Thanks to the contributions of everyone involved in the two projects below, Australia’s animal care and management industry will soon have access to updated qualifications and skills standards for caring for some of our most rare and endangered animals, as well as the animals in our homes and communities.
The draft qualifications and skills standards have been reviewed by the State/Territory Training Authorities (STAs/TTAs) who have provided their support for submission to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and State and Territory Ministers. Once approved they will be published on training.gov.au and be available for use.
Exhibited Animal Care and Marine Wildlife Project
Over the past 12 months, industry has participated in the review of qualifications, skill sets and units of competency to better reflect current industry practices, terminology and skills. Animals in exhibited environments require expert care and unique job tasks varying depending on the size and type of the animal and its environment. Responding to marine wildlife events can be extremely dangerous and requires very specialised training to ensure safety and to meet animal welfare standards. Industry has participated in the review of qualifications, skill sets and units of competency to better reflect current industry practices, terminology and skills.
To view the documents and have your say, visit the project page.
Pet Care & Animal Training Skills Standards Being Finalised
Thanks to the contributions of everyone involved this project, updated skills standards and qualifications across a range of job roles in pet care and animal training will soon be available for use.
The updated qualifications, skill sets and units will support industry as it adapts to demand for services and products to care for Australian pets. They will support a range of job roles, across areas such as pet grooming, animal health care, animal training, assistance animals, companion and therapy animals, and regulation.
For more information visit the project page.