ANIMAL ATTENDANTS AND TRAINERS – UNIT GROUP 3611

General Description

ANIMAL ATTENDANTS AND TRAINERS train, feed, groom and care for animals.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 3

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupations Pet Groomer, Kennel Hand and Animal Attendants and Trainers nec in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below:

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

 

Task Information

  • teaching animals to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addressing behavioural problems
  • training animals to accept riders and pull vehicles
  • training animals to perform in competitions
  • bathing, cutting, combing, blow-drying and styling pets’ coats, clipping their nails and cleaning their ears
  • inspecting, preparing, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining comfortable animal cages and enclosures
  • transporting food, filling water troughs and feeding animals according to their individual needs
  • maintaining animal health records, treating minor injuries and reporting serious conditions to Veterinarians
  • exercising and playing with animals, answering visitor questions, and transferring animals between enclosures by leading or carrying them
  • dusting and spraying insecticides on animals and immersing them in insecticide baths, to control insect pests

 

Occupations in this group:

(1)361111 DOG HANDLER OR TRAINER
Teaches dogs to obey commands and undertake specific tasks.

(2)361112 HORSE TRAINER
Prepares horses for riding, breeding, racing, work, show or competitions. Registration or licensing may be required.

Specialisation: Horse Breaker

(3)361113 PET GROOMER
Washes, dries, brushes, combs, cuts and styles pets’ coats, clips their nails and cleans their ears.

(4)361114 ZOOKEEPER
Feeds, provides water for and monitors the health of animals in zoos, aquaria and wildlife parks, cleans, fixes and maintains animal cages, and informs visitors about animals.

Specialisation: Aquarist

(5)361115 KENNEL HAND
Provides routine care for dogs, including feeding, exercising, monitoring their health and cleaning kennels.

(6)361199 ANIMAL ATTENDANTS AND TRAINERS NEC
This occupation group covers Animal Attendants and Trainers not elsewhere classified.

Occupations in this group include: Animal Trainer、Animal Welfare Officer、Crutching Contractor、Muleser

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