The Career Academy 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 Diploma 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 Diploma, 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.
- 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.
- Gain a diploma which has been developed by grooming experts.
For every student that completes one of our dog care courses, we make a donation to the RSPCA in Victoria. On a recent visit to the RSPCA in Melbourne we found their efforts and facilities to be incredible and we fully support them in their fight for the safety of animals. RSPCA Victoria are currently reviewing our course materials.
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★★★★★ “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
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
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
- Introduction to Dog Care
- Canine Biology
- Dog Health – Part 1
- Dog Health – Part 2
- Exploring Dog Breeds
- Dog Breeding
- Dog Behaviour and Training
- Grooming Dogs
- Other Dog Services
Dog & Pet Grooming
- Scope and Nature of Grooming Animals
- Animal Biology
- Care of the Coat and Skin
- Dog Grooming Techniques
- Grooming other types of Animals
- Other Grooming Tasks
- Handling Animals During Grooming
- Show Grooming
- Grooming Safety
- The Business of Grooming
After getting her degree in Zoology and Animal Science Kaitlyn spent time in South Africa studying Cheetahs, as well as time in Zanzibar studying the impact that tourism has on Bottlenose and Humpback dolphins. Now she’s taking what she learnt there and is passionate about passing it on to all her enthusiastic Animal and Pet Care students at The Career Academy. Fortunately, online learning means that none of our students have to get too up close and personal with a hungry cheetah.
In her free time, Kaitlyn spends her time trying to wrangle her Great Dane puppy, and is also in the Australian Army Reserves – but she doesn’t know which is a tougher job.