Certificate III in Dog Behavior and Training



Certificate III in Dog Behavior and Training

Core Units

  • VU22881 Apply the principles of psychology to modify canine behaviour
  • VU22882 Investigate and assess canine behaviour
  • VU22883 Conduct dog obedience training
  • VU22884 Manage common canine behaviour problems
  • VU22885 Monitor canine health and welfare
  • VU22886Teach dogs complex skills (pre- requisite)
  • ACMWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety processes
  • ACMGAS206 Provide basic first aid for animals

Elective Units

  • ACMSPE316 Provide general care of domestic dogs (Inclusive of Course Fees)
  • ACMCAS410 conduct companion animal training classes
     (Inclusive of Course Fees)
  • VU22887 Train dogs for basic assistance roles
  • VU22888 Train dogs for basic substance detection
  • VU22889 Train dogs for basic tracking and trailing

Learners are required to undertake two elective units of their choice.

Fees and Charges

Learners are required to pay a deposit at the time of booking. This will confirm the learner’s position on the course and ensure the availability of all required training materials. The remainder of the course fee or signed payment plan, must be submitted at the time of commencement.


Distance learners have 10 months to complete their course without incurring additional fees and Local learners have 8 months.


The Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and training course is a Centrelink approved part time course. Students enrolling in the course who are receiving benefits may be eligible for Pensioner Education Supplement or Incidentals Allowance. Precise Training are unable to provide students with information regarding the support provided as it is purely based on each students financial situation.  To find out more information visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/or you may contact Centrelink on 132 490 and state Precise Training’s approval ID 3P497.


Delivery Method

This course is delivered by blended learning. All assessment and resources are accessible via our E-Leaning Portal on Precise Training’s website. Learners are also required to undertake assessment for the practical components of this course.


Local Learners (Melbourne Only) will be required to attend monthly lectures and practical workshops, as well as weekly sessions at an approved Home Centre, as allocated by the Course Coordinator.


Distance Learners will need to attend two 8 day Block Training Sessions where they will focus on the development of practical handling/training skills (except for Melbourne where the second block training period will consist of  9 days). Block training can be completed at facilities in either Melbourne, Sydney or the Sunshine Coast. Students are responsible for organising their own transport, accommodation and meals during this time.



Learners are assessed in accordance with the evidential requirements of each unit of competency. All assessments are competency based and will include written assessments, quizzes and practical demonstrations. Learners are required to be assessed as competent in all areas of the course, prior to receiving the 22542VIC Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training.


Recognition of Prior Learning

Precise  Training  recognises relevant qualifications/ units of competency held by learners issued by other Registered Training Organisations . Precise Training also recognises that learners may be able to demonstrate a particular competency on the basis of prior learning, skills gained in the workforce or skills otherwise gained. RPL  is available to all learners who believe they can demonstrate training and competency in units within the course. The learner will be required to complete a separate application and produce a complete portfolio of experience, knowledge and qualifications (whether formal or informal), as well as undertaking a formal interview with the assessor.  If you wish to  make application for RPL, you will need to speak with the Trainer / Course Coordinator.



The core unit VU22886 Teach dogs complex skills must be successfully completed prior to completing specialised electives.

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The 22542VIC Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training is Nationally Accredited under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). The course is suitable for those who are looking for a career in dog training and / or to enhance the personal skills and knowledge of those currently working in the industry. This course is run in conjunction with the National Dog Trainers Federation and additional information can be found on the NDTF website.

Fees and Charges


Delivery Method


Recognition of Prior Learning


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