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Training Centres

Join us and be one of our Training Centres! We provide dog grooming courses in conjunction with renowned grooming academies Australia wide who ensure that students get the practical hands on training while we add value through the technical theory side of our courses.

Dog Diversity (Melbourne, VIC)

Centrally located in Seddon, Melbourne's Inner West, Dog Diversity is the brainchild of the highly skilled and talented Natalie West. It's been their mission to provide the finest Accredited Professional and Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) structured professional dog grooming courses Melbourne has to offer, in a positive, supportive and relaxed training environment. With more than 60 years of combined training and grooming experience, Dog Diversity prides itself on providing a professional, happy and calm environment for both student and animal.

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Groomer Nation Academy (Naomi Conroy)

Located in Casuarina, NSW, Groomer Nation Academy offers professional training from an experienced Groomer.

From the age of 17, Naomi has studied Vet Nursing and was lucky to work with some amazing vets during her 8 year nursing career, learning grooming on the weekends helping her mother in her mobile grooming business. Naomi started her mobile van businesses in 2000, where she studied for her IPG Masters Certification and NASH Academy diploma, all the while traveling throughout Australia and overseas to compete in grooming competitions.

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KT’s Dog and Cat Grooming Academy (Berwick, VIC)

At KT’S Dog & Cat Grooming Academy located in Berwick, Victoria, you will receive not only some of the best training within the Grooming Industry, but also Canine & Feline handling skills, styling techniques, and the latest grooming trends.

Training at KT's Dog & Cat Grooming Academy provides students with professional business skills and opportunities within the industry to ensure successful integration into the wonderful world of grooming.

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Australian Academy of Professional Pet Grooming (Sydney, NSW)

The Australian Academy of Professional Pet Grooming, located in Sydney, NSW is a Practical Based Training Facility offering personalised professional courses in dog and cat grooming and is suitable for those wanting to enter the industry and fast track their learning to the experienced groomer wanting to up grade their skills.

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International Grooming Academy

Hannah is an award winning groomer and owner of three successful grooming salons around Victoria, including International Grooming Academy in Geelong, VIC. She has spent her weekends for almost 25 years showing her multi award winning Border Collies, Standard Poodle and Lowchen.

Hannah is a master groomer in the making, having won her first Grooming Best in Show at her second ever grooming competition. She has travelled around the globe visiting countries from Croatia to the United States, to groom show dogs of various breeds including Alaskan Malamutes, Border Collies, Skye Terriers, English Springer Spaniels and Portugese Water Dogs for prestigious events such as the American Kennel Club's National Dog Show event in Orlando Florida and The World Dog Show in Leipzig, Germany to name a few.

Aside from Hannah's active involvement in the dog world she also has a multitude of qualifications ranging from a Bachelors Degree in Biological Science (Zoology) through to qualifications in Canine Behaviour, Training, Grooming and Nutrition which adds to the wealth of knowledge she is able to impart on her students.

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A Touch Of Class Grooming Salon (Boronia, VIC)

Located in Boronia, VIC, A Touch Of Class is known for its high standards and is focused on teaching the art of professional dog grooming to help you enter this rewarding industry.

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Dog Collective Co

Dog Collective Co. is located on the Gold Coast, QLD. Owner and groomer trainer Tammy has had many years experience with training groomers and mentoring them throughout their grooming journey. Having owned multiple successful grooming businesses in the past, she knows what's required from a groomer in both the mobile and salon environment.

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Elite Dog Grooming Academy

Elite Dog Grooming Academy located in Shellharbour, NSW is run by Heiniger Academy graduate, Tiarne Perkiss. Be trained in a hands on environment along side our busy salon, full of experienced and highly skilled groomers. Our goal is to help students become highly knowledgable, skilled and confident in all aspects of dog grooming allowing them to enter the ever expanding industry of animal grooming.

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Beauty and Beast Dog Grooming (Jannali, NSW)

Alicia is the owner and operator of Beauty and Beast Dog Grooming located in Jannali NSW, a very busy home salon with staff and now a Heiniger Academy Training Centre. She competed in her first grooming competition at 17 years old and has since won multiple Best in Groups in the Terrier, Gundog, Poodle and Asian Fusion classes, a total of 3 Best in Shows and a Runner up Best in Show.

Alicia has also judged many grooming competitions, runs her own seminars and workshops and gives private lessons on request. She exhibits her Bull Terrier Miniatures and Wire Fox Terrier in Confirmation Shows and goes under the Breeder Prefix of Oharna.

Alicia's formal credentials include Cert II in Animal Studies, Cert IV in Pet Styling and International Master Groomer status through the International Grooming Company.

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Cute as a Button Dog Grooming (Cairns, QLD)

Tara has been in the Pet Industry for 12 years, focusing on the Training and Development of groomers for the past 7 years. Prior to opening her Salon in Cairns, QLD in 2020, she was responsible for the education of over 150 Groomers within the grooming industry in a corporate environment.

Cute as a Button Dog Grooming offers each student one on one coaching in a quiet Salon environment, with personalised training to suit preferred learning styles. At the completion of this course students will have the skills and knowledge to perform grooms using correct animal handling techniques, selecting the right tool for the job, ensuring each pets safety and the confidence to groom a dog from start to finish.

Tara holds a Cert IV TAE, Cert IV in Pet Styling and is an Accredited Mental Health First Aid officer.

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Newcastle Grooming Academy

Located in New Lambton, NSW, Newcastle Grooming Academy offers small and intimate grooming classes, focusing on beginner and intermediate levels in a quiet environment. Trainer Hannah has been in the industry for 8 years and has helped mentor up and coming groomers within this time. Realising that this mentorship, and training groomers was a passion and direction she wanted to take her career, she set out and got her formal qualifications. Hannah has success in Salon Operations with the opening of 2 Grooming Salons and currently opening her 3rd, as well as placings with Grooming Competitions and the show world. Training alongside Hannah will certainly set your grooming career in the right direction.

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Jovy Lee Grooming Workshop

Jovy is the proud owner of Touch of Pawfection, a salon located in Hope Island, QLD. The salon specializes in fine scissor work and breed styling, catering to a discerning clientele who appreciate Jovy's commitment to excellence. Jovy took her first steps into the world of professional grooming at House of Groomer in Kuala Lumpur in 2006. She enriched her expertise at Starwood School and went on to earn several qualifications, including Certificates III and IV in Pet Grooming and Pet Styling and International Master Groomer through IGC Australia.

Jovy has several first-place awards in prestigious competitions like Mastergroom and AusGroom, across a variety of categories from Pure Breed to Salon FreeStyle. She invests in her craft by continually studying with Chinese and Japanese tutors and competing across Australia and Asia.

As she looks to the future, Jovy remains committed to learning, teaching, and, most importantly, providing exceptional care to pets through her grooming. Because at the end of the day, it’s not just about being the best in the field, but also about making the field the best it can be.

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WOOOF Dog Grooming, located in Manuka, ACT, is Canberra's premier independent salon, offering a pristine environment and state-of-the-art facilities. WOOOF Academy has partnered with Heiniger to offer students a Nationally Recognised Qualification in ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming).

As a trainee with WOOOF, you will have access to a team of certified trainers with extensive backgrounds in commercial and competition grooming, team leadership and business management. Your experience with us will include accelerated learning through small class sizes, 1-on-1 tuition to hone skills and an internship program to give you a hands-on immersion to ensure you are job-ready.

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