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Become a professional Dog Groomer!

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Dog Care

Dog Care

Learn to look after your dog and their health

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Pets are part of the family!

The Career Academy has developed a series of online courses for pet owners who want to learn how to groom and look after their pet, or to understand animal behaviour and how to train them. You can even take the opportunity to use your new skills and start a pet care or dog grooming business or advance your career in the industry. Our Dog Grooming course has been developed by National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand Master Groomer, Angela Anderson.

We Donate to the SPCA when you complete!

Dog & Pet Grooming

Become a certified groomer!

Save money by learning to groom your own pets or get a foot in the door of the pet grooming industry. Our online course covers animal handling, health and safety, caring for the skin and coat, preparing for showing and more. Become a professional pet groomer and start your own business!

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Animal Health Care


Become a Veterinary Assistant

This accredited course will help you understand animal behaviour, common health problems and basic veterinarian procedures. Understand different aspects of animal health care and get an edge over the competition. This course will improve your employment prospects and help you start on your career path towards working with animals, becoming a qualified veterinary nurse or animal technician.

Animal Behaviour

Learn about the psychology of animals

Understand animals and how to safely control them. You’ll gain a sound foundation for dealing with animals in a variety of situations and be able to put them at ease. Ideal for pet owners, breeders and pet shop staff, through to animal welfare officers, zoo workers and carers. Perfect if you want to start a career with animals.

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Dog Psychology & Training

Teach your puppy good habits!

Understanding man’s best friend is vital for responsible owners and anyone working with dogs. Our online course will teach you about canine psychology, senses and behaviour, and you’ll learn basic dog and obedience training techniques. Fantastic for dog owners, groomers, trainers etc.

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Dog Grooming Diploma

Become a professional dog groomer!

Developed by members of the National Dog Groomers Association, our accredited online course covers animal handling, health and safety, caring for the skin and coat, preparing for showing and more! We can even show you how to start your own dog grooming business.

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Wildlife Management

The Career Academy online courses

Discover a career working with Wildlife

This course is perfect for those who want to work in Wildlife Conservation or Management. It covers many different areas, from running parks and reserves to managing harvests of wildlife.

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TCA Pet and Animal Care Online Courses

TCA Pet and Animal Care Online Courses

The Career Academy is an Approved Training Organisation, certified by the New Zealand Bookkeepers Association, Xero, MYOB, Reckon, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, International Live Events Association, Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand and the Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand. The International Association for Counselling has approved us as an Education Institute Member and the Institute of Hospitality has endorsed our Hospitality & Tourism courses. We are also an Approved Training Employer, certified by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and have been approved as a CPA Australia Recognised Employer Partner. Many of our courses are Internationally accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards, which guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from an ethically run training organisation. The Career Academy is Internationally Recognised by the International Accreditation & Recognition Council and is a Registered Service Provider with NZTE Regional Business Partners Network. We are also an ICB Accredited Training Provider.