We have partnered with a Registered Training Organisation, Heiniger Academy, to offer a nationally accredited Certificate III in Animal Care Services and Pet Grooming. Participants completing the Certificate training also have the option to progress to higher qualifications where they can learn advanced techniques such as breed specific clips and more elaborate cutting styles.

Course Pricing


Includes certification +  igroomhub subscription (free 6 month subscription*)

Course Length

5 weeks

Practical training

Class Size

3 Students

Limited places available

About Petbarn Grooming Academy

Through the Petbarn Grooming Academy you will learn not only the practical skills needed to complete grooming services across different breeds and coats types, but also safe work practices, pet first aid, dog anatomy and dog psychology whilst gaining hands on experience in one of our professional salons. Our course has been designed to accommodate the practical learning needs to complete your practical assessment requirements. Heiniger Academy will provide your course literature and you will complete your assessments for accreditation during your training. At the Petbarn Grooming Academy, our practical ‘hands-on’ training offers learners a personalised and structured professional Industry specific course in dog grooming, and is suited for those:

  • entering the Industry,
  • wanting to attain qualifications, or
  • wanting to further develop their skill set

Course Information

Course Length

5-week 'hands-on' intensive practical training (Monday to Friday).

Class Size

3 students per class
Limited places available.
Small class sizes ensure there is enough time for 1-on-1 training.


Courses will initially be available in:

  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth

Course Qualifications

Certificate III in Animal Care Services and Pet Grooming (ACM30122)

Our Course is a combination of both theory and practical training including assessment. The training is delivered in a ‘live’ salon environment, where students will learn:

  • Safe work practices and handling skills
  • Bathing and various drying techniques
  • Performing clipping and scissoring techniques
  • Pet trims on variety of different coat types
  • Maintaining tools and equipment
  • Identifying different coat types for companion animals
  • Dog anatomy and psychology
  • applying basic first aid
  • Customer consultation
  • And more!

Learners will receive a comprehensive student workbook, have access to on-line modules and complete their practical assessments throughout the training. Heiniger will provide students a liason officer for any help with the online course content.

Graduates from the Petbarn Grooming Academy will receive an ‘in-house’ Pet Stylist certificate which will be issued on the successful completion of all criteria and assessments.

Heiniger will provide your national accreditation at the successful completion of the certificate course.

About our trainers

Our training is delivered by talented and experienced Senior Pet Stylists with more than 40 years of combined training and grooming experience. Our team is passionate, experienced and dedicated to ensuring our industry provides excellent pet care and grooming services as well as the highest standards of service excellence.


Why become a Pet Groomer?

Love dogs?

Turn your passion into a career! Pet grooming can be a fun, creative and rewarding experience both financially and personally.

With more than half of all households now owning a pet the demand for qualified groomers has never been higher. As industry leaders we feel strongly about developing highly skilled and qualified industry professionals that can safely and professionally provide grooming services to look after the needs of Australia’s ever-growing pet population.

Successful graduates from the Petbarn Grooming Academy may also be given the opportunity to join Petbarn and our network of 109 salons nationally as a Trainee Pet Stylist where you can further your practical experience and education with a team that is passionate about pets.

Want to learn more?

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns


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If you feel you are perfect for this course, please apply.