Companion Animal Services & Pet Grooming
ACM30417 & ACM30617
DENTOS Pet Stylist Academy RTO 2875

Australia's FIRST Dual Qualification for the Pet Industry

Course Duration - theory & practical

Theory - Self Paced (online study)

Practical - 4 weeks at the Academy (or workplace *)

Dentos Pet Stylist Academy has uniquely embarked on developing a comprehensive course that will provide its students with a quality education. Our training program produces distinctive graduates who are able to balance essential and specialized grooming skills with a broad knowledge across the animal industry.

What is a DUAL Qualification?
A dual qualification is a nationally recognised course which combines two certificates into the one comprehensive course.

A dual qualification is designed to be studied in a shorter period of time than completing two separate qualifications, and at a reduced cost, with no loss in quality. Upon completion of the dual qualification you will receive two separate nationally accredited certificates.


What are the benefits of a DUAL Qualification?

• Obtaining two qualifications for no extra study
• Obtaining two qualifications in related areas instead of one
• Being a standout for a job interview by having two qualifications instead of one
• Employers are looking for staff that can do more with less
• You won’t have to pay for two separate courses

Students concentrate on basic pet grooming of dogs, including brushing, combing, clipping nails, cleaning ears, bathing, drying techniques, clippering and scissor finishing techniques as well as proper pattern setting for various breeds.


Emphasis is placed on perfecting grooming skills while concentrating on proper breed profile, increasing speed and efficiency while developing maximum grooming potential. The bulk of this training program is spent practicing and perfecting skills with pets under the guidance of trainers in the Pet Stylist Academy training centre.

* 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

  • WH&S

  • 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 cross breed clips 

  • Perform grooming on different coat types 


Course Information


Payment Plans:

  • Full Payment

  • Interest Free Plan

  • Direct Debit Plan

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

Course Duration:

4 Weeks (Practical Training)

* Online study is done in the students own time prior to attending the practical training.


Course Times:

Monday - Friday

9am - 4pm

Delivery Mode:

  • Blended

  • On Campus

  • RPL (Recognised Prior Learning)

Course Training:

The Pet Stylist Academy provides the training and assessment of this qualification on behalf of Dentos Pet Stylist Academy at their Broadbeach Academy


Course Materials:

All text books and online training materials are provided in the course investment.

Student handbook:

Click here to download the Student Handbook 2020

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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