This qualification reflects the skills and knowledge for team leaders, supervisors, and specialist technical roles within an animal care facility, including companion animal and exhibited and wildlife environments.
The qualification applies to a range of roles including coordinators/managers of boarding/day care, breeding or shelter facilities, as well as senior zookeepers, aquarists, and wildlife carers. Individuals in these roles analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of skilled activities and apply specialist technical skills and knowledge to solve routine and non-routine problems. They have accountability for the work of others and for meeting organisational key performance indicators.
The qualification allows for a specialisation in Companion animal or Wildlife and exhibited animal facilities.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.