Theory - Self Paced (online study)
Practical - 4 weeks at the Academy (or workplace*)
You will learn the basic skills and knowledge of animal care to prepare you for work in the animal industry. This course is designed to give you exposure to the Animal Services industry.
If you love animals and the idea of working in an animal care role, this course is the ideal starting point. You’ll gain introductory skills and knowledge to care for animals in a range of environments, or to lead you to further study.
The curriculum has been designed to ensure that the students perform in a skillful, responsible, and professional manner and that their scope of knowledge creates highly qualified professionals. Under the direction and instruction of seasoned professionals, students acquire the techniques and skills necessary for competence in the field of animal industry. Practical training and handling techniques are complemented by a structured self-study program. These elements are the foundation of the course.
Fundamental to the method of instruction and content of the training is the student’s capacity for growth.
* For those working in the industry, workplace training may be available. Speak to our team to find out more.
Subjects covered in the qualification:
Dog Breeds and Coat Types
Dog Anatomy and Behaviours
Diseases and Infection control
Dog behaviour and handling
Customer Relations and Salon (or mobile) procedures
Pet First Aid
Bathing and Drying different coat types
Scissoring, also use of thinning shears
Clipping, using clippers, maintenance, using snap on combs and being able to apply on different coat lengths
Demoulting and Stripping dogs coat.
Perform grooming on different coat types
Work effectively in the companion animal industry
Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
Provide reception services for an animal care facility
Provide information on companion animals, products and services
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
Organise workplace information
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Provide enrichment for animals
Provide basic first aid for animals
Provide basic care of dogs
Complete animal care hygiene routines
Maintain and monitor animal health and well being
Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services
Perform dog grooms on different coat types
Perform a cross breed clip
Interest Free Plan
Direct Debit Plan
Course Dates 2020:
24th August - 18th September
6th October - 30th October
2nd November - 27th November
Course Dates 2021:
1st February - 26th February
1st March - 26th March
19th April - 14th May
17th May - 11th June
12th July - 6th August
16th August - 10th September
11th October - 5th November
8th November - 3rd December
4 Weeks (Practical Training)
* Online study is done in the students own time prior to attending the practical training.
Monday - Friday
9am - 4pm
RPL (Recognised Prior Learning)
The Pet Stylist Academy provides the training and assessment of this qualification on behalf of Dentos Pet Stylist Academy at their Broadbeach Academy
All text books and online training materials are provided in the course investment.
Click here to download the Student Handbook 2020