We’ve designed this course to be completed in 12 months.
We find most students need to dedicate at least 8-10 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.
The course is delivered entirely by distance education using our online ‘Learning Centre’.
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 assignments, case studies, and reports.
- 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 skill log books, and some video assessments. 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.
This specific ACM30612 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 ACM30612 Certificate III in Pet Grooming through our partner college, the Australian College of Animal Care.
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, internships 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.
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.
Yes! We welcome international students!
As an international student, payments plans are not available. You will be required to pay the full course fee prior to starting. We also do not offer the pay in full discount to international students however we do not charge you extra for resources to be sent to you, or for bank fees.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you can legally perform the practical tasks required in your country.
If you are completing placement, you will also need to arrange your own insurance and provide evidence of this to us.