between 8am and 5pm.

Email

Send us an email any time to the dedicated student support email, and we’ll answer it when we’re in the office. We check this email several times throughout the day, so most emails are replied to in under 24 hours. Weekends we even pop in to check for urgent problems.

Live Chat

Perhaps you have a super fast question and don’t want to call? We have Live Chat! This is like an instant messenger service where you can type your questions and we can reply in real time during business hours.

Facebook

If social media is part of your life, we have an active student Facebook group for you. It’s exclusive to our current students and grads. Our Nurse Educators are also in there and are known to answer questions at all times of the day or night.

Is this course accredited?

Absolutely!

The AMC30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming is a nationally recognised training course, delivered in conjunction with Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (RTO 31258). This means is accredited throughout Australia.

Many countries accept Australian accredited courses and recognise them as official qualifications.

There is no official international accreditation for grooming courses.

International course accreditation schemes are just paid advertising and are not a guarantee of quality, career outcomes or recognition by official bodies. They’re purely a marketing tool.

Can I change the subjects or units in the course?

The short answer is no. The subjects and units have been carefully selected by ACVN to provide maximum credits, easy recognition of vet nursing skills to animal husbandry skills in the grooming qualification, and of course adding in the necessary grooming skill learning.

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Frequently asked questions about placement

Why do I need to complete placement?

Work experience or placement is your chance to put your new knowledge to use. Course requirements also stipulate that you must complete practical based assessments.

Until you have a go at doing things like grooming, bathing, drying or clipping, your skill level won’t match your knowledge level. Getting the opportunity to practice is what placement is for. Once you’re confident, you can then do your practical assessments.

ACVN and ACAC graduates are known for their immense skill and knowledge. It’s why when you graduate you’ll be employable right away. They’re known for this because our course has plenty of practical experience to really cement your knowledge. Without boring you with lots of scientific studies, real world experience trumps every time.

What about work placement?

Three two-week internships are an integral feature of this course. They build up your practical skills and are an essential part of your learning.

You must complete your placement at a veterinary clinic that has a grooming service, or in a grooming salon.

For those who need more flexibility, placement can be broken up into smaller, regular chunks as long as you complete a minimum of 20 full time days over the duration of the course (e.g. 1 day per week or 4 x 1 week blocks). During your placement, you are fully covered by the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges’ insurance.

You are required to find you own placements, however we’ll assist where we can. We provide you with all the tools you need to help find placement, as well as assistance with writing cover letters and resumes.

How do I find placement?

It’s important that you are proactive about finding your own placement – this is a quality potential employers are looking for! They want motivated individuals on their teams so we encourage students to contact clinics and salons themselves. It looks much better than your ‘teacher’ or ‘mum’ doing it for you. Many of our Cert III student are lucky enough to secure a job out of their placement. Treat placement as a way to showcase your awesomeness.

We do have a Placement Assistance Program in place if you are struggling to locate placement in your area. This includes professionally written cover letters and resumes, as well as utilising our network of Registered Training Clinics and Salons. We also offer incentives and thank you gifts to clinics on your behalf.

Do you help me find placement?

We require all students to secure their own placement either prior to, or early in the course.

A part of the experience with ACVN is our level of support. Whilst locating placement is ultimately your responsibility, we won’t leave you high and dry if you’re struggling.

All students are provided with lots of information on the most effective ways to approach clinics. Your CV is checked by our own in-house specialised recruitment educator. We even have a dedicated website full of information for clinics – check out clinical.partners.

Job hunting is a skill, and placement hunting should be considered job hunting (after all you might get employed instead of getting placement!).

If you still need help, we have a placement assistance program available to you once you meet eligibility. This includes professionally written cover letters and resumes, as well as utilising our network of Registered Training Clinics or Salons. We also offer incentives and thank you gifts to clinics on your behalf.

