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How to Become a Dog Groomer in Australia?

This might be the best decision you’ve ever made! If you’re an animal-lover, becoming a dog groomer is one sure way to spend your working day with furry friends. Not only do you get to spend your day with animals, but no profession is more rewarding than one where everyone thinks your work is adorable. Simply, if you love dogs, this will be the ideal job for you!

Dog grooming is a wonderful career that allows you to spend time with dogs while also making them look their best. It’s rewarding work, but it can be tricky to know where to start. This blog post will go through the paths into the profession and anybody interested in becoming a dog groomer should have all of the information they need to decide whether or not this is the right job for them! Let’s get this ball rolling!

Where to start your dog grooming journey

Whether you want to work for yourself or for an animal grooming business, the best way to break into the industry is through education and training. Dog grooming courses are designed to teach you the skills needed for grooming, showing and handling a dog. Depending on how much hands-on experience or theory-based learning is wanted, there are a few types of courses offered.

Accredited or non-accredited?

First of all, you should decide if you want a professional qualification in dog grooming or some basic training. 

Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming)

The Certificate III in Pet Grooming course allows students to obtain hands-on experience dealing with animals while being closely supervised by experienced industry experts. The certificate prepares students to work in this expanding profession, where graduates can find work in pet stores, kennels, vets, boarding kennels and grooming salons.

Students who complete the course will be qualified to work as a Dog Groomer, Assistant Dog Groomer, and Receptionist/Administration Officer in the industry. The course duration is usually between 6 to 9 months. 

Non-accredited course

Pet Certified Australia educates individuals by providing them with the knowledge they need to be successful professionals in the pet industry. We provide non-accredited dog grooming training to newcomers who want to get their foot in the door. Our five-day Salon Assistant practical training course is designed for newcomers to the pet grooming industry, with graduates able to find work as support staff or in a mobile wash trailer.

Alternatively, our Career Start course is intended for those who want to acquire a dog grooming certification and start a career or business in the pet grooming industry. The training is delivered as a 4-week practical intensive course by Pet Certified Australia and K9 Chic. You’ll learn how to groom pets in a controlled, live pet salon setting to gain first-hand skills and knowledge to get started in the profession.

Pet Certified Australia’s team is passionate about pets and the people who care for them. Our mission is to educate, train and develop the modern workforce in the pet industry. Training and education is a journey and a requirement for a career in the pet industry, contact our team today for more information on our vet nursing courses and how we can best assist you on your journey towards your passion. 

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