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A dog trainer or handler teaches dogs to obey commands and undertake specific tasks. In Australia dog trainer or handler is a Skill Level 3 occupation.
Dog Trainer or Handler Occupation Lists
This occupation is on the following skill lists:
This occupation is not on the following skills list:
Group: 3611 Animal Attendants and Trainers
The job of a dog trainer or handler in Australia is to train, feed, groom and care for animals.
Most occupations in the dog trainer unit group (Group 3611) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. 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 in Australia as a dog trainer or handler.
Occupations within the Dog Trainer or Handler Group
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same dog trainer or handler group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
The average salary for a Dog Handler or Trainer in Australia is $ 42,139 for male employees and $ 32,835 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 33.1 Females: 28.8 Persons: 30.1
Source: www.abs.gov.au (Group 3611) Animal attendants and trainers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016
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