We want our graduates to stand out from the crowd, our reputation as having the best veterinary nursing courses depends on it. ACVN graduates are known for their skill, knowledge, passion and drive. How you find placement is the first impression the workplace will have of you. Make it a good one. Be the dedicated and proactive person they want to hire.

Do employers recognise this course?

They sure do! Groomers who hold accredited qualifications are starting to be the norm, especially in the larger salons.

Vets and practice managers love our graduates and courses so much they contact us all the time looking for our students for placement positions and jobs.

What will I study in the ACM30617
CERTIFICATE III IN PET GROOMING UPSKILL PROGRAM?

All students

ALL STUDENTS WILL COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FULL STUDY SUBJECTS AS PART OF THE UPSKILL PROGRAM. Of course, if you have unit credits we can apply, this may mean you’ll get to skip some of the below subjects.

Basic First Aid for Animals (FULL STUDY or RPL)
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This subject will introduce you to what to do in an emergency situation when you come across an ill or injured companion animal. You will learn about keeping yourself, others and the animal safe whilst administering basic first aid. We also cover initial first aid steps, how to safely transport to a vet clinic, and when you must contact a vet for further advice and treatment. Most students will study this subject in full.

Certificate IV in Vet Nursing Graduates
We will apply recognition of prior learning to gain you ACMGAS206A Provide basic first aid for animals, based on your previous studies and experience as a veterinary nurse.

Other Students
If you have completed ACMGAS206A Provide basic first aid for animals in your previous studies, then we will apply a credit for this subject. This will reduce your course cost and you won’t have to complete this subject.

Hydrobathing & Grooming (FULL STUDY)

This subject will take you through what a hydrobath is, the various setups available, how to set up, use, clean and maintain, and of course, how to bath animals correctly. You’ll also learn about all the equipment and its care, various grooming services you will need to master, and basic clipping and scissoring techniques.

All students complete this subject unless you have completed both ACMCAS306A Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort and ACMCAS307A Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services in your previous studies.

You will need to complete and pass this subject and it’s related practical component before you can commence Grooming Different Breeds or Cross Breed Clips, as the included units are pre-requisites for the units within the next two subjects.

Grooming Different Breeds (FULL STUDY)
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This intermediate grooming subject will set you up to correctly perform grooming of various breeds and their requirements, based on breed standards and coat types.

All students complete this subject unless you have completed ACMGRM301A Perform dog grooms on different coat types in your previous studies.

Before commencing this subject, you will need to complete and pass the Hydrobathing & Grooming subject and it’s related practical component to meet the pre-requisites for the units within this subject.

Cross Breed Clips (FULL STUDY)
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This intermediate grooming subject will set you up to correctly perform grooming and clipping of cross breed (non breed specific) clips. You’ll also learn about correct maintenance and cleaning of clippers and other equipment.

All students complete this subject unless you have completed ACMGRM302A Perform a cross breed clip in your previous studies.

Before commencing this subject, you will need to complete and pass the Hydrobathing & Grooming subject and it’s related practical component to meet the pre-requisites for the units within this subject.

Practical Experience - Work Placement
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As part of completing the practical aspects of this course, you will be required to undertake a minimum of 20 days of work experience. This is delivered as two seperate placements (10 days each). Students are expected to find their own placement but we will assist where we can! You can complete up to 30 days of placement if you need additional time to gain experience.

Your placements must occur either at a grooming salon, or at a veterinary clinic where grooming services are provided. You may undertake this as part of your employment or as a volunteer work placement student.

Your first placement covers hydrobathing and grooming, along with ancillary skills and any RPL components that you need to complete. Your second placement is for grooming different breeds and learning basic clipping and scissoring.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience,
you’ll have to complete the following.

ACVN Certificate III in Animal Studies Graduates Only

Unit Credits
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The following units of competency will be applied as unit credits, as you would have completed them as part of your ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies with us. You won’t be charged for these units, nor will you need to complete any study.

  • ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • ACMGAS205 Assist in health care of animals
  • ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • ACMCAS304 Capture, handle and transport companion animals
  • BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
  • ACMGAS204 Feed and water animals
  • ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
Recognition of Prior Learning Component

Based on the studies you completed with us previously, we’ll RPL you for the following units. There is no additional work for you to complete, we’ll do it all for you. Depending on when you graduated, we may ask you to provide additional evidence, but this will be minor.

  • ACMCAS301 Work effectively in the companion animal industry
  • ACMGAS208 Source information for animal care needs

ACVN Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Graduates

Unit Credits
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The following units of competency will be applied as unit credits, as you would have completed them as part of your ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with us. You won’t be charged for these units, nor will you need to complete any study.

  • ACMGAS205 Assist in health care of animals
  • ACMGAS208 Source information for animal care needs
  • ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • ACMCAS304 Capture, handle and transport companion animals
  • ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
  • ACMVET409 Provide specific animal care advice
  • ACMGAS204 Feed and water animals

Depending on when you studied with us, you may also receive credits for:

  • ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • BSBCUS402 Address customer needs

If you don’t hold these two units, we’ll RPL you for them instead, or swap in another unit credit that you hold that is relevant to working as a groomer.

Recognition of Prior Learning Component

Based on the studies you completed with us previously, we’ll RPL you for the following units. There is no additional work for you to complete, we’ll do it all for you. Depending on when you graduated, we may ask you to provide additional evidence, but this will be minor.

  • ACMCAS301 Work effectively in the companion animal industry
  • ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • ACMGAS206 Provide basic first aid for animals
  • ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing (unless you have a credit transfer)

Certificate III in Animal Studies Graduates from other providers

Unit Credits
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The following units of competency will be applied as unit credits, as you would have completed them as part of your ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies. You won’t be charged for these units, nor will you need to complete any study. You may even have more units we can credit transfer, but we’ll need to see a transcript before we can advise you of these.

  • ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • ACMGAS204 Feed and water animals
  • ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
Recognition of Prior Learning Component

Based on other units you have completed and your animal care experience, we’ll RPL you for the following units. We may ask you to provide additional evidence as part of this process, but we’ll guide you the whole way through.

  • ACMCAS301 Work effectively in the companion animal industry
  • ACMGAS205 Assist in health care of animals
Handling Animals (FULL STUDY)
Animal Handling Techniques

Handling Animals is a entire subject devoted to the correct handling and restraint of the animals in our care. Although a large focus is on dogs and cats – rabbits, guinea pigs and birds are also covered. Providing safe and low stress animal handling is a vital skill for any animal care worker. Students will also learn the basics of reading animal body language.

This subject is required to gain competency in ACMCAS304 Capture, handle and transport companion animals. If you already hold this unit, we’ll apply it as a credit and you wont have to study this subject. It’ll also reduce your course cost.

Preventative Mediations & Client Advice (FULL STUDY)
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This subject prepares students for recognising, treating and preventing the common parasites found on and in domestic animals. You will also learn what vaccinations animals need, the diseases they cover, and why they are so important. This will ensure you are prepared to educate clients on protecting their pets and family and achieve a high compliance.

This subject is required to gain competency in BSBCUS402 Address Customer Needs. If you already hold this unit, we’ll apply it as a credit.

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Graduates from other providers

Unit Credits
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The following units of competency will be applied as unit credits, as you would have completed them as part of your ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with any provider. You won’t be charged for these units, nor will you need to complete any study.

  • ACMGAS205 Assist in health care of animals
  • ACMGAS208 Source information for animal care needs
  • ACMINF301 Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
  • ACMWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
  • ACMVET409 Provide specific animal care advice
  • ACMGAS204 Feed and water animals

Of course, if you have other credits we can apply, we will advise you of this when you apply.

Recognition of Prior Learning Component

Based on previous vet nurse studies and your experience, we’ll RPL you for the following units. We may ask you to provide additional evidence, but we’ll guide you through this.

