Dog Grooming Courses

According to the Australian Governments’ Job Outlook Initiative, the Animal Attendants and Trainers industry is set to have strong growth over the next 5 years. There are currently 22,200 workers in the industry and by 2022, that number is expected to be around 24,800. This means we will see an increase in jobs available and market demand will be going up. If you’ve ever wanted to work with animals or specifically in dog grooming, now is an excellent time to begin your career with what’s on the horizon. Please see our list of dog grooming courses below.

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Certificate in Canine Care and Training

(Study Method: Online)

The Certificate in Canine Care and Training will teach you the skills and knowledge necessary to work with dogs as well as how canine animals think and communicate, how to care for your canine through nutrition, exercise and hygiene, along with learning how to be able to provide effective practical training for them. This course also covers canine anatomy and history, including vaccinations, diseases, and first aid.

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Professional Dog Grooming Certificate

(Study Method: Online)

The Professional Dog Grooming Certificate will teach you how to groom all types of dogs and equip you with the skills necessary to work in a pet salon or start your own dog grooming business. You’ll learn about dog physiology, behaviour, handling, and more.

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Certificate in Pet Care and Veterinary Assistance

(Study Method: Online)

Learn how to facilitate both emergency and routine care to animals working closely with a Veterinarian. You will gain the skill set and knowledge that will equip you to work within various roles in the field; Performing tasks such as administering medications, feeding animals, monitoring their weight, cage cleaning and nursing animals back to health after procedures.

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Certificate in Dog Psychology Behaviour and Training

(Study Method: Online)

Learn everything about medical practice reception responsibilities, customer service skills, writing and preparing documents, using office software, and more.

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Jobs and Salaries for Dog Groomers

As mentioned above the Animal Attendants and Trainers industry is set to have strong growth over the next 5 years. The Australian Government have also said that there will be around 18,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created. (This number is significantly large for this industry.)

Here are some current jobs stats from the Australian Governments’ Job Outlook Initiative on the industry at the moment:

  • Current Industry Size: This is a medium-sized occupation.
  • Locations: Animal Attendants and Trainers work in most regions of Australia. NSW is the largest (31%)
  • Full-Time Earnings: Full-time workers in this industry earn around $957 per week averaging around $49,764 per year. (This is below the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as your experience grows.
  • Employment Status: More than half of people that work in this industry work full-time (50.8%, similar to the all jobs average of 68.4%), however, there are many opportunities for workers to go part-time.
  • Working Hours: Full-time workers will spend around 44.7 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
  • Average Age Bracket: The average age of a worker in this industry is 39 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (25.4%).
  • Gender: 71.1% of workers are females (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).