Animal Attendants and Trainer (other)

Also known as Crutching Contractor, Kennel Hand, Muleser.
This occupation group covers Animal Attendants and Trainers not elsewhere classified.
Training time 9 months - 2 years
Average pay $37,323
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 4,300

What does an Animal Attendants and Trainer (other) do?

  • 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Animal Studies
Certificate III in Animal Studies
Certificate III in Captive Animals
Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services