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Animal Behaviourist Courses

An Animal Behaviourist assesses problem behaviours in animals and works with owners to find a solution. You might observe animals to understand why issues may be occurring and provide advice on how best to improve a situation. Problem behaviours might include things like aggression, destructive activity or anxiety. Animal Behaviourists come up with training programs to modify behaviours and help owners to implement them.

Animal Behaviourists need to have excellent observational skills and be very good at a problem solving. You should have a strong understanding of animal behaviour and be very comfortable working with a range of animal issues. Animal Behaviourists should be patient and able to communicate well with both animals and people.

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Popular Animal Behaviourist Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become an Animal Behaviourist.

ACM40317
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Animal Behaviourist earn?

In Australia, a full time Animal Behaviourist generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Animal Behaviourist?

The number of people working in this industry has remained stable in recent years. There are currently 16,500 people working as an animal trainer in Australia and a small number of them specialise as an Animal Behaviourist. Animal Behaviourists may find work in all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Animal Behaviourist?

If you’re thinking of starting a career as an Animal Behaviourist, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Studies. This course explores a range of topics such as animal training and caring for animals.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within animal training. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.