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.

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Why Choose Us?

  • 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
  • Flexible online study – work at your own pace in your own time and receive unlimited one-on-one tutor support
  • Gain a certificate which has been developed by industry experts.
  • We donate to the RSPCA for every student who completes this course

Course summary

Investment:  $1,795 + GST or from 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.

 

Start date: Get instant access within 1 business day.

 

Access time: We allow up to 12 months access to this course.

 

Delivery and support: Online with unlimited 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
Bonus section Dog Grooming Training Videos

Start Your Own Business

ABKA201 Starting Up
ABKG186 Preparing your Business Plan
MGTG129 Marketing and Social Media
ABKA122 Budgeting, Forecasting, and Cashflow Management
ABKG185 Planning for Profit
ABKA214 Fundamentals of Payroll
ABKA133 Understanding GST
ABKA189 Financial Statement Analysis
One hour of one-to-one mentoring with a Business Coach

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).

Our students say

★★★★★ “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

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
Bonus section Dog Grooming Training Videos

Start Your Own Business

ABKA201 Starting Up
ABKG186 Preparing your Business Plan
MGTG129 Marketing and Social Media
ABKA122 Budgeting, Forecasting, and Cashflow Management
ABKG185 Planning for Profit
ABKA214 Fundamentals of Payroll
ABKA133 Understanding GST
ABKA189 Financial Statement Analysis
One hour of one-to-one mentoring with a Business Coach

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

Our students say

★★★★★ “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

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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