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PPGA Sponsorship Program

What is the PPGA Sponsorship Program?

The purpose of this sponsorship program is to encourage new, potential, or emerging trainers to undertake a PPGA recognised certificate course to further benefit our industry with qualified professionals.

Who's involved?

The PPGA committee, and the following course providers, but not limited to: Animals on Course, Delta Institute, Applied Vocational Training (AVT), and Karen Pryor Academy

How does it work?

PPGA is piloting a sponsorship program that will fund three successful candidates the total sum of $1500 each to assist them to undertake a course to gain recognised qualification and aid their career as a pet training professional.

The financial assistance will be paid in three instalments one at commencement of the chosen course, then approximately halfway and then at completion. 


  • Available to either non or existing PPGA members (excluding Professional Members)
  • Preference is given to Provisional members and/or existing members
  • The applicant does not have an existing, equivalent qualification
  • Non PPGA members required to become a member for the length of the course undertaken
  • Must have a force free ethos - (You will agree to the PPGA principles which is part of gaining membership with PPGA)
  • Intention to make dog training a career
  • May have already applied to enroll in their chosen course but no money has been paid yet - as in applicant has not commenced the course.
  • Available to Australian residents only.

Conditions AND expectations

  • You agree to become a Professional member on completion of course
  • You agree to maintain membership for a minimum of 2 years
  • Pending approval by course provider – recipient is willing to promote PPGA to course participants via a brief presentation during the course
  • Allow PPGA to promote to promote successful candidates via social media and newsletter.
  • Contribute to PPGA Newsletter – either an article or a biography
  • Where a candidate is successful and receives a sponsorship from PPGA, this does not guarantee a place with the course providers. They are required to apply as per provider instructions.
  • PPGA is responsible for selecting the successful candidates, and their decision is final. The process will be fair and equitable, and made by a panel of no less than five committee members.
  • The successful candidates will have 6 months in which to enroll into their chosen course.


To apply fill out the contact form above.

Forms must be received by the 30th April 2024

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