ANCN1016 – Diploma in Dog Grooming

Become a Professional Dog Groomer!

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 Diploma will be for you. To begin with, you will learn about the care requirements of dogs, and all about their health. Then, in the second portion, you will be introduced to concepts and facts which are crucial to any groomer. With this Diploma, you will be an attractive candidate as a grooming apprentice, and can commence practical experience with confidence.


Completing this course will be the first step toward a new and exciting career working with dogs.

Rated 4.53 out of 5 based on 32 customer ratings
(32 customer reviews)
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32 reviews for ANCN1016 – Diploma in Dog Grooming

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Course content is great

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lauren Gow


  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julie Bradley


  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dione Carter

    the course content in interesting and beneficial, tutors are good to speak to as well.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nakita De Nicker

    I start the coursebecause I got involved as a petminder and want to have the understanding of how to bath the dogs before returning to it owner. I did acouple of assignments and wasn’t sure why my assignments wasn’t submitted when I thought it was. I then was having a lot of trouble with my laptop and internet. I didn’t realise I was removed from doing my course once my laptop and internet was up and running properly. I had to contact academy adn they allowed me to do my course online and gave me a timeframe when I need it done by. I was very happy with it. I then finally figured out how to submit my assignments and got feedback. And then had trouble with questions and waiting for a reply to help on how to answer the question.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kylie Cole

    Im finding it all great but I dropped out because it was getting to hard

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dorlene Haidar

    Learnt allot

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Crystal Oakden-Hall

    Great course, nice people to talk to.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Taylor

    I’ve heard good things about the Career Academy and they were running the course I wanted to do. I really enjoyed this course!

  10. Rated 3 out of 5

    Alyssa Callaghan

    I have just started today so I have yet to find out, but I am so happy there is an online course through the Career Academy to do a dog grooming course as the only institute there is, is in Auckland. I am in Levin, so I am happy to have access to this online course.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Natalie Winter

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

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Tarsha Adcock

    I’m definitely enjoying this course; I’m working with a dog groomer who is training me at the moment so I’m able to apply what I’m learning in the course directly into my work. I really enjoy having the course as well as the practical aspect, as it feels like I am getting a full training experience.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    Owen Horn

    I’m on the first topic and it’s going well. Some of it’s easy, some of it’s difficult. No complaints.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent course, easy to navigate through and the content was quite helpful for me. The tutors gave good feedback as well.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lesley Ryan

    It’s great, the content is really interesting. When I run into an issue it takes a little while for the tutors to get back to me.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Loretta Lee

    Great course!

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lesley Jones

    Interesting content, really big on animals so it’s quite interesting to learn about dog grooming more in depth.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna Johnston

    I’m an avid animal lover so I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve learned so far!

  19. Rated 3 out of 5

    Alicia Davis

    Done one assignment so far. The questions are a bit vague but the tutor left some notes which was helpful.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jade Brown

    Just started and it’s going good! Pretty easy so far, not as hard as I thought it would be. Good communication.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna Johnston

    I’m an avid animal lover so I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve learned so far!

  22. Rated 4 out of 5

    Owen Horn

    The wording of some of the questions is a bit hard to decipher. Doing it on my own so far so haven’t worked with the tutor yet.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jade Brown

    Just started and it’s going good! Pretty easy so far, not as hard as I thought it would be. Good communication.

  24. Rated 4 out of 5

    Logan Shute

    Great really enjoying it

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessie Fei

    Thanks for your help!

  26. Rated 4 out of 5

    Keaton Wells

    It’s awesome – replied fast easy answer to understand 🙂
    Knew exactly what I was talking about and helped me fix my problem 🙂

  27. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rachel McEvoy

    quick email reply.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jenny Sharpe

    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.

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Key benefits

  • Understand the basic care of dogs, including nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and preventative health care.
  • Learn about key concepts which are required by dog groomers including basic anatomy, hygiene, tools & equipment and handling.
  • Get your foot in the door of the growing grooming industry.
  • Gain a diploma which has been developed by grooming experts.

Eden – Animal Care Tutor

Eden loves animals, and thought that The Career Academy would be the perfect place to help others grow their passion for animals as well. During her study at Unitec – Eden spent some time studying the fascinating behaviour of the baboons at Auckland Zoo. Fortunately, the other tutors at The Career Academy are both friendlier and better behaved, and she loves the community spirit around the office.

Of course, it’s the students that make it worth getting up in the morning. ‘It’s awesome when students add their own experiences to their assignments,’ and she especially loves to hear the stories about people’s pets.

When the last assignment is marked, Eden relaxes with horse riding and reading (but thankfully not at the same time).

Rachel – Animal Care Tutor

Rachel has over 20 years experience in the animal industry. She has owned her own grooming business and worked in a number of veterinary clinics throughout Melbourne. She has trained and been a mentor for many people who wished to learn to groom their own dogs and become professional dog groomers. Rachel is all about positive handling techniques and loves to see people succeed and follow their passion for working with animals.

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What our students say

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


★★★★★ “Excellent course, easy to navigate through and the content was quite helpful for me. The tutors gave good feedback as well.”

Course summary

Investment:  $995 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan. Get started now by clicking here.


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


Access: You will have access to the course content for up to 12 months or until you complete


Delivery: Online with tutor support via email or phone


Course Level: 6

This course covers 19 modules

Certificate in Caring for Dogs

ANCG149 – Introduction to Dog Care
ANCG114 – Canine Biology
ANCG125 – Dog Health – Part 1
ANCG126 – Dog Health – Part 2
ANCG131 – Exploring Dog Breeds
ANCG124 – Dog Breeding
ANCG123 – Dog Behaviour and Training
ANCG137 – Grooming Dogs
ANCG154 – Other Dog Services


Certificate in Dog Grooming

ANCG163 – Scope and Nature of Grooming Animals
ANCG103 – Animal Biology
ANCG116 – Care of the Coat and Skin
ANCG136 – Dog Grooming Techniques
ANCG138 – Grooming Other Types of Animals
ANCG155 – Other Grooming Tasks
ANCG141 – Handling Animals During Grooming
ANCG165 – Show Grooming
ANCG139 – Grooming Safety
ANCG168 – The Business of Grooming


The Career Academy donates 15% of your course profits to the SPCA

The Career Academy Supports the SPCA with our Online Animal Care Courses

Take a look at what you’ll be learning in our Dog Grooming Pathway!

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