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Advanced Certificate in Petsitting

Start your own recession proof, easy to start, low cost, in demand, very profitable but most importantly FUN business

Sales price: $ 350.00
Sales price without tax: $ 350.00
Start your own recession proof, easy to start, low cost, in demand, very profitable but most importantly FUN business. Most pet owners consider their pets as part of the family and are continually looking at ways to improve their quality of life.  Pet Sitting is a rapidly growing industry with more and more pet owners opting to leave their pets at home to be cared for by a Pet Sitter. This course will suit those who wish to make money out of Petsitting and build a viable business. Even if you already have your own Pet sitting business, we will still be providing you with very useful business advice. 
Course duration: on average 6 months home study. 
Maximum Time allowed 2 years from purchase date.
Qualification on completion – MDBA Certificate of Achievement. 
Entry requirements
Students must have basic English literacy and numeracy skills.
Minimum education
Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.
Computer requirements
Students will need access to a computer and the internet.
Fees - $350 – Member Discount applies - email for codes 
Course Overview
Unit 1 
Is Pet Sitting Right for You?
Assessing what you know now, and what you need to know more about. 
Ethical considerations. 
Pet sitting etiquette 
Sorting out what services you will provide 
Description of the business services you will provide 
Motives for the business
Opportunity and Strategy
Business goals and objectives 
Your target market
Financial considerations 
Business structure and legal requirements
Unit 2 
Market research and Analysis
Current state of the industry 
Market size and trends 
Competitor SWOT analysis
Profiling your potential customer base 
Customer motives and expectations of using your services
Competition and competitive advantage 
3. Marketing Plan 
Service description and details 
Development and Marketing
Marketing strategy
Features and benefits 
Innovative marketing strategies
Pricing strategy
Advertising and promotion
Customer relations and service policies.
Marketing Action Plan
4. Operations Plan 
Equipment required
Processes involved in service provision
Work place health and safety
Policies and procedures
Risk analysis and management
Financial Resources
5. Financial Plan 
Establishment costs
Cash Flow forecast
Setting budget targets
Debt Control
Record keeping
Specialist Services required 
6. Action Plan 
Animal training skills
Animal first aid 
Office and booking organisation
The initial interview
Hiring Employees.

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