Certificate in Dog & Pet Grooming

Do you want to become a dog groomer?

  • In this course, you will be introduced to concepts and facts which are crucial to any 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 Certificate will be for you.
  • With this 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?

  • 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 Certificate which has been developed by grooming experts.
  • This course has been reviewed by RSPCA Victoria
  • Flexible online study – work at your own pace in your own time and receive unlimited one-on-one tutor support
  • Receive unlimited tutor support from dog grooming experts.

Course Summary

Assessments: 10 modules / 10 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.


Pre-requisites: None. Enrol today and start when you are ready.


Duration: Approximately 140 hours.  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.


Start date: Get instant access within 1 business day.


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.


Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone.

Course Pricing:

$595.00 $297.50


or from $25 week on an Interest FREE payment plan

Covering Ten Modules

    1. Scope and Nature of Grooming Animals
    2. Animal Biology
    3. Care of the Coat and Skin
    4. Dog Grooming Techniques
    5. Grooming Other Types of Animals
  • Other Grooming Tasks
  • Handling Animals During Grooming
  • Show Grooming
  • Grooming Safety
  • The Business of Grooming

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What our students say

★★★★★ “I chose to study with the career academy to gain knowledge of dog grooming. I have enrolled in another course now which is more hands on and I feel very confident going it to it with the knowledge that I have learned. thanks you to Sam and Katie who corrected my assignments. they gave me excellent feed back which was very helpful and they gave me great confidence throughout the course. absolutely brilliant tutors, thanks again” – Aine Ryan


★★★★★ “I needed a course I could do from home… I really enjoyed learning about the other aspects of this course and looking forward to doing more studies through you… 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.


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


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.


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