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  • Certificate III Pet Grooming

Theory is done through the Heiniger Academy

Once you have applied with Heiniger and done your theory work with them, you will have a handbook that required 10 grooms to be completed with your practical work that is to be signed off by a certified salon (one of them is us of course but there is a list of others if you would like a choice). You just need to book in with us when you are ready. For the Cert III we charge $150 per day for practical work, capped at $2000. Ideally you should be able to complete 2-3 full grooms in a full day (from 9:30am-3pm), possibly more depending on how fast you are at learning but just think of that as an average idea you can go by.

You then send that back to Heiniger who will finalise and should you pass, be provided with your Certificate III in Grooming. This is a Nationally Recognised Certificate.

  • TRADE Certificate IV Dog Grooming Course Dates – Cost: $3,000*

Semi correspondence. With 12 months to complete the course from the start date of your enrollment, your theory work will be done online while your practical work (140 hours required and logbook to be completed) will be done with Isabel’s Dog Grooming at a time that is convenient to you during our work hours.

All theory and practical work is done with us, theory is done online and once that is complete, you book in your days for your practical work. There is no extra cost for your practical work as its all one lump sum when you pay. Your practical work will take a lot longer as it completes everything you need to know about dog grooming from pet clips, running a salon, grooming competitions and all styles/grooms.

You will be required to complete the half day first aid for dogs course and this cost is included in with your cost and you will learn how to perform CPR on our dog Casper (our CPR doggo dummy) and get a separate certificate for attending this. The certificate IV is a Trade Certificate only, meaning it is not nationally recognised.

  • Dog First Aid Course Dates. Cost: $150

Sunday 9 August, 2020 1pm – 4pm

  • One on One with your own pooch –  Cost: $150 per hour

Expression of interest – Please email

If you are wanting to learn to groom your own pooch at home then this is the session you want! This One on One with your own pooch is an opportunity for you to learn to groom your own dog at home. You will bring your dog into the salon and bring your grooming equipment (if you have any already, if not, we offer a student package from Heiniger for $650, valued over $1000). You will learn all you need to be able to groom your pooch at home.

  • Information sessions.

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* – Reassessment fee beyond time frame and hours costs $200 per assessment (per dog)


Your trainers and assessors are fully qualified in training and assessing, dog grooming, first aid and business certificates. This is NOT a registered training organisation.

List of students who have completed their Cert IV in Dog Grooming with us:

Caitlin Howship - Grooming from own salon in Adelaide, S.A
Jo Shannon
Julie Dennis - Now grooming as Tickle Pink Poodle in Torrens
Debbie Hart - Now grooming as Bark Royal Dog Spa and Day Care in Nicholls
Julie Fraser - Now grooming Snip Dog Grooming Studio in Gordon
Lisa Rourke - Now grooming at Snip Dog Grooming Studio in Gordon
Jade Hutcheson - Jade's Dog Grooming
10 Students currently enrolled and still completing the course and once completed and qualified, they will be added to the list above.

Our Address

  • 32 - 36 Colbee Court
    Phillip Canberra, ACT
  • 6260 4262 - For Call

School Hours

  • Tuesday : 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday : 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday : 9am - 5pm
  • Friday : 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday - Monday : Closed

Our Location

Isabel's Grooming School is located in the same building and next door to Isabel's Dog Grooming Salon. 32-36 Colbee Court PHILLIP ACT 2606

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