International Students
ACM20117 CRICOS 0101820
DENTOS Pet Stylist Academy RTO 2875

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is an ideal entry point into the animal care and management industry. This qualification prepares students for entry into sectors of the animal care and management industry, where workers provide care for animals in workplaces such as pet shops, animal shelters, kennels, catteries, groomers, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics.

This course will give you an introduction to the animal care industry and teach you how to conduct animal care work practices in an ethical and humane manner. Learn how to complete animal care hygiene routines, feed and water animals, provide basic first aid, and assist in the health care of animals. You'll also gain essential workplace skills in effective workplace communication, workplace health and safety, and environmentally sustainable work practices.

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is a pathway into other qualifications such as the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

The curriculum has been designed to ensure that the students perform in a skillful, responsible, and professional manner and that their scope of knowledge provides a pathway into the pet industry or into further study. 

Unlike other Certificate II Animal Studies courses, all work placement is completed at the Dentos Pet Stylist Academy working in pet retail, doggy daycare and also the grooming salon.

Subjects covered in the qualification:

  • Working in the Pet Industry

  • Dog Breeds and Coat Types

  • Dog Anatomy and Behaviours

  • Diseases and Infection control

  • WH&S

  • Animal behaviour and handling

  • Feed and Water Animals

  • Customer Service and Relations

  • Pet First Aid

  • Bathing and Drying different coat types


Work in the animal care industry
Participate in workplace communications
Complete animal care hygiene routines
Feed and water animals
Assist in health care of animals
Provide basic first aid for animals
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Participate in workplace health and safety processes

Provide reception services for an animal care facility
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work
Provide basic care of domestic dogs

Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services














Course Information


Course Dates 2020:

  • 6th January - 17th January

  • 3rd February - 14th February

  • 9th March - 20th March

  • 27th April - 8th May

  • 1st June - 12th June

  • 20th July - 31st July

  • 24th August - 4th September

  • 6th October - 16th October

  • 2nd November - 13th November


Course Duration:

Tourist Visa

Theory - Self Paced (Online)

Practical - 2 Weeks at Academy

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


Working Holiday Visa

Theory - Self Paced (Online)

Practical - 2 Weeks at Academy

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

Student Visa

Theory - Self Paced (Online)

Practical - 8 Weeks at Academy

* Additional time allocated for students to attend English lessons (additional cost) to ensure they reach the minimum English standard prior to attending the training block.


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.