W108251 - Animal attendant

Animal attendant
Totally Reptiles

Don't let the name fool you. Although they are Totally Reptiles, they provide exceptional service to a wide area of Victoria for all types of pet supplies, assistance and advice. The staff have extensive product knowledge to help customers make an informed decision on pets and related purchases.

Skills You Might Learn

Placement students will have the opportunity to develop their teamwork, problem solving, time management, communication, and other transferrable skills. They may also develop specific skills related to working with animals, such as hygiene routines, infection control policies and procedures, monitoring animal health and wellbeing, providing appropriate nutritional requirements, and providing basic care for a variety of animal types.

Typical Tasks & Duties

While on placement, students will assist the staff with both "Animal" and "Retail" related activities. Students will assist with maintaining a clean workplace, creating displays that are pleasing to the eye, etc.
Students will start with basic / core workplace activity, then may be able to undertake more complex and responsible tasks as their skill, knowledge and maturity is demonstrated.

Student Requirements

Best suited to a VCE or VCAL student with a keen interest in working with animals, preferably undertaking Cert II or Cert III in Animal Studies

Dress Requirements

Suitable for working with animals in a retail environment, to be discussed further at interview.

Special Transport Requirements

Venue close to Bus and train access. No Travel form required.


  • ACM20110 - Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • ACM30110 - Certificate III in Animal Studies
  • ACM30410 - Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
  • VIC20116 - VCAL Studies
Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W108251
Industry Area: AGRICULTURE
Location: Greensborough - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: Student will one day per week, for 5 to 10 weeks to start, with the possibility of extending. Start time will likely be 10am, finishing at 5 or 5.30pm. To be discussed further at interview.
Added By: Banyule Nillumbik Local Learning & Employment Network


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