Diploma in Dog Grooming - ANCN1016

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Become a Professional Dog Groomer!

Our Dog Grooming Diploma combines two qualifications into one; Dog & Pet Grooming and Dog Care.

Save money by learning to groom your own pet or get a foot in the door of the fast-growing dog grooming industry. Our 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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Key benefits

  • Gain a Diploma which has been developed by Master Groomer, Angela Anderson.
  • Learn to groom pets and how to provide effective care for your pet
  • Determine the typical daily needs of an animal, both physical and psychological
  • Become a professional and qualified dog groomer
  • Gain the skills to groom your own dog, work at home, as a mobile groomer or in a salon with other qualified groomers
  • This course has been reviewed by RSPCA Victoria
  • This course has also been reviewed by the National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand

Complimentary hard copy book worth $150

This is the NEW SECOND EDITION of the book that has set the industry standard for grooming reference guides. You get step-by-step instructions and beautiful, easy to follow illustrations that have made this book a must-have for groomers and stylists world-wide. Written by esteemed stylist, speaker, and judge, Melissa Verplank (CMG) and featuring gorgeous illustrations by renowned wildlife artist Lisa Van Sweden, this amazing guide is based on Ms. Verplank's years of experience and expert grooming skills. Notes From the Grooming Table has put thousands on the path to beautiful grooming.


Course Tutor

Angela (final)Angela Anderson is a National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand Master Groomer and the first New Zealander to hold an ICMG (Internationally Certified Master Groomer) who has been grooming since 2000. She runs the prestigious Angels Grooming Parlour and Angels Grooming Academy in Massey, Auckland where she holds practical dog grooming training for students throughout New Zealand and Australia. As well as being highly sort after for seminars, judging and consultancy, Angela is also the mentor and Franchisor for Jims Dog Wash in New Zealand. Running a busy grooming salon, grooming academy and franchises has meant Angela has vast skills and knowledge in the grooming industry.


Accredited by ICOES


ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that establishes, monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

Course summary

Investment:  $995 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.

Assessments: 19 modules / 19 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Duration: 200 hours (approximately 10 hours per module).  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

Delivery: Online with tutor support via email or phone.

Course Level: 6

We Donate to SPCA on completion

What our students say:

★★★★★ "I’ve heard good things about the Career Academy...  I really enjoyed this course!" - Rebecca Taylor

★★★★★ "The course is very comprehensive and the tutor’s comments are very helpful. My assignment results come back super quickly!" - Natalie Winter

★★★★★ "I decided to enrol with The Career Academy because I needed a course I could do from home. A bit more on grooming dogs would have been invaluable as that’s the field I wish to take but in saying that I really enjoyed learning about the other aspects of this course and looking forward to doing more studies through you, I would like more info packs on dog grooming courses please. Still excellent overall." - Jenny Sharpe

This course covers 18 modules

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