Pay for animal care attendants varies depending on their qualifications and experience.
Source : Wellington Institute of Technology Animal Health and Husbandry, 2016.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Animal care attendants may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Animal care attendants need to have :
Animal care attendants :
There are no specific requirements to become an animal care attendant as you learn skills on the job.
However, some employers may prefer you to have a tertiary qualification in animal care and welfare such as the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care.
There are no specific secondary education requirements to become an animal care attendant. However, science subjects and English are useful.
Animal care attendants need to be :
Any paid or volunteer work with animals is useful for animal care attendants.
Animal care attendants need to have a good level of fitness and strength, as they may need to do a lot of walking and some lifting of heavy animals and equipment.