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ANZSCO 361199 - Registered Migration Australia


This occupation group covers Animal Attendants and Trainers not elsewhere classified. An animal attendant and trainer (nec) in Australia is a Skill Level 3 occupation.






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Group: 3611 Animal Attendants and Trainers




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of animal attendents and trainers (nec) in Australia is to train, feed, groom and care for animals. The number of job openings for animal attendants and trainers going forward is expected to be below average.




  • 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



Skill Level

Most occupations in the animal attendants and trainers unit group (Group: 3611) 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 (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 is required in Australia as either an animal attendants or animal trainer.



Occupations within the Animal Attendants and Trainers Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same animal attendants or animal trainer group if not listed in either the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.



English Requirement

  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


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.



Assessment Authority


  • Animal Attendants and Trainers (nec) is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services); more information regarding assessment bodies


Visa Caveat


  • The following caveat applies to the Subclass 457 visa and ENS (Subclass 186) Direct Entry Stream application:


    Caveat 18:

    The position relates to animal husbandry, including caring for livestock on a farm.



Average Income

The average salary for an Animal Attendants and Trainers (nec) 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: (Group 3611) Animal attendants and trainers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


If you are a skilled animal attendant and trainer and would like to live and work in Australia please contact us. Registered Migration Australia is a licensed migration company. We are proudly 100% Australian owned and operated.