Occupation Profile – Dog Trainer or Handler – (ANZSCO 361111) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleDOG HANDLER OR TRAINER
ANZSCO Code361111
Occupations in this Group361111 Dog Trainer or Handler
361112 Horse Trainer
361113 Pet Groomer
361114 Zookeeper
361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec
DescriptionTeaches dogs to obey commands and undertake specific tasks.
Skill Level3
SpecialisationsNone
Occupation ListShort-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-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
Skills Assessment AuthorityVETASSESS
Related Occupations361112 Horse Trainer
361113 Pet Groomer
361114 Zookeeper
361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)