Next Intake:
Domestic Student
Course Duration

Online + 2 weeks


Up to 12 months

Class Days

Mon - Fri

Class Time

9am - 4pm

Work Placement

80 hours

Course Fee


*Course Fees include Enrolment fee and Material fee

Entry Requirement

Year 10 High School certificate or equivalent OR Certificate IV in a relevant qualification OR Mature aged student

International Student [Currently unable to accept International Student]
Course Duration
Full Time
Working Holiday Visa - Blended
Class Days
Class Time
Work Placement
Course Fee
*Course Fees include Enrolment fee and Material fee

Entry Requirement

IELTS Language Score of 5.0 or equivalent

Dog Grooming
ACM20117 Certificate II
Animal Studies
CRICOS Code 0101820

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.

Some of subjects covered in the qualification:

  • Dog Breeds and Coat Types
  • Dog Anatomy
  • Animal Welfare and Handling
  • Canine Behaviour & Psychology
  • Pet First Aid

This qualification will be delivered by Dentos Pet Stylist Academy (RTO provider code 2875, CRICOS Code 01854A). Dentos Pet Stylist Academywill issue your qualification upon successful completion of your course. Please see Terms & Conditions for further details.

Units of Study

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

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