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Dog Grooming Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Do you love dogs? Do you want to be a Dog Groomer? But don’t have the time or option to be in a classroom? Then this is the course for you! Learning Online in partnership with IgroomHub is proud to present the only Professional online dog grooming cert...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Start an animal daycare/dog ... +3

Dog and Pet Grooming Certificate

Are you passionate about caring for dogs? Have you always dreamed of starting your own pet grooming business, but not sure how? Do you love the idea of working with dogs (and other pets) and want to learn more about how best to care for them? Then this...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Starting your own Animal Gro... +6

Advanced Certificate in Dog Grooming

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 Advanced Certificate will be for you. To begin with, you will learn about the care...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Pet Shop staff member +2

Dog Grooming Business Pathway

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

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 ab...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Veterinary Assistant

Course Guide

A certificate iii in pet grooming consists of several units of competency. All units of competency must be completed to attain certification and qualification with some completion of elective units. 

Core competencies

  • Work effectively in the companion animal industry
  • Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort 
  • Provide basic first aid for animals
  • Perform dog grooms on different coat types 
  • Animal care hygiene routines
  • Infection control policies 


  • Capture, handle and transport companion animals
  • Provide information on companion animals, products and services 
  • Workplace health 
  • Crossbreed clip
  • Provide basic care of dogs and many more!

All recognition of prior learning (RPL) from other recognised training institutes (RTO) such as TAFE, is subject to approval before a credit transfer can be made. Assistance with tuition fees/course fees for domestic students can be provided via the Australian government through the use of vet student loan. Course fees and entry requirements can vary for local and international students depending on work experience. No licensing, legislative or certification apply to this qualification at the time of writing. 

Career Pathway

After achieving certificate ii in animal studies or previous work experience in the related industry field, candidates can complete Certificate iii (acm30617) in Pet Grooming. A Certificate iv can further enhance your skillset and make you job-ready for a variety of roles such as animal shelter supervisor, professional dog groomer, pet stylist/groomer and animal trainer. 

Why learn pet grooming courses?

If you have a genuine love and empathy for animals, then a pet grooming course is for you. As well as technical skills, a pet grooming course will give you several soft skills such as excellent customer service skills, problem-solving, planning and organising and self-management. To further enhance your understanding of the pet grooming industry, it is crucial to take note of any animal care facility that you visit and observe the various housekeeping duties, high standards of cleanliness and styling methods used. A salon reception for a dog grooming business or veterinarian facility is also a great place to get an understanding of the industry.

Delivery mode

Short courses are a great way to pick up new skills to improve personal and professional development. We offer flexible short online courses and study options. A pet grooming course can be done on a part-time or full-time basis. After successful completion of the course, candidates may gain employment and industry experience through a work placement in a variety of animal health settings such as kennels, catteries, aquariums and many more.