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Pet Grooming - Certificate III (ACM30612-01V01)
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Career area: Primary Industry 
Study area: Agriculture 
National code: ACM30612  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Yallah  Part Time Day  36 Weeks 30-Jan-2017  Mon, Tue 
Features: Traineeships 
Description: This qualification is for people wanting to work within an organisation that provides professional pet grooming services. A pet grooming attendant undertakes salon reception and housekeeping duties as well as bathing, brushing, trimming and other basic grooming services for domestic pets -
usually dogs and in some cases cats. The duties require patience and a genuine empathy for animals, excellent customer service skills as well as high standards of cleanliness and professionalism.

It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification students have access to a workplace that provides pet grooming services through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
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Pathways for candidates considering this Qualification include:
- Direct entry
- After achieving ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies
- Vocational training and/or work experience in a related industry area 
Learning pathways: After completing this qualification you may be eligible to do ACM40612 Certificate IV in Professional Pet Styling, which defines higher level job junctions. 
Career opportunities: Assistant grooming attendant, stylist assistant, trainee groomer. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Yallah
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Yallah Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate III in Pet Grooming 
Offering code: 17YLH-021 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Classes run on a combination of Monday and Tuesdays depending on any previous studies at Yallah campus, just down the road from Wollongong. 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 30 January 2017 
About: Students must have a minimum of 8 hours work experience (paid or voluntary) in the Animal Grooming industry.

There will be an orientation session at Yallah Campus on Wednesday 25th January 2017 between the hours of 9am and 11am. Please meet in room AF11 and bring records of any previous relevant study and wear enclosed shoes and approrpiate clothing for a rural campus. If you can not attend this meeting it is essential to please contact Yallah Customer Service on 42629900.
Generally attendance is on a Monday 9-12pm in semester 1 and on a Tuesday 8.30-12.30 in semester 2, with timetables workshops and excursions on at other times. Most students’ first day will be Monday 30th January in room AF11 at Yallah campus from 9am-12pm.

Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 480 supervised hours. There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills: This is a Certificate III level course. Individuals undertaking this course will be required to undertake one or more of the activities listed above.

If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

Would you like to expand your knowledge of grooming and caring for animals? Would you like to gain work in the pet grooming industry? The Certificate III Pet Grooming is for persons operating within an organisation that provides professional pet grooming services. A pet grooming attendant undertakes salon reception and housekeeping duties as well as bathing, brushing, trimming and other basic grooming services for domestic pets, usually dogs and in some cases cats. The duties require patience and a genuine empathy for animals, excellent customer service skills as well as high standards of cleanliness and professionalism.
Along side your course work you are required to complete a minimum of 8 hours per week of work experience (paid or voluntary) within an animal care industry which provides pet grooming services. Practical skills are a key component to this course. Timetabled workshops at our purpose built animal care facility at Yallah Campus - just down the road from Wollongong - can support students in practising skills but do not replace the requirement for work experience in an appropriate animal care facility.
This is a Certificate III level course. Skills to study effectively include the ability to work on projects and or in a team, research information, follow instructions and communicate effectively.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling

 
Application next steps: Thanks for your application! A TAFE Illawarra staff member will soon be in contact to guide you through the next steps. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $2,190
Second qualification $2,620
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $6,930
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: If you require any further information at this time please contact customer service on 1300 766 123.

Your orientation class will be 9-11am on Wednesday 25th January 2017 in room AF11 at Yallah campus, 138 Marshall Mount Road, Marshall Mount. You will receive your individual timetable on that day which will be based on your previous studies and your elective choices. Classes run on a combination of Monday and Tuesdays, depending on your previous studies, at Yallah campus, just down the road from Wollongong. Most students’ first day will be Monday 30th January in room AF11 at Yallah campus from 9am-12pm.

Please ensure you bring writing materials and a USB stick with you and wear appropriate clothing including enclosed shoes, covered shoulders and long pants. You will need access to a computer and the internet to complete your course. these are avaiable at TAFE libraries.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123