W107964 - Animal attendant

Animal attendant
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This employer operates a professional and family friendly horse riding school and animal farm. From horse riding lessons, agistment, horse riding birthday parties, animal farm activities and various other hands-on activities students will need to be fit and interested in horses and farm animals. The host is very keen to assist student's to learn to handle a range of animals including horses, goats, sheep, donkeys, emu's, rabbits, snakes, lizards, ferrets, rats, chickens and ducks.

Skills You Might Learn

The student will learn how to communicate effectively with customers and staff, other skills include team work, task planning and basic animal care.

Typical Tasks & Duties

The student will learn how to work with a range of animals including horses and undertake general stablehand duties such as; washing bays, brushing and preparing animals for clients, general yard duties, cleaning pens, cleaning saddles & bridles, assisting with feeding and watering of stock etc.

Student Requirements

The student must be willing and keen to work with large animals (mainly horses) in a hands-on capacity and have a good understanding of OH&S for this industry. This can be a dirty job working in dusty and muddy yards and students must be prepared to work in these conditions.

Dress Requirements

Protective boots, long pants, plus warm/weather proof jackets for winter weather

Special Transport Requirements

Not applicable


  • 22246VIC - Certificate II in Equine Studies
  • ACM20110 - Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • AHC20116 - Certificate II in Agriculture
Positions: 30 Positions
ID Number: W107964
Industry Area: AGRICULTURE
Location: Lovely Banks - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: One day a week (Wed, Thur or Sat) and during school holidays (assisting with day camps) Available anytime of the year.
Added By: Geelong Region Local Learning & Employment Network


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