Cert IV Companion Animal Services

Formalise your qualifications and give yourself the best chance of success in the companion animal industry with Cert IV Companion Animal Services


A combination of theory and practical experience, this course is ideal for anyone looking to pursue or enhance their career as a dog trainer, pet welfare manager or other pet professional. Guided by our expert educators and mentors, you will gain the first-hand experience and knowledge required to work in the pet services industry and to confidently interact with companion animals.


Considered the industry standard qualification for companion animal services, the latest training methods are used and our students gain real-world experience through a compulsory work placement of 120 hours. Hanrob Pet Hotels offers paid learning placements during peak periods. and you can work at a Hanrob Pet Hotel earning award wages as a trainee. As a result, our graduates have an extremely high employment success rate going on to work as part of our training team or gaining jobs within the industry.


You need a strong interest in dog training but no prior experience is necessary. It is beneficial to have prior work experience in dog handling and general knowledge about dogs; however this is not a prerequisite for the course. Good interpersonal communication skills, sound literacy and numeracy abilities are needed. As this is a blended delivery course you must have access to a computer to meet the requirements of this course.

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Certification & Costs

On successful completion of the course you will receive a nationally recognised qualificationACM40317 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services.

The class-room based course costs $2,900 and payment options are available through Edstart.

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Course Delivery & Dates

Cert IV Companion Animal Services is currently offered as a classroom-based course, with centres located in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The next course starts on 2 March 2020 in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Numbers limited to 10 people per course.

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Enrol Today

To enquire or enrol in our next Cert IV Companion Animal Services course, call 02 8203 3993 or complete our enquiry form by clicking the link below.