W114907 - Animal attendant

Animal attendant
Pitter Patter Paws

Do you have a passion for working with animals? This could be an ideal placement for you! Pitter Pattter Paws, is an established dog minding business, the owner Amanda is looking for students with energy to be part of a supportive, inclusive organisation - who knows where this placement can take you!

Skills You Might Learn

This is a great placement opportunity as it will give you a broad range of experiences across different aspects of this business. Skills you will gain include valuable general employability skils including communication, teamwork and decision making and students may attain vital industry specific skills which will also relate to their studies.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Students will have a variety of duties including being active with the dogs in care, feeding and watering, assisting with mixing of food, liquid formulas, medications or food supplements, collecting and recording information about animals and assisting with laundry and keeping animal areas and equipment clean, neat and tidy. Students may also be involved in general grooming of animals, which may include eg. washing, brushing, clipping and trimming animals’ coats and nails and cleaning ears.

Student Requirements

Students need to energetic, hard working, honest, able to listen and take direction and be a good decision maker.

Dress Requirements

Comfortable clothes that may also get a little wet and soiled from your contact with the dogs. Comfortable closed toe non-slip footwear. A work apron may be provided.

Special Transport Requirements

The business is in Racecourse Road Flemington and is close to all form of public transport.


  • 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: W114907
Industry Area: AGRICULTURE
Location: Flemington - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: The business is open Monday to Friday and may be able to accommodate students in a block pattern or one day per week. This opportunity is available for Term 3 (for Term 4 enquiries see your teacher).
Added By: Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley Local Learning & Employment Network


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