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Open attachments to see details of courses, costs and who to contact to take part. Members, if you have an event coming up, let us know and we will post it here FREE! There are LOTS of things happening and LOTS of opportunities for YOU!Just scroll down to see what’s on, in date order, or search for state or course you want in the search bar above.  

DO YOU HAVE A PET EVENT YOU WISH TO ADVERTISE TO THE PET INDUSTRY? Email us at petsaustralia@petsaustralia.org to discuss your listing!

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FULL – SUNDAY 28th May 2017 – Pet First Aid – NSW 

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bandagecommonsLearn the latest techniques for CPR, emergency wound management, Poisonings,and how to deal with disasters including heat stroke and bloat in this inte nsive one day practical course. Wide ranging and practical, this course includes what’s normal and what’s not, when to move really quickly and when to wait and observe. MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS of ACMGAS 2068 (please advise when booking that you wish to undertake formal assessment for this unit).     BRING YOUR OWN DOG (or meet ours) ! A MUST for pet owners and anyone in pet business.

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WHERE: Pet Design, Rear 225 Burns Bay Rd Lane Cove West

WHEN:  Sunday 28th May 2017

COST:  $169 (non members), $129 (members) (GST inc.) +$49 for assessment for ACMGAS 2068 as required.

CONTACT: Phone 02 8214 8653 or email Pets Australia at petsaustralia@petsaustralia with registration form.   CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS!

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SATURDAY 3rd June 2017 – Behaviour Modification & Rehabilitation of Dogs & Cats – NSW

 This one-day intensive workshop introduces students to domestic animal behaviour modification. The workshop demonstrates the techniques used by behaviourists and trainers to address common behavioural issues. This course demonstrates only those positive reinforcement techniques endorsed by the Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals.

Topics covered include – Principles of Behaviour Modification techniques,  Learning Theory, Process for Rehabilitation, Classical Conditioning & Systematic Desensitisation.

Students are encouraged to complete the seminars 162-28482 Introduction to Canine Behaviour, & 162-28483 Advanced Canine Behaviour, prior to attending this course.

WHERE: Richond TAFE, Cnr Richmond Rd & Campus Dr Richmond

COST:  $165        CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

WHEN:  Saturday 3rd June 2017 10am – 4pm

BOOK: email Helen at helen.bodill@tafensw.edu.au  (Pets Australia members get a 10% discount when booking by email!) or click on the  link in the information form  CLICK HERE

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TUESDAY 6th June – Start Your Own Pet Industry Business – NSW

Learn how to create your niche business whilst adhering to legislative, tax, and Animal Welfare requirements.

Topics covered include:
– Registering a business name
– ABN numbers
– Indemnity insurance
– Tax obligations
– Council regulations
– Industry Associations and Memberships
– How to link into Government assistance
– Paperwork and record keeping
– Current animal industry small business owner’s advice and suggestions
– Animal Welfare Legislation
– How can people find out about you and what you do?

WHERE: On the corner of Blacktown Road and Campus Drive, Richmond NSW.

On arrival look for signs that will direct you to your classroom downstairs in C Block.

COST:  $65           CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

WHEN:  Tuesday 6th June 2017 6pm – 9pm

BOOK: email Helen at helen.bodill@tafensw.edu.au or click on the  link in the information form  CLICK HERE

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TUESDAY 13th June 2017 – First Aid and Medication Techniques for Pets – NSW

This seminar will provide pet owners and people working in the animal industry with the basic tools to be able to medicate their animal successfully. Issues discussed will include basic first aid techniques, how to prepare a pet First Aid kit, bandage a wound, perform CPR and what you can do in the first few minutes that could help save an animal’s life.

Topics to be covered:
– Medicating an animal with tablets
– Applying ear drops
– Applying eye drops
– Medicating diabetic animals
– Applying bandages
– Performing CPR
– Animal restraint
– First Aid kits

WHERE: On the corner of Blacktown Road and Campus Drive, Richmond NSW.
On arrival look for signs that will direct you to your classroom in K Block

COST:  $65          CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

WHEN:  Tuesday 13th June 2017 6pm – 9pm

BOOK: email Helen at helen.bodill@tafensw.edu.au or click on the  link in the information form  CLICK HERE

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SATURDAY 17th June 2017 – Natural Therapies For Animals: Animal Massage – NSW

Learn how animal massage & natural therapies can benefit your animals, & how these practices may be applied in the home or animal workplace. Participants are encouraged to bring their own dog to the class.
Topics covered include – The history of massage & natural therapies including acupressure, cranio-sacral therapies & T Touch; Basic techniques used to discover abnormalities, to calm & relax an animal, to rid an animal’s body of toxins & stimulate circulation; & Natural therapies in animal first aid.

