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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.

Intro to Pet Care


Learn to care for a variety of pets!

Designed to give a comprehensive understanding of the needs of pets, students will be adequately prepared to care for their own pets, or work with animals in refuges, charitable centres and pet stores. From cats and dogs, to fish and reptiles, this short introductory course is surprisingly comprehensive.

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Cat Psychology

Understand the behaviour of your cat.

Our online course will guide you through different behavioural patterns your cat may exhibit, from instinctive behaviour, to how they might think and react to certain situations.


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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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Tutor – Angela Anderson

Angela (final)Angela Anderson has been grooming since 2000. She runs the prestigious Angels Grooming Parlour and Angels Grooming Academy where she holds practical dog grooming training for students.  As well as being highly sort after for seminars, judging and consultancy, Angela is also the mentor and Franchisor for Jims Dog Wash. Running a busy grooming salon, grooming academy and franchises has meant Angela has vast skills and knowledge in the grooming industry. Learn more about our tutors.

Tutor – Karen Moores

KarenKaren has always been an animal lover but wasn’t always a veterinary nurse. Her career began in banking, slid into IT in the banking sector and then shifted into general management in not-for-profits. However, when she felt she needed to make a change, Karen chose a subject close to her heart. She gained most of her hands-on skills as a wildlife veterinary nurse in a sanctuary, as well as the more usual small animal work in a local clinic. She holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and a Graduate Certificate in Education. Learn more about our tutors.

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

Dog Grooming Free Scissor Kit

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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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.

Basic Horse Care

Equine Husbandry Course

How to provide the best care for horses

Learn about horse handling, the principles of feeding and watering your horse, correct grooming procedures and to manage pasture to maintain productivity. You’ll understand horse psychology, recognise what constitutes normal behaviour in your horse and learn to respond appropriately to abnormal behaviour. Studying equine behaviour will provide a foundation for informed care and training of horses.

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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.

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