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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 3611 ANIMAL ATTENDANTS AND TRAINERS


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

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

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

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. 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.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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:
      361111 Dog Trainer or Handler
      361112 Horse Trainer
      361113 Pet Groomer
      361114 Zookeeper
      361115 Kennel Hand
      361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec

361111 DOG HANDLER OR TRAINER

    Teaches dogs to obey commands and undertake specific tasks.

    Skill Level: 3


361112 HORSE TRAINER

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

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisation:

      Horse Breaker

361113 PET GROOMER

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

    Skill Level: 3


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.

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisation:

      Aquarist
361115 KENNEL HAND

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

    Skill Level: 3


361199 ANIMAL ATTENDANTS AND TRAINERS NEC

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

    Skill Level: 3

    Occupations in this group include:

      Crutching Contractor
      Muleser


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