Dog Grooming Business Pathway
Fast Track Your Dog Grooming Business Start Up!
If you love canines, and want to work for yourself, what could be better than owning your own dog grooming business? This pathway is made up of four sections. To begin with, you will learn about the care requirements of dogs, and all about their health. Then, in the second, you will be introduced to concepts and facts which are crucial to any groomer. In the third section, you will move on to the “start your own business” course, in which you will learn essential business startup skills and get support from an experienced business coach. Finally, you will receive one-to-one videos from an expert groomer. From here, 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
- Discover the basic skills needed when starting your own business
- Receive one to one mentoring with a Business Coach and gain access to one-to-one Dog Grooming videos
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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.
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.
Rachel – Animal Care Tutor
Rachel has over 20 years experience in the animal industry. She has owned her own grooming 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 groom their own dogs and 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.
Investment: $1,750 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest FREE payment plan.
Pre-requisites: None. Enrol today and start when you are ready
Duration: 280 hours (approximately 10 hours per module). Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.
Access time: We allow up to 12 months access to this course.
Delivery and support: Online with unlimited tutor support via email or phone
Covering four modules
Certificate in caring for dogs
ANCG149 – Introduction to Dog Care
ANCG114 – Canine Biology
ANCG125 – Dog Health – Part 1
ANCG126 – Dog Health – Part 2
ANCG131 – Exploring Dog Breeds
ANCG124 – Dog Breeding
ANCG123 – Dog Behaviour and Training
ANCG137 – Grooming Dogs
ANCG154 – Other Dog Services
Certificate in Dog 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
Start your own business
ABKN201 – Starting Up
ABKG186 – Preparing your Business Plan
MGTG129 – Marketing and Social Media
ABKN122 – Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
ABKG185 – Planning for Profit
ABKN214 – Fundamentals of Payroll
ABKN133 – Understanding GST
ABKN189 – Financial Statement Analysis
Private video sessions covering
- Dog Washing
- Brushing and Combing
- Clipping and Trimming
- Advice on Starting a Business / Getting Your First Step on the Dog Grooming Rung
One to one mentoring with a business coach.
★★★★★ “Very impressed with the course, it made a lot of sense. My tutor is always there to help whenever I need it!” – Harriet Gregory
★★★★★ “Tutors are very helpful and make contact really quickly.” – Helen Alty
Receive a one-on-one session with a business coach!
Sarah is a fully accredited life coach, psychologist and trainer who has many years of experience across sectors. Sarah is an international writer and has been published in high profile magazines such as CEO magazine, World Economic Forum, and other business magazines. She is an organisational trainer and has coached and counselled individuals and groups in both the public and third sector. She is committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed in their business.
This Pathway Program includes one to one mentoring from one of our very experienced and knowledgeable business mentors, Declan Scott. Declan has a significant amount of business and coaching experience. He is a University Lecturer and a facilitator. He has run several small businesses and enjoys helping students set up their own successful ventures.
Caroline is a successful entrepreneur and founder of the Jaymen Group Ltd. She is passionate about helping aspiring entrepreneurs, running several of her own businesses while coaching start-ups, including a niche recruitment platform, a brand and PR agency, and an education consultancy. She is regularly sought after for her expertise as a consultant and has featured in CEO magazine and Inside Small Business.