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Animal welfare officer

Role and key duties

Animal welfare officers prepare animal food, transport it to feeding areas, clear away animal waste, look after animal enclosures and cages, and move animals between enclosures.

Duties may include: treating animals with insecticide to control insect pests; treating minor injuries; rescuing injured and neglected animals; and reporting serious animal health problems to veterinarians.

Minimum qualification required

Completion of a Diploma in Animal Technology.

Recommended qualification

Diploma in Animal Technology.



Job Family

Agriculture/primary industry
Almost everything we need in life such as food, clothes and energy starts with primary industries. Victoria is Australia"s main producer of mutton, lamb, dairy products and dried vine fruits. The government offers a range of careers in agriculture, fisheries and the forest industries, supporting our agricultural industries.


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