Other Animal Attendants and Trainers includes jobs like Crutching Contractor, and Muleser.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Performs crutching tasks, teaches animals to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addresses behavioural problems.
    • Treats various pests and conditions.

    More about Animal Attendants and Trainers

    All Animal Attendants and Trainers

    • $986 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Animal Attendants and Trainers

    • 4,100 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 45% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 46 hours Average full-time
    • 34 years Average age
    • 72% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Animal Attendants and Trainers (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 4,500 in 2011 to 4,100 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Animal Attendants and Trainers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Other Services; Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (45%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 34 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (28%).
    • Gender: 72% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Other Services52.4
    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing14.6
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8.1
    Arts and Recreation Services8.0
    Other Industries16.9

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Animal Attendants and TrainersAll Jobs Average
    NSW29.131.6
    VIC26.125.6
    QLD21.620.0
    SA7.27.0
    WA10.310.8
    TAS2.82.0
    NT1.41.0
    ACT1.51.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Animal Attendants and TrainersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-1910.0-5.05.0
    20-2418.0-9.39.3
    25-3423.0-22.922.9
    35-4416.4-22.022.0
    45-5416.9-21.621.6
    55-596.4-9.09.0
    60-644.6-6.06.0
    65 and Over4.8-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Animal Attendants and TrainersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree13.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma10.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV22.8-21.121.1
    Year 1224.1-18.118.1
    Year 117.7-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below18.4-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in Animal Care and Management VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

    Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.

    The course listings on this page are provided by Good Education Group.

    Employers look for Animal Attendants and Trainers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and personal service

      52% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    2. English language

      38% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    3. Mechanical

      35% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    4. Education and training

      34% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    5. Biology

      33% Skill level

      Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-2021.00 - Nonfarm Animal Caretakers.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Face-to-face discussions

      91% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    2. Telephone

      89% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    3. Contact with people

      88% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    4. Unstructured work

      86% Important

      Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

    5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

      85% Important

      Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

    Occupational Information Network
    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-2021.00 - Nonfarm Animal Caretakers.

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