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Get your career in caring for animals started with our professionally designed courses. Not only does The Career Academy provide exclusive animal psychology, grooming and training related courses, but our accredited business pathways get you on-track to opening your own animal care business.

Get the training & skillset that the industry is looking out for. Covers basic first-aid and rescue techniques, caring for farm animals, birds, fish, dogs & cats. Understand conservation, disease, and healthcare across a wide range of species. Delivered in partnership with Learning Lounge.
Our online course will teach you about canine psychology, senses and behaviour, and you’ll learn basic dog and obedience training techniques. This course will provide invaluable information for anyone who owns dogs, works with dogs currently, or plans to work with dogs in the future.
Perfect for those who want to work for themselves & start their own dog grooming business. Learn how to care for pet dogs, grooming essentials, and how to start your own business. Receive 1-to-1 mentoring from an expert dog groomer to accelerate your progress.
The Certificate in Cat Welfare offers extensive training covering all facets of cat care, behaviour, health, and management. This program is tailored to provide participants with the essential knowledge and practical skills required to maintain the well-being and happiness of the cats they care for. It prepares individuals to handle various situations and ensure optimal feline health.
Get ready to explore an exciting course that incorporates both theory and practical elements of animal care. This course is for both animal health industry professionals and animal owners.
The Certificate in Animal Health introduces you to several facets of the Animal Health sector. Understand terminology and practices used by veterinarians and learn about other businesses invested in animal health. Discover common ailments experienced by domestic animals and grasp signs and behaviours that may require treatment.
Learn about innovative ways Wildlife Conservationists identify and recover vulnerable habitats and apply your knowledge in a research project focusing on an endangered species in your area. TCA can help you build a foundation for a career as a changemaker.
Turn your love for domestic cats into a potential career path via online learning with The Career Academy. Our cat care certificate will help you understand what drives feline behaviour and how best to address health issues with a preventative mindset.
The Certificate in Wildlife Management is designed to teach you the foundations of working with wildlife. This program will give you a working knowledge of running parks and reserves, pest control, rehabilitating wildlife, as well as wildlife administration and law.
This course will teach you the fundamentals of horse care including dietary requirements, the digestive system, and grooming. It also covers pasture management and the commercial opportunities within the horse world. Whether you own a horse, are looking to start a career, or work with horses already, this course will provide you with the essential knowledge you need.
If you love canines, and want to work for yourself, what could be better than owning your own dog related business? In this course you will learn how to care for pet dogs, the theories behind training them, and finally move on to the Start Your Own Business program.
Introductory level dog grooming course. Learn the need to know key concepts required by dog groomers. Become a professional dog groomer or start your own business. Developed by dog grooming experts.
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.
If you have a great passion for animals and their well being, then this course will suit you down to the ground. It’s a course where you’ll gain vital skills and a real knowledge of how to provide the best care for companion animals.
Whether you are a responsible dog owner, you want to enter the dog care industry, or you already work in a dog care related business; this course will provide you with essential knowledge to improve your ability to care for canines. Become a skilled dog owner, improve your ability to work within the volunteer field, or gain important skills to work in any dog related industry.


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Animal care is a growing business that could provide you with a number of work opportunities. You could use The Career Academy qualifications to show prospective employers you are serious about dog training, pet grooming, wildlife management and animal care.
Yes, all of our dog grooming courses are 100% online. If you want to enter the industry as a grooming apprentice, the Diploma in Dog Grooming from The Career Academy is a great first step. 
The Diploma in Dog Grooming is a great course that gives you a broad understanding of the care of canines and prepares you to potentially start a dog grooming business of your own down the track.
With The Career Academy, this can take approximately 200 hours. You’ll have 24/7 access to your online course material and up to 12 months to complete it. With The Career Academy, this can take approximately 200 hours. You’ll have 24/7 access to your online course material and up to 12 months to complete it.