Animal Attendant and Trainer ANZSCO

Where these jobs are in Australia

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Source from: https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/occupation-profile/animal-attendants-and-trainers?occupationCode=3611

 

Job Summary of this Unit Group:

Animal Attendants and Trainers train, exercise, feed, groom, and care for animals.

 

Detailed Tasks:

  • teaching animals to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addressing behavioural problems
  • training animals to accept riders and pull vehicles
  • training animals and conditioning horses to perform in competitions
  • reporting to trainers on horses’ progress and performance
  • 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 pest

 

361111 Dog Handler or Trainer ANZSCO

Teaches dogs to obey commands and undertake specific tasks.

Requisite Education for Dog Handler or Trainer:

In Australia:

    • 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:

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

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

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

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

 

361112 Horse Trainer ANZSCO

Prepares horses for riding, breeding, racing, work, show or competitions. Registration or licensing may be required.

Requisite Education for Horse Trainer:

In Australia:

    • 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:

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

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

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

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: Long Term

Specialisation:

  • Horse Breaker

 

361113 Pet Groomer ANZSCO

Washes, dries, brushes, combs, cuts and styles pets’ coats, clips their nails and cleans their ears.

Requisite Education for Pet Groomer:

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)

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

    • 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.

Skill Level: 4

Skilled Occupations List: N/A

 

361114 Zookeeper ANZSCO

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.

Requisite Education for Zookeeper:

In Australia:

    • 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:

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

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

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

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: Regional

Specialisation:

  • Aquarist

Caveat 10:

The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(16) of the Regulations).

 

361115 Kennel Hand ANZSCO

Provides routine care for dogs, including feeding, exercising, monitoring their health and cleaning kennels.

Requisite Education for Kennel Hand:

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)

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

    • 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.

Skill Level: 4

Skilled Occupations List: N/A

 

361116 Track Rider ANZSCO

Exercises thoroughbreds to condition them for racing by riding the horse at varying speeds. Registration or licensing may be required.

Requisite Education Track Rider:

In Australia:

    • 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:

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

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

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

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: N/A

Alternative Titles:

  • Exercise Rider
  • Trackwork Rider

 

361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec ANZSCO

This occupation group covers Animal Attendants and Trainers not elsewhere classified.

Requisite Education for Animal Attendants and Trainers nec:

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)

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

    • 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.

Skill Level: 4

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Occupations in this group include:

  • Animal Trainer
  • Animal Welfare Officer

Caveat 18:

The position relates to animal husbandry, including caring for livestock on a farm.

 


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