Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

cert III animal studies
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Warragul; Bairnsdale
Course Duration
Full Time: 9 months
Course Cost
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Certificate III in Companion Animal Services (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Traineeship; Full Time
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • 2014
  • Ongoing
9.00am-3.30pm 2 days per week

Animal Studies Deparment
Fiona de Haan 
Phone: (03) 5127 0161
Email: animalstudies@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841

Course Overview

This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating within a companion animal organisation.

Gain the practical skills to perform a range of tasks such as, monitor and maintain health of companion animals, capture, handle and transport companion animals, maintain aquascapes and aquatic animals and provide enrichment for companion animals.

It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification, the learner should have access to a companion animal workplace through either paid employment or substantial periods of work placement or work experience blocks.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Companion Animal Services.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Pet Shop/Aquarium Assistant
  • Kennel/Cattery Attendant
  • Assistant Trainer
  • Pet Exerciser.

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Students are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment.


Applicants must be employed in the companion animal field or be willing to undertake work experience in this field to enrol in this course.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment for this course will include a combination of competency based assessment methods.

Opportunities For Further Study

  • Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Times

Six Core Units and nine Elective Units are required to successfully complete this course.