WHERE: J Block, Richond TAFE, Cnr Richmond Rd & Campus Dr Richmond

COST:  $165          CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

WHEN:  Saturday 17th June 2017 9.30am – 4pm

BOOK: email Helen at helen.bodill@tafensw.edu.au  (Pets Australia members get a 10% discount when booking by email!) or click on the  link in the information form  CLICK HERE

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FULL – SUNDAY 25th June 2017 – Basic Dog Grooming & Care(Home Groomingpet-design1 #101)- NSW

BRING YOUR OWN DOG (or practice on ours!) If you serious about pet ownership, or a possible career in pet grooming, you need to be at this course.  The Course is taught by a Salon owner & groomer, who works with grooming competition winners. It won’t make you a groomer, but it will get you started. See real experts in action while yoimg_7937u learn. Course includes: Certificate of Attendance, hard copy course notes, all training materials. It includes:

  • Getting an animal to sit or stand comfortably for grooming
  • Establishing a relationship so the animal trusts you to groom it
  • Dematting the professional way, with minimal damage to coat
  • Animal care techniques – cutting nails, combing, clipping sanitary areas
  • Bathing and drying techniques for animal comfort and safety

WHERE: Pet Design, Rear 225 Burns Bay Rd Lane Cove West

COST:  $499 (GST included)

WHEN:  Sunday 25th June 2017 9.00am – 5pm  PLACES STRICTLY LIMITED, FIRST IN, BEST CLIPPED!

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SUNDAY 30th July 2017 – Basic Dog Grooming & Care(Home Groomingpet-design1 #101)- NSW

BRING YOUR OWN DOG (or practice on ours!) If you serious about pet ownership, or a possible career in pet grooming, you need to be at this course.  The Course is taught by a Salon owner & groomer, who works with grooming competition winners. It won’t make you a groomer, but it will get you started. See real experts in action while yoimg_8699u learn. Course includes: Certificate of Attendance, hard copy course notes, all training materials. It includes:

  • Getting an animal to sit or stand comfortably for grooming
  • Establishing a relationship so the animal trusts you to groom it
  • Dematting the professional way, with minimal damage to coat
  • Animal care techniques – cutting nails, combing, clipping sanitary areas
  • Bathing and drying techniques for animal comfort and safety

WHERE: Pet Design, 123 Pittwater Rd Manly NSW   COST:  $499 (GST included)

WHEN:  Sunday 30th July 2017 9.00am – 5pm  PLACES STRICTLY LIMITED, FIRST IN, BEST CLIPPED!    CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION & BOOKINGS

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SUNDAY 27th August 2017 – Pet First Aid – NSW 

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demodex-first-aidLearn the latest techniques for CPR, emergency wound management, Poisonings,and how to deal with disasters including heat stroke and bloat in this intensive one day practical course. Wide ranging and practical, this course includes what’s normal and what’s not, when to move really quickly and when to wait and observe. MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS of ACMGAS 2068 (please advise when booking that you wish to undertake formal assessment for this unit).     BRING YOUR OWN DOG (or meet ours) ! A MUST for pet owners and anyone in pet business.

WHERE: Pet Design,123 Pittwater Rd Manly NSWpa_map_eyes_letters_in_bightfinal-copy

WHEN:  Sunday 27th August 2017

COST:  $169 (non members), $129 (members) (GST inc.) + $49 for assessment for ACMGAS 2068 as required.

CONTACT: Phone 02 8214 8653 or email Pets Australia at petsaustralia@petsaustralia with registration form.  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND TO BOOK

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FRIDAY 1st Sept to SUNDAY 3rd Sept – Dogs NSW Spring Fair – NSW

  • Friday 1st September to Sunday 3rd September
  • All the “fun of the fair” for purebred dogs and their doglovers!
  • Conformation shows, obedience and agility trials and herding
  • Specialities include Dobermann Club of NSW Inc., Pomeranian Club of NSW, Great Dane Club of NSW Inc., Schnauzer Club of NSW Inc., Siberian Husky Club of NSW Inc., The Bassett Griffon Vendeen Club of NSW Inc

WHERE: Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs, 44 Luddenham Rd, Orchard Hills NSW 2748

WHEN:  Fri 1st thru Sun 3rd Sept 2017

COST:  Usually free or low cost to watch, entrance fees apply to animals being shown.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: go to http://www.springfair.com.au/index.php

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SUNDAY 17th Sept 2017 – Basic Dog Grooming & Care(Home Groomingpet-design1 #101)- NSW

