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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 31-Jan-2018  Mon 
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: 18YLH-010 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Day/s: Monday Time: 9.00am - 12.00pm Block: A Floor: 1 Room: 11 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 31 January 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 12:00pm
About: You will have an orientation day at Yallah Campus in Block AF Room AF11 on Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. At this orientation day your teacher will discuss your timetable based on your previous studies. This will determine your attendance time. Please ensure you have made a payment for your course before attending so your enrolment can be finalised.

Your first class will be Monday 5 February 2018 at Yallah Campus in Block AF Room AF.11.Classes will run as a combination of Monday and Tuesdays at Yallah campus, just down the road from Wollongong.

Please ensure you bring writing materials and a USB stick with you and wear appropriate clothing including enclosed shoes, covered shoulders and long pants.

Workshops and excursions to pet grooming facilities will make up components of the course. Students must have a minimum of six to eight hours work experience (paid or voluntary) in the Animal Grooming industry.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment for this qualification is a total of 480 hours. This includes approximately 216 hours of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your 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 people operating within an organisation which 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 eight 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: Thank you for your application.

As entry into this course requires a work placement, your application will not be considered until you provide us with details of an appropriate animal care workplace for your course. As soon as possible please email the following details to AnScAgYallahNowra@tafensw.edu.au:

• your name and the course you have applied for
• the name of your work placement, their phone number and email address and a contact person’s name
• include details of the agreed days for your attendance at the workplace.

Your workplace will be contacted for confirmation prior to your course application being deemed successful.

A TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO staff member will then be in contact with you 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 $7,620
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: You will have an orientation day at Yallah Campus in Block AF Room AF11 on Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. At this orientation day your teacher will discuss your timetable based on your previous studies. This will determine your attendance time. Please ensure you have made a payment for your course before attending so your enrolment can be finalised.
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Your first class will be Monday 5 February 9:00am to 12noon at Yallah Campus in Block AF Room AF.11.. Classes will run as a combination of Monday and Tuesdays at Yallah campus, just down the road from Wollongong. Workshops and excursions to pet grooming facilities will make up components of the course. Students must have a minimum of six to eight hours work experience (paid or voluntary) in the Animal Grooming industry.

Please ensure you bring writing materials and a USB stick with you and wear appropriate clothing including enclosed shoes, covered shoulders and long pants.

Recognition:
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