Snapshot

Kennel Hands provide routine care for dogs, including feeding, exercising, monitoring their health and cleaning kennels.
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Kennel Hand
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
22,000
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$955
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth

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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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

Job Titles

  • Kennel Hand

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Racing (Greyhound)

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