BRING YOUR OWN DOG (or practice on ours!) If you serious about pet ownership, or a possible career in pet grooming, you need to be at this course.  The Course is taught by a Salon owner & groomer, who works with grooming competition winners. It won’t make you a groomer, but it will get you started. See real experts in action img_8713while you learn. Course includes: Certificate of Attendance, hard copy course notes, all training materials. It includes:

  • Getting an animal to sit or stand comfortably for grooming
  • Establishing a relationship so the animal trusts you to groom it
  • Dematting the professional way, with minimal damage to coat
  • Animal care techniques – cutting nails, combing, clipping sanitary areas
  • Bathing and drying techniques for animal comfort and safety

WHERE: Pet Design, Rear 225 Burns Bay Rd Lane Cove West   COST:  $499 (GST included)

WHEN:  Sunday 25th June 2017 9.00am – 5pm  PLACES STRICTLY LIMITED, FIRST IN, BEST CLIPPED!    CLICK HERE FOR INFO & TO BOOK NOW!

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SUNDAY 29th October 2017 – Basic Dog Grooming & Care(Home Groomingpet-design1 #101)- NSW

BRING YOUR OWN DOG (or practice on ours!) If you serious about pet ownership, or a possible career in pet grooming, you need to be at this course.  The Course is taught by a Salon owner & groomer, who works with grooming competition winners. It won’t make you a groomer, but it will get you started. See real experts in action while yoimg_8699u learn. Course includes: Certificate of Attendance, hard copy course notes, all training materials. It includes:

  • Getting an animal to sit or stand comfortably for grooming
  • Establishing a relationship so the animal trusts you to groom it
  • Dematting the professional way, with minimal damage to coat
  • Animal care techniques – cutting nails, combing, clipping sanitary areas
  • Bathing and drying techniques for animal comfort and safety

WHERE: Pet Design, 123 Pittwater Rd Manly NSW   COST:  $499 (GST included)

WHEN:  Sunday 29th October 2017 9.00am – 5pm  PLACES STRICTLY LIMITED, FIRST IN, BEST CLIPPED!    CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION & BOOKINGS

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SUNDAY 19th November 2017 – Pet First Aid – NSW pet-design1

burnLearn the latest techniques for CPR, emergency wound management, Poisonings,and how to deal with disasters including heat stroke and bloat in this inte nsive one day practical course. Wide ranging and practical, this course includes what’s normal and what’s not, when to move really quickly and when to wait and observe. MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS of ACMGAS 2068 (please advise when booking that you wish to undertake formal assessment for this unit).     BRING YOUR OWN DOG (or meet ours) ! A MUST for pet owners and anyone in pet business.

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WHERE: Pet Design, Rear 225 Burns Bay Rd Lane Cove West

WHEN:  Sunday 19th November 2017

COST:  $169 (non members), $129 (members) (GST inc.) + $49 for assessment for ACMGAS 2068 as required.

CONTACT: Phone 02 8214 8653 or email Pets Australia at petsaustralia@petsaustralia with registration form.  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND TO BOOK

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SUNDAY 10th December 2017 – Big Day Out For Dogs – Vic

See 50 breeds showcased at club breed displays & demonstrations such as agility, obedience, carting & conformation.  Enjoy fun activities including popular lure coursing & tunneling, watch dogs enjoyed a lesson in dancing or having a go navigating the earthdog dens. Pamper your canine shop at the Canine Christmas Market boasting over 60 stalls of dog products & services.

WHERE: State Dog Centre, 655 Western Port Highway (Dandenong-Hastings Rd), Skye, Victoria 3977

WHEN:  Sunday 10th December 2017

COST: Generally free or low cost to enter, spending at stalls is up to you!
CONTACT: Keep watch at http://www.dogsvictoria.org.au/ for updates closer to the date.

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 ENROL ANYTIME! Care of Non Venomous Reptiles – NSW/Australia  

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This 6 week, online, self paced course is designed for reptile enthusiasts, pet shop staff & reptile keepers wanting to learn all aspects of reptile identification & best practice husbandry techniques, responsible pet ownership & key housing standards. It focuses on commonly owned species & those that can be traded by a licenced NSW Fauna (Live Reptile) dealer & includes identification, behaviour, housing, husbandry , handling, health care feeding & record keeping. This course is also a pre-requisite for many other courses.

WHERE: Your liz - CROPHouse! (It’s an online course)

WHEN:  Anytime! Usually around 6 Weeks to Complete

COST:  $400  (GST inc.)

CONTACT: Enrol via course brochure or speak to Helen Bodill 02 4570 9033 or helen.bodill@tafensw.edu.au

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION DETAILS CLICK HERE!

