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Janet’s story

A Stay at Home Mum with Aspirations to Work with Animals!


We sat down with Janet and a had a brief chat about her studies with The Career Academy


Tell me a little bit about yourself…


I am Janet, a stay at home mum. A friend of mine offered for me to come work with her in her dog grooming salon but recommended that I do some study first. So I enrolled into The Career Academy and have been doing some work experience every Tuesday at my friend’s dog grooming salon here in WA.


How did you hear about The Career Academy?


I just jumped on Google and searched for dog grooming courses, it came up with a training course website and it linked me over to The Career Academy.


What course are you studying?


Advanced Certificate in Dog Grooming. I am on my last certificate, so not long to go until I have completed the course. It’s a great course, very informative and I do feel like I am learning heaps.


How has your course helped you with your current career/employment/work? 


It’s helped me understand the industry better and expand my existing knowledge about different dog breeds, coats and skin conditions. It’s also helping me to learn what to do and what not to do when working closely with dogs. Every dog is different and it can be a challenge


What is your biggest achievement…what are you most proud of?


Being able to find a career, I feel like I have found my passion. I’ve gone from working in a pathology office to know hanging out with some super cute dogs!


What do you hope to achieve at the end of your study?


I hope to be a more experienced groomer. Once I finish my studies, I will be able to be employed at my friends business and help her expand her business by offering mobile grooming options.


What do you do in your downtime?


I don’t get a lot of downtime, being a parent of a cheeky three year old daughter! I am a big fan of Anime though and try to squeeze in an episode here and there!


What is your life motto?


Just wing it!


Thanks for your time today Janet – all the best with completing your course and your soon to be – new career in Dog Grooming! We wish you well!