How to Become an Animal Care Attendant

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What do I need to study to become an Animal Care Attendant?

If you posses a love of working with animals and would like to build a career in the animal care industry, then this ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care qualification from Open Colleges could be just the course you're looking for. View course information
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If you're looking to turn your love of working with animals into a rewarding career, then this ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy will give you all the skills and knowledge you need to get started. View course information
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Do you love dogs and would like to become a professional dog groomer? This ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services (Pet Grooming) qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy will give you the skills you need to get started. View course information
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If you love animals and would like to build a career based on providing superb animal care, then this ACM30122 Certificate III in Animal Care Services qualification from the Pet Stylist Academy could be an ideal course for you. View course information
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Definition of Animal Care Attendant

An Animal Care Attendant is responsible for ensuring the health and wellbeing of any animals entrusted to their care. They groom and exercise them, treat minor injuries, monitor their health and behaviour, manage waste, maintain enclosures and supply food and water.



Animal Care Attendants tend to many different types of animals in various locations, nursing injured animals in nature reserves, caring for homeless pets in animal shelters, looking after fish in public aquariums and working with rare or exotic creatures in wildlife parks and zoos.



In addition, Animal Care Attendants may perform some more administrative duties like managing animal records, enlisting the help of veterinarians and specialists or filling the role of receptionist at a wildlife sanctuary or pet shelter.

Career Outlook for Animal Care Attendant

The average age of people working as is with of them being male. of are employed full-time and they typically work around hours per week.

 

Unemployment is and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around . In 2015 there were working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be , with numbers around in 2020.