Study Method Online
Institution The Career Academy
Recognition SPCA
Start Date Enrol anytime

Course overview

Get your dog grooming business off to a flying start.

If you’re looking to work for yourself, what could be better than a pathway that shows you the right way to go about it. With this course you’ll learn about the care requirements of dogs, and all about their health. You’ll be introduced to concepts and facts which are crucial to any groomer. You’ll then move onto a “start your own business” course, in which you’ll learn essential business startup skills and get great support from an experienced business coach. Plus, you’ll receive one-to-one videos from an expert groomer.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the basic care of dogs, including nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and preventative health care
  • Learn about key concepts dog groomers require, including basic anatomy, hygiene, tools & equipment and handling
  • Discover the basic skills needed when starting your own dog grooming business



Study method

  • Online Online info icon
    Online delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
  • Blended Blended info icon
    Blended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
  • In-class In-class info icon
    In class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
  • Virtual Virtual info icon
    Virtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online

Duration study load

  • Approximately 300 hours
  • You will have access to this course for up to 18 months

Course features

  • 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 that has been developed by industry experts
  • We donate to the RSPCA for every student who completes this course


  • Multiple choice
  • Short answer
  • Practical assessments


  • Enjoying the course and finding the explanations easy to understand. Love that there are different ways to test my knowledge before starting my assessments.
    Daryl-Lynn Wilken
  • The Career Academy is market-leading and the future of online learning. To date, their service has been outstanding and speaks volumes of their culture and service model. Highly recommend it for any professional/personal development. Thank you Career Academy for your continued support.

Additional information

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 is currently reviewing our course materials.


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  • Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email from experienced professionals


The Dog Grooming to Business Pathway comprises the following three programs:

ANCA1001-1Certificate in Caring for Dogs 
ANCA1007Certificate in Dog and Pet Grooming
MGTA1011Start your own Business

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Interest-free payment plans available from $25/week.

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About The Career Academy

The Career Academy is New Zealand's leading provider of online courses. Their education driven team of developers and tutors are located in Parnell, Auckland. They are committed to providing exceptional online courses and personal tutor support. The Career Academy offers a range of specialist courses to improve job performance. Their focus is on mentoring, inspiring and supporting people through training so their career or business can reap the rewards. The Career Academy’s course delivery is flexible, so their students can study with minimal disruption to their daily life. They offer flexible payment plans so anyone wanting to learn has the opportunity no matter their circumstances.

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