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 - Cat Psychology and Training
Unit 1 – Nature and scope of cat psychology
Nature and scope of cat psychology
Introduction to cat behaviour
Differentiating between health and behavioural issues
Naming a cat
Unit 2 – Cat senses
Unit 3 – Understanding natural cat behaviour
Cat scratch fever
Biological rhythms and sleep
Unit 4 – Cat behavioural development
Summary of early cat development
Cat temperament tests
How different breeds differ
Unit 5 – Cat behavioural problems
Dealing with aggression in cats
Controlling killing wildlife
Unit 6 – Basic cat training
Train them early
Jumping on kitchen counters
Discipline for owners
Unit 7 – Cat behaviour management
Microchipping and registering
Coming when called
Energy release activities
Getting used to a cage
Introducing a new cat into the household
Cats with babies and children
Introducing a dog
Cats and other cats
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
Was fantastic an easy learning experience, would highly recommend
C. Lovelock, Albury, NSW | 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;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 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.