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The Pet Stylist Academy's flexible range of delivery modes gives you the option to study your way. We offer traditional on-campus study as well as blended study (hands-on and online study), and the ability to complete qualifications through recognition of prior learning (RPL).

On-Campus Study


This is the perfect option for full-time students who want to have the entire 'on campus' experience. At the Pet Stylist Academy you'll study in purpose-built facilities including workshops using industry-standard equipment, fully functioning grooming salon and training rooms. You'll also have access to libraries, kitchen and more.

Benefits of studying at The Pet Stylist Academy, Gold Coast.

  • Access to a range of facilities

  • Social and interactive aspects of studying on location.

  • Face-to-face time with your teacher(s) 

  • you'll make friends and form study groups

  • Access the entire range of student support services

  • Learning and studying with like-minded people and participating in intelligent discussions is a great learning experience.

Blended Study (Online & Hands-On)


At the Pet Stylist Academy, we believe our blended learning study option, equips students with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience to shine as a pet groomer. Blended Study incorporates both an online component (theory) and a hands-on component (practical).

Online (Theory) - Studying with the Pet Stylist Academy online, gives you access to a huge range of resources and the freedom to study anywhere, any time. Online learning is perfect for people who work full time, lead busy lives, or would rather study when it suits them. Studying online also lets you have more control of your learning by allowing you to manage your workload and set your own study deadlines.

Hands-On (Practical) - Pet Grooming is a hands-on career and the teaching that supports the learning must also include practical experiences. At the Pet Stylist Academy, we offer block and in-house training for those already in the pet grooming industry and find it difficult to take time away from their employment to attend On-Campus Study.

In-House training takes place within the students own salon or employers salon. One of our trainers will work with the student for a set period of time, teaching the required practical elements of the course, allowing the student to continue to work. This unique approach is embraced by many employers who find it hard to allow staff to leave for several weeks during times of the year.

Benefits of blended study.

  • Theory lessons taught and assessed in students own time

  • Student more engaged using a variety of teaching methods

  • Students trained and assessed within their own workplace

  • Reduced time away from workplace

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the ideal way to get recognised for your prior study and hard-earned industry experience. RPL allows you to receive credit for both the formal and non-formal learning you have completed, including industry experience and volunteer work.

If you complete your course via RPL, the qualification you will receive is no different to any other. It is still a fully-recognised qualification that you can complete in less time, and at a lower cost.

Benefits of RPL Study.

  • Save study time

  • Prepare you for a career change or promotion

  • Improve job security