Advanced Certificate in Dog Grooming

Become a Professional Dog Groomer!

  • Whether you’ve already got some experience in grooming and want to increase your knowledge base, or you want to get your foot in the door as a grooming apprentice, this Advanced Certificate will be for you.
  • To begin with, you will learn about the care requirements of dogs, and all about their health.
  • Then, in the second portion, you will be introduced to concepts and facts which are crucial to any groomer.
  • With this Advanced Certificate, you will be an attractive candidate as a grooming apprentice, and can commence practical experience with confidence.
  • Completing this course will be the first step toward a new and exciting career working with dogs.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Gain an advanced certificate which has been developed by grooming experts
  • Understand the basic care of dogs, including nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and preventative health care.
  • Learn about key concepts which are required by dog groomers including basic anatomy, hygiene, tools & equipment and handling.
  • Get your foot in the door of the growing grooming industry.
  • Learn online, at your own pace, with tutor support by phone and email
  • Flexible online study – work at your own pace in your own time. We can work around you!

Course Summary

Investment:  $995 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan

 

Assessments: 19 modules / 19 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments

 

Duration: 200 hours (approximately 10 hours per module).  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week

 

Start date: Get instant access within 1 business day.

 

Access: You will have access to the course content for up to 12 months or until you complete

 

Delivery: Online with tutor support via email or phone

Certificate in Caring for Dogs
ANCG139 Introduction to Dog Care
ANCG114 Canine Biology
ANCG125 Dog Health – Part One
ANCG126 Dog Health – Part Two
ANCG131 Exploring Dog Breeds
ANCG124 Dog Breeding
ANCG123 Dog Behaviour and Training
ANCG137 Grooming Dogs
ANCG154 Other Dog Services

Certificate in Dog and Pet Grooming
ANCG163 Scope and Nature of Grooming Animals
ANCG103 Animal Biology
ANCG116 Care of the Coat and Skin
ANCG136 Dog Grooming Techniques
ANCG138 Grooming Other Types of Animals
ANCG155 Other Grooming Tasks
ANCG141 Handling Animals During Grooming
ANCG165 Show Grooming
ANCG139 Grooming Safety
ANCG168 The Business of Grooming

Our free course guide contains detailed information about each course modules and how it will help you advance your skills.

Potential Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s Animal Care graduates regularly start their own businesses. Graduates have also been employed in various animal care businesses. On completion of this course, you may be able to apply for jobs such as:

  • Pet Shop staff member
  • Animal Trainer
  • Groomer

*Students will need to gain practical exprience not offered by The Career Academy to obtain Animal Trainer & Groomer positions.

Career Projections

The availability of Animal Care-related roles in Australia is expected to increase resulting in 12,000+ job openings over the next 5 years. The salary ranges for Animal Care related work is between $32,351 – $53,242 per year. Animal Carers tend to work in Arts and Recreation Services, Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation Industries.

Sources: The Department of Education, Pay Scale Australia

Receive unlimited support from experienced professionals. Our tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. Students receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

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Rachel (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)

Rachel has over 20 years’ experience in the animal industry. She has owned her own grooming and training business and worked in a number of veterinary clinics throughout Melbourne. She has trained and been a mentor for many people who wished to learn to become professional dog groomers. Rachel is all about positive handling techniques and loves to see people succeed and follow their passion for working with animals.

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Eden (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)

Eden loves animals and thought that The Career Academy would be the perfect place to help others grow their passion for animals as well. During her study at Unitec – Eden spent some time studying the fascinating behaviour of the baboons at Auckland Zoo. Fortunately, the other tutors at The Career Academy are both friendlier and better behaved, and she loves the community spirit around the office.

Of course, it’s the students that make it worth getting up in the morning. ‘It’s awesome when students add their own experiences to their assignments,’ and she especially loves to hear the stories about people’s pets.

When the last assignment is marked, Eden relaxes with horse riding and reading (but thankfully not at the same time).

What our students say

★★★★★ “I’ve heard good things about the Career Academy…  I really enjoyed this course!” – Rebecca Taylor

 

★★★★★ “The course is very comprehensive and the tutor’s comments are very helpful. My assignment results come back super quickly!” – Natalie Winter

 

★★★★★ “I decided to enrol with The Career Academy because I needed a course I could do from home. A bit more on grooming dogs would have been invaluable as that’s the field I wish to take but in saying that I really enjoyed learning about the other aspects of this course and looking forward to doing more studies through you, I would like more info packs on dog grooming courses please. Still excellent overall.” – Jenny Sharpe

Course Modules

Certificate in Caring for Dogs
ANCG139 Introduction to Dog Care
ANCG114 Canine Biology
ANCG125 Dog Health – Part One
ANCG126 Dog Health – Part Two
ANCG131 Exploring Dog Breeds
ANCG124 Dog Breeding
ANCG123 Dog Behaviour and Training
ANCG137 Grooming Dogs
ANCG154 Other Dog Services

Certificate in Dog and Pet Grooming
ANCG163 Scope and Nature of Grooming Animals
ANCG103 Animal Biology
ANCG116 Care of the Coat and Skin
ANCG136 Dog Grooming Techniques
ANCG138 Grooming Other Types of Animals
ANCG155 Other Grooming Tasks
ANCG141 Handling Animals During Grooming
ANCG165 Show Grooming
ANCG139 Grooming Safety
ANCG168 The Business of Grooming

Our free course guide contains detailed information about each course modules and how it will help you advance your skills.

Potential Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s Animal Care graduates regularly start their own businesses. Graduates have also been employed in various animal care businesses. On completion of this course, you may be able to apply for jobs such as:

  • Pet Shop staff member
  • Animal Trainer
  • Groomer

*Students will need to gain practical exprience not offered by The Career Academy to obtain Animal Trainer & Groomer positions.

Career Projections

The availability of Animal Care-related roles in Australia is expected to increase resulting in 12,000+ job openings over the next 5 years. The salary ranges for Animal Care related work is between $32,351 – $53,242 per year. Animal Carers tend to work in Arts and Recreation Services, Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation Industries.

Sources: The Department of Education, Pay Scale Australia

What our students say

★★★★★ “I’ve heard good things about the Career Academy…  I really enjoyed this course!” – Rebecca Taylor

 

★★★★★ “The course is very comprehensive and the tutor’s comments are very helpful. My assignment results come back super quickly!” – Natalie Winter

 

★★★★★ “I decided to enrol with The Career Academy because I needed a course I could do from home. A bit more on grooming dogs would have been invaluable as that’s the field I wish to take but in saying that I really enjoyed learning about the other aspects of this course and looking forward to doing more studies through you, I would like more info packs on dog grooming courses please. Still excellent overall.” – Jenny Sharpe

Take a look at what you’ll be learning in our Dog Grooming Pathway!

Receive Unlimited Support From Experienced Professionals

Our tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. Students receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

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Eden (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)

I am finding the material in this course very helpful and most interesting. The best part is the positive feedback and support that I have received from my tutors Rachael and Eden. Can’t wait to study something new.

Joshua S

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Rachel (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)

Really enjoying my course. The feedback is great. My tutor Rachel is wonderful and always there if I need her. I'm working on my last assignment now and considering taking another course.

Sinead

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