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Casual Animal Attendant

Apply now Job No:513732
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 02 ($55,595.92 - $56,931.99)
Work type:Casual
Location: Gatton

School of Veterinary Science

Founded in 1936, the School of Veterinary Science has a rich history and a reputation for graduating self-reliant, independent and highly capable veterinarians with plenty of initiative and drive. The School has high quality facilities at the UQ Gatton Campus, providing the teaching, research and clinical infrastructure and resources to develop its strong reputation as a leading provider of veterinary training, research and clinical care. The school also maintains a Small Animal Hospital and Large Animal Clinic at Dayboro, north-west of Brisbane.

About This Opportunity

A great opportunity for an Animal Attendant to perform appropriate procedures to provide timely and quality service in support of teaching, research and clinical requirements of the School of Veterinary Science. As part of a technical team you will be responsible for the care and husbandry of companion animals, including cleaning and feeding. The position has responsibility for the daily care and welfare of teaching and research animals located in the School of Veterinary Science at the Gatton campus and provides support in the area of teaching in the Veterinary Science and Animal Studies programs, specifically companion animal sciences.

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

Applicants should possess a Certificate II in Animal Studies or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. A commitment and enthusiasm for the welfare, handling, and care of animals is a must. Experience with both companion and large animals (cattle, horses, pigs and sheep) would be advantageous.  

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 2. The remuneration for the position will be $36.74 per hour (inclusive of a 25% casual loading) plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5%.

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

Position Description

 Download File PD_Animal Attendant_513732.pdf


To discuss this role, please contact Gary Fitzgerald on

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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