We offer a comprehensive course to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a variety of pet grooming and clipping techniques from basic to advanced styles


Course Outline

  • Equipment and maintenance
  • Poodles basic grooming
  • Mixed breeds clipping
  • Health and welfare
  • Understanding skin conditions
  • Flea control, shampoo and rinses
  • Carding and stripping techniques
  • Anal gland expression, dental hygiene, ear cleaning and plucking, and nail trimming
  • Techniques of scissoring, blending and the use of universal comb attachments

Mission Statement

WA Dog Grooming and Clipping Academy's mission is to improve the health and appearance of each and every dog that visits us. We are committed to providing, professional services with exceptional results. At WA Dog Grooming and Clipping Academy we love seeing the transformation that occurs when a dog is properly groomed and walks out looking its best!

Kim with some past students


Kim Dean has been in the grooming industry for over 27 years. Kim first started out working in a poodle parlour in the south of England. For the next 11 years Kim operated a grooming and clipping service, as well as working at a small animal hospital in Peth as accredited groomer.

David and Kim own two successful grooming salons and a sharpening and repairs service all operating south of the river.

We specialise in creative clipping of all breeds from the pampered pooch to best in show.

In October 2002 Kim was presented with an Australian Micro Business Award - the Western Australian Winner in the Animals Category.



Kim Dean has also successfully completed the following course;

  • Study of Clipper and scissor techniques
  • The grooming and clipping of cats
  • Companion Animal Hygienist (CAH) Groomers' Certificate Program
  • Member of PIAA

We are now government approved for 'Work for the Dole' Training Credits Program.



At the end of the course you should be able to complete the ACM30617 Certificate III in Pet Grooming, which is a Nationally Recognised Qualification in Australia. This certificate is offered by the International Grooming Company in partnership with the Parramatta College where the later issues this qualification for the successful candidates in accordance with the National Vocational Education and Training Act 2011 and under the jurisdiction of the Australian Skills Quality Authority.


Student Services

WA Dog Grooming and Clipping Academy welcomes country and international students. We offer accommodation packages if needed.

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