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From animal lover to expert

Explore your passion for animal care and advance your career with our globally recognised courses

Want to turn your love for animals into a rewarding career? Looking for ways to expand or kickstart your animal business?

Whether you’re ready for a career with purpose or want to give your own pets the best care possible, our internationally recognised courses can help bring your dreams to life.

Offering one-on-one guidance from day one, our practical and accredited animal courses are designed to fit in with you. With 24/7 access and flexible payment terms, you’ll get the opportunity to learn on your terms


I’ve gone from working in a pathology office to now hanging out with some super cute dogs!’ Janet’s journey is far from over, and she has big plans to take her career even further. Ultimately, she hopes to help expand her friend’s business to include mobile grooming, a must-have for many clients in today’s busy world. …Read More



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Improve your career prospects from just $25 per week. Enrol with a flexible payment plan or pay upfront and save.

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Learn the hand on techniques you need. Advance your skills with guidance and step by step learning.

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Animal care is a growing business that could provide you with a number of work opportunities. You could use The Career Academy qualifications to show prospective employers you are serious about dog training, pet grooming, wildlife management and animal care.
Yes, all of our dog grooming courses are 100% online. If you want to enter the industry as a grooming apprentice, the Diploma in Dog Grooming from The Career Academy is a great first step. 
The Diploma in Dog Grooming is a great course that gives you a broad understanding of the care of canines and prepares you to potentially start a dog grooming business of your own down the track.
With The Career Academy, this can take approximately 200 hours. You’ll have 24/7 access to your online course material and up to 12 months to complete it.
Our Animal Care courses are flexible and online, allowing you to start at any time that suits you. There’s no set start date.
To enrol with a payment plan, please visit our enrolment page or contact customer service. They will assist you in setting up a plan that fits your financial situation.

Yes, you can put your course on hold. The exact start date for next year can be determined based on your personal circumstances. Please contact us to arrange this. (0800 342 829)

Our courses are comprehensive and industry-relevant, providing you with practical skills and knowledge for animal care. However, please note that they are not NZQA approved. They are designed to give you a solid foundation in animal care, which can be beneficial for personal development or as a stepping stone to further education and training.
Yes, you have the option to pay in full. For detailed cost information for both full and weekly payments, please see individual products
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