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Certificate in Domestic Cat Care Course Guide

Modules

  • Basic Feline Needs – Basic Duties of the Cat Owner
  • Food and water
  • Shelter and Containment
  • Health care for sick cat
  • Grooming
  • Claw trimming
  • Bathing
  • Travel
  • Housebreaking
  • Introducing a new cat at home
  • Cats with babies and children
  • Cats and dogs
  • Cat breeds – pedigrees and non-pedigrees
  • Skin
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Digestive system
  • Reproductive system
  • Domestic cat breeds
  • International and national associations
  • Long haired breeds – characteristics, common health problems, temperaments, care, history
  • Semi-long haired breeds – characteristics, common health problems, temperaments, care, history
  • Short haired breeds – characteristics, common health problems, temperaments, care, history
  • Preventative care
  • Vaccinations
  • Recognising ill health
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Artificial breathing and heart massage
  • How to induce vomiting
  • Specific situations to deal with e.g. burns, wounds, dehydration, hypothermia (and many more)
  • Poisoning
  • Wounds
  • Bandaging
  • Restraining for treatment
  • Transportation of the injured cat
  • Desexing
  • Internal parasites
  • Roundworms
  • Hookworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Whipworms
  • Lungworms
  • Stomach worms
  • Bladder worms
  • Flukes
  • Worm control
  • External parasite
  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Mites
  • Common ailments and diseases (numerous)
  • Skin disorders
  • Introduction to foods and feedings
  • Dietary options
  • Free feeding
  • Scheduled, portion controlled feeding
  • Understanding dietary requirements
  • Kittens (0-12 months)
  • Pregnant and lactating cats
  • Fussy cats
  • Obesity and overweight cats
  • Underweight cats
  • Geriatric cats
  • Raw diets
  • Toxic foods
  • Understanding the cats mind
  • Personality and temperament differences
  • How cats communicate
  • Body language
  • Sleeping routines and circadian rhythms
  • Play
  • Behavioural problems
  • Recognise and understand aggression
  • Dealing with aggression
  • Inappropriate elimination
  • Excessive vocalisation
  • Geriatric dysfunction
  • Controlling killing wildlife
  • Eating disorder
  • Abnormal suckling
  • Separation anxiety
  • Cat breeding industry
  • Ethics in animal breeding
  • A brief look at genes
  • Sexual behaviour
  • Socialisation of kittens
  • Problem based learning project – Improving Standards for Ethical Breeding
  • Grooming services
  • Professional training and handling
  • Day care or boarding facilities
  • Rehoming and fostering
  • Using cats as therapy pets
  • Health care industry
  • Feline therapy services – hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, massage
  • Retail and manufacturing industry
  • Pet funerals and memorials
  • Business basics for self-employment in the feline industry
  • Laws and small business
  • The importance of keeping records
  • Buying an established business
  • Buying a franchise
  • Approaches to business planning
  • Problem based learning project – Starting a Small Business in the Cat Industry

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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking “Enrol Now” and following the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 1800 837 550 or email info@thecareeracademy.com.au

This course costs $695 + GST or only $25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 80 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you will better understand how to best care for domestic cats in a work or personal setting.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 1800 837 550 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. Employers often approach The Career Academy looking for students and advertise jobs in our Career Centre, which you can access once enrolled. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got an 7-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

Learning to care for your domestic cat is easy with The Career Academy Certificate in Domestic Cat Care. You will learn what drives feline behaviour and how to address health issues with a preventative mindset.

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