Cats are popular pets and fascinating wild animals with a reputation for being fiercely independent and challenging to train. But through understanding feline psychology, you can manage and influence cat behaviour. This course is ideal for cat-lovers and essential for people who work with cats.
The Certificate of Cat Psychology and Training is an online program that will teach you about cat psychology so that you can apply this knowledge to manage and influence the behaviour of cats.
In this professional development course, you will explore cat communication and learn to identify signals that indicate natural behavioural characteristics or problem behaviour.
This course will also cover business skills and knowledge required to operate a successful business with cats, such as a pet shop, cat café, cattery or a breeding or cat grooming business.
On completion of this course, your knowledge of cat behaviour will enable you to respond appropriately to manage cats in a personal or professional capacity.
Unit 1 - Nature and scope of cat psychology
Differentiating health and behavioural issues
Unit 2 - Cat senses and communication
Understanding cat communications
Sounds made by the cat
Unit 3 - Understanding natural behaviour in cats
Cat behavioural development
Biological rhythms and sleep
Eating and drinking
Unit 4 - Behavioural disorders/abnormalities
Nature or nurture
Cat temperament tests
How breeds differ
Unit 5 - Basic training
Dealing with aggression
Controlling killing of wildlife
Unit 6 - Obedience Training
Train them early
Unit 7 - Cat Behaviour Management
Microchipping and registering
Coming when called
Energy release activities
Getting used to a cage
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
I found the course very easy to understand. The way the assignments were set out and instructions were easy to follow. I particularly liked the quiz. I liked to read the notes and completing the quiz helped the information from the notes stay in my memory. It was varied in assignments which made it fun and interesting to do. Thank you for the great course I am looking forward to doing another.
L. Sherman, Devenport, TAS | Certificate of Cat Psychology and Training
I enjoyed the study, it was informative and a little challenging at times but not too difficult. My tutor was great too! All in all, a great experience.
J. Weinert, Mount Nathan, QLD | Certificate of Cat Psychology and Training
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.