Animal Attendants and Trainers

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

 
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Animal Attendants and Trainers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
12,000
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$961
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Below average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Relatively steady
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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.

Job Titles

  • Dog Handler or Trainer
  • Horse Trainer
  • Pet Groomer
  • Zookeeper
  • Animal Attendants and Trainers

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Cert II in Animal Studies
  • Certificate III in Animal Studies

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