Certificate 3 - Animal Care Services (ACM30122)

Get qualified to work in the animal industry




The Certificate 3 (ACM30122) in Animal care services is the latest nationally accredited qualification that provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to seek employment in a diverse range of roles in the animal care industry.


Guided by our expert educators , they will share the first-hand experience and knowledge required to work in the pet services industry and to confidently interact and care for companion animals across a range of pet care services.







How does the course work?

Students will Study online for 7-10 hours per week, where they will be assisted by our expert trainers. Students are also required to complete 120 hours of work experience . This can be done at our Hanrob facilities, where you will work directly with pets in a professional environment. Practical assessment sessions are also scheduled throughout the year at Hanrob facilities

Upon completion, Students will be rewarded with their Certificate III ACM30122 qualification.


Duration: 12 months

Cost: $3,500 (Payment plans available with EdStart)

Online Study: 7-10 hours per week

Work Placement: 120 hours

Start Dates: February, April, July & October

Career Opportunities: 

  • Animal Welfare attendant
  • Pet sitting business owner
  • Dog walking
  • Dog Daycare assistant
  • Dog grooming assistant
  • Veterinary receptionist or Veterinary care assistant
  • Animal Health Officer



What will I study?

The course covers a range of topics in animal care, where at the end of the course, you will have expert knowledge in:

  • Providing basic animal first aid
  • Identify behaviours and interact safely with animals
  • Providing general care of dogs and cats
  • Caring for young animals
  • Walking and exercising dogs
  • Carrying out simple breeding procedures
  • Providing nutritional requirements for animals
  • Providing enrichment for animals
  • Conditioning animal behaviour
  • Assessing the welfare status of an animal

Why Choose Hanrob?

We ensure that all students are confident to practice their expertise in the real world, that is why we provide work experience at our Hanrob campuses to gain real-world experiences with animals that can be applied upon the completion of your course.

We don’t stop there. We take a personal interest in our student’s journeys and provide opportunities for permanent ongoing paid work placements at our Pet Hotels.

Why Hanrob College?:

  • Online Study
  • Work Placement
  • Payment Plans

Pursue your Passion!

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at the AQF Certificate IV level
  • A pathway to work in the animal industry
  • Knowledge and Experience in the animal industry
  • An education with the Industry leaders
  • Strong foundation to continue studies

Industry Demand

Demand for animal care workers and trainers has grown significantly over the past 3 years, as COVID has affected staffing, plus we have seen a massive increase in the number of pets in Australia. This results in pet carers to be in a very high demand and giving you a very bright future in the Animal industry.


Start your Career with Animals Today!

Study with the Pet Professionals!


What our customers say...

I really enjoyed the course. There are lots of hands-on activities which give me confidence in my abilities and I really like how we get to apply learning techniques in a real working environment. The trainers and assessors are also very supportive, and I would definitely recommend studying with Hanrob College if you are thinking of it!

Former Cert IV student,


I completed an online course for pet first aid as my business required me to complete this and I was very impressed. I initially signed up as it looked cheap and easy, but as I began the course I noticed that Hanrob have a very professional education system going. They supported me during my study and helped me get qualified for my current job.

Former Pet First Aid Short student,


Hanrob did a good job helping me complete my certificate 4. i learnt alot during my course and got to work and play with lots of cute animals.

Former Cert IV student,


I just scored an awesome job in the pet industry after completing my certificate with Hanrob. The study was easy and not too stressful and they taught me everything I needed to know. I am excited to start my new job and thank you to the team for helping me achieve this.

Former Cert IV student,


Pursue your passion and Enroll today!

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