Is taking care of our four-legged friends your calling?
If so, our pet grooming course provides comprehensive training in all the fundamental aspects of pet grooming services. You can study this course as an on campus student - or as a trainee. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to work as a pet grooming attendant, be confident with salon reception and housekeeping duties, and learn how to successfully bath, brush, trim and perform other grooming services for domestic pets, usually dogs but sometimes also cats.
In practical and theory classes you’ll learn about:
You’ll also develop excellent customer service skills and have the ability to demonstrate a high standard of cleanliness and professionalism.
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14 Jul 2020 at 02:00PM AEST
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February, April and July
Full time: 6 months (4 days per week)
Part time: available with flexible course lengths and options (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
Successful completion of our pet grooming course will open up a range of opportunities in pet retail shops, grooming salons and boarding facilities; animal rescue centres and training facilities; and veterinary clinics. Once you have enough professional experience, you may even decide to open and operate your own pet grooming business.
To study this course you must have:
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
VTAC and direct entry
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
After successful completion, you can apply to studying in related animal studies courses including:
Credit transfers may apply.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Government Subsidised Concessions||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$80||$80||$80|
|Retain Course Items||$150||$150||$150|
|Total Course Estimate||$2,132||$4,973||$9,663|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$2,132||$4,973||$9,663|
Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 16 units (including 8 core and 8 electives).
Some core units are prerequisites for other units. If you are unsuccessful in completing the prerequisite units, you will be required to repeat these before continuing to the other units.
ACMGRM301: Perform dog grooms on different coat types - prerequisite requirements include ACMCAS306: Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort and ACMCAS307: Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services.
ACMGRM302: Perform a crossbreed clip - prerequisite requirements include ACMCAS306: Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort, ACMCAS307: Provide companion animal hydro-bathing services and ACMGRM301: Perform dog grooms on different coat types.
Is this the course for you?
Enrol now or enquire about this course.