Skilled Occupation TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS Skilled Animal and Horticultural Workers > Animal Attendants and Trainers, and Shearers Animal Attendants and Trainers Zookeeper
Feeds, provides water for and monitors the health of animals in zoos, aquaria and wildlife parks, cleans, fixes and maintains animal cages, and informs visitors about animals.
Skill Level: 3
The average salary for a Zookeeper 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
[See: www.abs.gov.au 3611 Animal attendants and trainers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]
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Zookeeper categories in Group D.
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|Zookeeper job description, duties and education requirements|
|UNIT GROUP 3611 ANIMAL ATTENDANTS AND TRAINERS
ANIMAL ATTENDANTS AND TRAINERS train, feed, groom and care for animals.
In New Zealand:
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.
Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP
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