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 Commencement date by neg.- CERTIFICATE III in  PET GROOMING – NSW 

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NATIONALLY RECOGNISED (No experience necessary)

Get qualified and start living your dreams with the Certificate III in Pet grooming at Puppoose Pet Boutique in beautiful Seaforth Sydney.

Your instructor, International Master Groomer and Australian Groom Team member Naomi will mentor you to success. Learn from an expert the fundamentals of this rewarding industry. Practical subjects include, client communication, dog & cat handling, bathing, drying techniques, pre- bath grooming, clipping, scissoring, styling, breed profile, pattern setting, coat types breed standards and more. Learning is tailored to your preferences and direction of career either, salon, home or mobile grooming. students will also complete online and theory subjects and preform practical assessments,.

Where: Puppoose Pet Boutique 48 Ethel street, Seaforth Sydney NSW

When: Enrolments available any time – students can start in 2015, just call for your date of choice

duration; 5 weeks full time, 8am-4pm weekdays.

Cost: $5399.00 (inc GST)

Contact: Naomi 0451 515 364 or Email: info@puppoose.com.au or http://www.puppoose.com.au/certificate-iii/

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pet design1Dates To Suit Your Needs! – Grooming Technician Course – Qld & NSW 

Pet Stylist Academy, a proud member of Pets Australia, has teamed with Pet Design in NSW to present the Grooming Technician course. Designed to produce a competent bather/brusher, this is a flexible course for grooming industry beginners OR those wanting to operate their own bathing/brushing business (eg mobile hydrobaths), OR grooming professionals who want to brush up on their knowledge.

You receive training on most aspects of basic salon operation: coat types, zoonoses, bathing, drying & brushing, anatomy, breeds, equipment, WHS, animal welfare, legal issues, client & complaint management, waste management, hygiene & sanitation, restraint & welfare, ears, eyes, nails & sanitary clipping, & more.   There is a course book packed with relevant & useful information, a mentor while you study, the chance to re-sit the exams if you need to, a Certificate of Achievement , & Post Nominal for your business cards & advertising .  Pet Stylist Academy offers networking to help you find your dream role after your course, AND this course also forms the basis of your studies for your Cert III.

WHEN: Each training centre has at least 2 dates each school term & depending on numbers, they can manage their start dates to suit YOU! Email Pet Stylist Academy or petsaustralia@petsaustralia.org for more information!

WHERE: 49 Cypress Dr Broadbeach Waters (Gold Coast)  Qld AND at Pet Design Manly 123 Pittwater Rd Manly NSW

COST: Email Emily at  info@petstylistacademy.com.au  for costs, which can include accommodation if you study in Qld. Holiday while you learn!

CONTACT: Contact Emily at info@petstylistacademy.com.au or 0423 037 252.  In NSW contact Jenny at pets@groomer.com.au or phone 0428 281 333.

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 pet design1Dates in 2017 –  Cert III in Dog Grooming – Qld & NSW

Dates by Negotiation: Email below for dates.

PET GROOMER – CERTIFICATE III   NATIONALLY RECOGNISED (No experience necessary)

Become a Pet Groomer! Students concentrate on basic pet grooming of dogs &  cats (cats optional), including brushing, combing, clipping nails, cleaning ears, bathing, drying techniques, clippering & scissor finishing techniques as well as proper pattern setting for various breeds. Emphasis is placed on perfecting grooming skills while concentrating on proper breed profile, increasing speed & efficiency while developing maximum grooming potential. The bulk of this training program is spent practicing & perfecting skills with pets under the guidance of trainers in the Pet Stylist Academy  training room in Qld and the Pet Design training room in NSW.

TOPICS INCLUDE: Occupational Health & Safety; Animal Care within the Grooming Industry; Client Services with the Grooming Industry; Canine anatomy; Breed standards; Industry standard clips; Non industry standard clips; Matted dogs; Cross breeds; Breed trims; Clippers & blades; Blade lengths; Scissoring; Brushes/rakes/furminator/combs; Stripping knives; Equipment safety; Snap on combs; Pre-bath clipping & grooming; Clipping styles; Post-bath clipping & scissoring; Blending; Pattern lines, shapes, feathers & skirts; Grooming industry business planning; & managing a team.

WHERE: 49 Cypress Dr Broadbeach Waters (Gold Coast) , Qld AND 123 Pittwater Rd Manly NSW

WHEN:  Dates by negotiation, contact below for information

COST:  Approx $5,900.00 (GST inc.) to be confirmed at commencement – also depends on whether accommodation is required.

CONTACT: Email Emily at  info@petstylistacademy.com.au and note that accommodation can be included if you study in Qld! Holiday while you learn! For NSW courses, email Jenny at pets@groomer.com.au   .

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