ACM40322 Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training (Dog Training)

Have you always envisioned yourself as a professional dog trainer or an animal behaviourist? Are you passionate about understanding the behaviour of pets and helping their owners communicate with them to strengthen their bond and connection? If you seek a nationally recognised qualification that will fuel your passion and help certify you for a role in animal behaviour and training, then the ACM40322 Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training (Dog Training) is the one you’re looking for.
Course Provider
Dentos Pet Stylist Academy
(RTO 22557)
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Blended Learning (Online + Practical Training)

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Flexible Payment Plans from $39 Per Week

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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Students have up to 12 months to complete the course with self-paced study.
Blended (Online + Practical Training for 2 weeks full time)
Career Outcomes
  • Professional Dog Trainer
  • Animal Behaviourist
  • Animal Training Specialist
  • Pet Care Industry Trainer
  • Animal Shelter Behaviour Coordinator
  • Veterinary Behavioural Assistant
  • Animal Rescue Organisation Trainer
  • Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Animal Education Program Developer
  • Pet Retail Behaviour Consultant
Course Modules
  1. ACMBEH301 Identify Behaviours And Interact Safely With Animals
  2. ACMBEH402 Develop, Implement And Monitor Enrichment Strategies For Animals
  3. ACMBEH403 Evaluate Animal Conditioning Methodology And Program Design
  4. ACMBEH404 Condition Animal Behaviour
  5. ACMGEN303 Assess The Welfare Status Of An Animal
  6. ACMGEN304 Promote Positive Wellbeing In Self And Others In Animal Care Workplaces
  7. ACMGEN402 Advise On Animal Industry Compliance And Practices
  8. ACMWHS401 Maintain Workplace Health And Safety Processes
  9. ACMGEN309 Provide Basic Animal First Aid
  10. ACMGEN311 Maintain And Monitor Animal Health And Wellbeing
  11. ACMSPE316 Provide General Care Of A Domestic Dog
  12. ACMGEN315 Communicate Effectively With Clients And Team Members
  13. BSBOPS404 Implement Customer Service Strategies
  14. ACMBEH405 Provide Individual Advice On Animal Behaviour Management And Training
  15. ACMBEH406 Conduct Group Training Classes For Animal Owners Or Carers
  16. ACMBEH407 Conduct Animal Behavioural Assessments
Course Fees Include
Course Entry Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Completed Year 10 or Equivalent.
  • Access to a computer, laptop or tablet.
  • Internet access and email address.
  • Proficiency in speaking and writing in English.
  • Access to dogs for training.
  • Physically capable of restraining animals, handling animal feed and standing for extended periods of time.
Practical Training

The practical training (hands-on) is completed at the Dog Training Facility under the guidance and support of the course provider’s teachers and dog trainers for 2-weeks full time. This ensures the student is taught the hands-on skills required to become a qualified dog trainer while being guided by the team.

During the practical training, students have access to a range of dogs to work with and can practice and perfect their skills in a safe environment. Students will develop a broad array of hands-on skills pivotal for training including teaching the foundation skills and also dealing with aggressive dogs. They will learn about conditioning dogs, behaviour shaping, lifestyle obedience and positive reinforcement. Finally, the students will then be taught how to create both individual and group lessons whilst assessing the needs of the dogs and the owners.

Payment Plans

Payment Options: Upfront, Installment, or flexible payment plans from $39 per week.

Course Accreditation

Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

Course Fees

The full fee for the course fee is $6,000.

Students have a choice of payment options that best suit their financial circumstances:

Payment Plans

For your convenience the Pet Stylist Academy offers two interest-free payment plans, choose the one that best suits your lifestyle:

  • Direct Debit Option - $39 per week (36 months) - $46.50 per week (30 months) - $58 per week (24 months) - $78 per week (18 months) - $116 per week (12 months)
  • Installment Option - Pay in four (4) installments: 1st installment $1500 enrolment fee plus 3 x $1500 installments

Australian students may also be able to access government assistance through one of the following programs:

  • Youth Allowance (for students aged 16–24 years)
  • Austudy (for students aged over 25 years) 
  • ABSTUDY (for Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander students)

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Dentos Pet Stylist Academy

Pet Stylist Academy, located on the Gold Coast, stands as one of Australia's premier training centre for pet grooming and animal courses, renowned for their unwavering commitment to excellence and proven effectiveness in training techniques and educational curriculum. Since their establishment in 2013, they've been dedicated to nurturing exceptional individuals who go on to become outstanding animal services professionals. They offer a range of nationally accredited qualifications and courses that equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the dynamic animal industry. At the helm of their esteemed faculty is the internationally accredited Master Groomer, Emily Myatt, leading a team of highly awarded professionals. Pet Stylist Academy is committed to providing exceptional student support throughout their educational journey. The academy's dedicated team of instructors and mentors offer personalised guidance and assistance to students, ensuring they receive the necessary training and resources to excel in their pet styling careers. With a focus on hands-on learning, practical demonstrations, and constructive feedback, the academy empowers its students to develop their skills and confidence, fostering a supportive and nurturing learning environment. Whether it's helping students with technical challenges or offering career advice, the academy goes above and beyond to ensure each student's success and growth in the pet styling industry.
(07) 5575 2200
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