ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

National code: ACM30417 | WA course code: BDM6 | CRICOS code: 099961K

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

ACM30417 Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

About this course

Kickstart your career in the animal industry and broaden your knowledge so you can provide the best care for companion animals. Get a wealth of hands on experience and be job ready to work in animal shelters, boarding kennels, pet stores and grooming salons.

You will learn the skills to work effectively with companion animals; monitor and maintain their health, nutrition, wellbeing, and perform animal first aid, grooming, and workplace safety and health. All of these skills will be utilised when you embark on a compulsory work placement, where you will undertake routine animal care procedures under the direction of a supervisor. There is also a simulated animal care practice on campus that you can access to practise these skills.

Students studying at the Bentley campus will be working with dogs, fish, mammals and reptiles. Students studying at the Murdoch campus will be mainly working with dogs and fish.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it becomes available.

​Please select a campus below and press the Download Course Flyer button to view detailed information about this course, including core and elective units; work placements; assessment methods; and learning resources, facilities and equipment.

Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 11.

  • Students must be 17 years of age prior to commencing this course, in order to participate in the work placement.

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Tuition fees

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TIWA tuition fees are reviewed annually and can be viewed in the Schedule of Fees.

If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

Resource fees are for consumables used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc. This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

If your course goes for two semesters or more, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your courses. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

Career opportunities

  • Animal Attendant
  • Animal Carer
  • Animal Welfare Worker
  • Kennel Hand
  • Pet Shop/Aquarium Assistant
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