Casual Trainer and Assessor, Animal Control

University of Queensland


September 21, 2021


Casual Trainer and Assessor, Animal Control

Apply now Job No:516093 Area:Faculty of Science Salary (FTE):Professional Level 06 ($80,784.26 - $86,768.42) Work type:Casual Location: Gatton

Faculty of Science – The Office of the Director, Gatton Campus

The UQ Faculty of Science is an internationally recognised provider of education and research, home to some of the world's most innovative scientists, teachers, science programs and commercial ventures and is one of the largest science groupings in Australia.

Through its schools and centres, the Faculty unites the disciplines of agriculture and animals, biomedical and biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, food sciences, geography, marine science, mathematics and physics, the environment and veterinary science.

With strong links between the enabling and applied sciences, UQ researchers and graduates are working on a wide range of ground breaking projects, from supercharging vaccine production to fight the world's next epidemic to digitally mapping the Great Barrier Reef.

The Office of the Director, Gatton Campus is responsible for ensuring the smooth and effective operations of the Gatton Campus of The University of Queensland, supporting academic teaching, research and community programs. The Director's portfolio includes responsibility for the Gatton Dairy, Pig Unit, Equine Unit, Cropping and Crop Research Units, Grazing Animal Unit, UQ Skills and the Halls of Residence in addition to administration functions and OH&S.

Information about the Office of the Director, Gatton Campus may be accessed on the Campus web site at https:// www.

About This Opportunity

The Animal Control and Regulation Trainer and Assessor will primarily train cohorts of students in a workshop format throughout the year, facilitate and support online learning and students as required at UQ Skills.

The focus areas we are seeking experts for include,

  • General animal behaviour and control, health and infection control
  • State/Territory legislative knowledge and the animal care
  • Pound operations and management
  • Animal Investigations and compliance
  • This position is located at The University of Queensland's picturesque Gatton Campus. Gatton Campus, UQ combines its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness and veterinary science. Just over an hour's drive west of Brisbane and five kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern hemisphere's largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind tunnel facility. The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and hands-on training.

    Our Ideal Candidate

    To be competitive for this role you will have a ACM40117 Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation or similar, have comprehensive industry and vocational educational training experience. A diploma and/or degree qualification in Animal or wildlife Science is desirable but not essential.

    It is expected those professionals in roles, such as Investigation, Animal Health workers, Animal control, rangers and pound operations staff or equivalent roles would be suitable candidates for this position.

    A CIV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 or TAE40110 with updates including TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 is required. Industry experience and currency in Animal Control and Regulation.

    You will have a high level of written and interpersonal skills, be able to manage a variety of classroom situations for a variety of student cohorts, apply conflict resolution, be reliable, consistent and able to work effectively both autonomously and in a team environment. Experience using Learning Management Systems and Student Management Systems would be preferred.

    You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

    What We Can Offer

    This is a casual position at HEW level 5 – level 6.

    Casually hourly rates will be in the range $46.79 - $57.34, depending on experience, plus super of up to 9.5%.

    You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, free parking, discounted veterinary access, development programs and many other benefits.

    For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Mr Dane Ivicevic -

    Want to Apply?

    To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume
  • #LI-DNI

    Advertised: 07 Sep 2021 Applications close: 21 Sep 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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