ANZSCO code – 361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec

  361199: Animal Attendants and Trainers nec Description This occupation group covers Animal Attendants and Trainers not elsewhere classified. Skill Level 4 Occupations at Skill Level 4 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following: – NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification or – AQF Certificate II or III. At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.  Assessing Authority

  • Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services (VETASSESS)

vetassess@vetassess.com.au  Occupation in NEC category

  • Crutching Contractor
  • Muleser
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Animal Trainer

 Not elsewhere classified (nec) categories are used for known, discrete occupations which are not separately identified in ANZSCO Version 1.3 because of their lack of numerical significance in Australia or New Zealand. The occupation titles listed under nec categories are illustrative of the scope and range of occupations included in the nec category. Unit Group 3611: Animal Attendants and Trainers Description Train, feed, groom and care for animals. Indicative Skill Level The occupations Dog Trainer or Handler, Horse Trainer and Zookeeper 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 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) In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. The occupations Pet Groomer, Kennel Hand and Animal Attendants and Trainers nec in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 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) 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

  • 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

 Other occupations in this Unit Group

  • 361111: Dog Handler or Trainer
  • 361112: Horse Trainer
  • 361113: Pet Groomer
  • 361114: Zookeeper
  • 361115: Kennel Hand