1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.3  
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MINOR GROUP 361 ANIMAL ATTENDANTS AND TRAINERS, AND SHEARERS


    ANIMAL ATTENDANTS AND TRAINERS, AND SHEARERS care for, groom, train and shear animals, and assist Veterinarians.

    Indicative Skill Level:

    Most occupations in this minor 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 or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or

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

    In New Zealand:
      NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or

      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.

    Tasks Include:

    • training animals to obey commands and 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
    • filling water troughs and feeding animals according to their individual needs
    • shearing wool and hair from animals
    • assisting Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations
    • maintaining animal health records and monitoring animal health conditions and recovery after operations




This section contains the following subsection :
          UNIT GROUP 3611 Animal Attendants and Trainers
          UNIT GROUP 3612 Shearers
          UNIT GROUP 3613 Veterinary Nurses

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