  • ACMCAS301 Work effectively in the companion animal industry
  • ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines
  • ACMGAS206 Provide basic first aid for animals
  • ACMGAS301A Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing (unless you have a credit transfer)
Handling Animals (FULL STUDY)
Animal Handling Techniques

Handling Animals is a entire subject devoted to the correct handling and restraint of the animals in our care. Although a large focus is on dogs and cats – rabbits, guinea pigs and birds are also covered. Providing safe and low stress animal handling is a vital skill for any animal care worker. Students will also learn the basics of reading animal body language.

This subject is required to gain competency in ACMCAS304 Capture, handle and transport companion animals. If you already hold this unit, we’ll apply it as a credit and you wont have to study this subject. It’ll also reduce your course cost.

Preventative Mediations & Client Advice (FULL STUDY)
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This subject prepares students for recognising, treating and preventing the common parasites found on and in domestic animals. You will also learn what vaccinations animals need, the diseases they cover, and why they are so important. This will ensure you are prepared to educate clients on protecting their pets and family and achieve a high compliance.

This subject is required to gain competency in BSBCUS402 Address Customer Needs. If you already hold this unit, we’ll apply it as a credit.

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ACVN Graduates

If you completed your Certificate III or IV with us, select this option.


Instalments available:
Deposit: $495 +
10 x $125.50/month

That’s only $31/week.


$4395

$1750


May be lower if you have more credits we can apply.

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Certificate III Graduates

If you completed your Certiicate III with someone else, then select this option.


Instalments available:
Deposit: $495 +
10 x $205.50/month

That’s only $51/week.


$4395

$2550


May be lower if you have more credits we can apply.

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Certificate IV Graduates

If you completed your Certificate IV with someone else, then select this option.


Instalments available:
Deposit: $495 +
10 x $180/month

That’s only $45/week.


$4395

$2295


May be lower if you have more credits we can apply.

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Important notes:

  1. The full ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming normally costs $4395! By applying credits and completing recognition of prior learning, this upskill program starts at $1750!
  2. All prices include resource fees, tuition, and administration fees.
  3. Additional fees may apply if you do not pass a subject, you need to re-enrol in a subject for any reason, or you extend your enrolment period

Notes on Payment Plans:

  1. Even if you have completed your studies, you’ll not receive your certificate until you’ve paid for your course in full.
  2. You are also responsible for paying the entire course cost, even if you decide to not complete the full course.
  3. Instalments will start from the month your course commences. Payments are by direct debit or credit card only, and to make your life easier, you can elect the day the automatic payment is debited from your account.
  4. If you fall behind in your instalments by more than 14 days without arranging an alternative payment, you may be withdrawn from the course. So it’s important to contact us if you are struggling.
  5. International students are not eligible for instalment plans.

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The staff are all so knowledgeable and bring out the best in their students. The response rate for assessment is also fantastic!

Kelly Powell / Arana Hills, Queensland

I liked that I didn’t have to move away from the country to study and the ACVN Nurse Educators are so helpful and encouraging.

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My first impression of ACVNwas that this is a college offering in depth study with great personal support for their students. I know now that I was 100 % correct in my assumption and have never looked back once. At times the criteria and expectations might be harder than with other institutions but this is only beneficial, making knowledge truly sink in.

Viola Reith / Rossville, North Queensland

People at the ACVN were so helpful from the beginning. Even when you’re having a bad day and want to throw your learner’s guide at the wall they are there to talk you though everything and make it all better!!! So understanding and compassionate and would do anything to help any of their students.

Tash Berkley / Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

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You don’t need to be living in Australia to study with us. We welcome students from all over the world! You have the same student benefits as a local student, and we don’t charge you huge fees for being overseas. There are however, some considerations you need to factor in before enrolling with us. Please read the Overseas Student Information by clicking the button below.

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