How to become a Aquarium Assistant

Aquarium Assistants care for and sell aquatic animals. They also provide advice to customers on animal selection and care.

Personal requirements of a Aquarium Assistant

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • good communication skills and enjoy working with people
  • mature and responsible
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job, undertaking manual and sometimes heavy work
  • observant and methodical.

Duties & Tasks of a Aquarium Assistant

Aquarium Assistants: • feed aquatic animals, • maintain aquatic environments • perform retail functions

Working conditions for a Aquarium Assistant

Working conditions vary depending on the place of work. Many attendants have to work on weekends and public holidays.

Avg. weekly wage:

$957

Future growth:

Strong

Employment by state:

ACT ACT 2.9%

NSW NSW 31.4%

NT NT 0.9%

QLD QLD 18.1%

SA SA 8.3%

TAS TAS 0.5%

VIC VIC 24.4%

WA WA 13.5%

Hours worked:

44.7

Unemployment:

Average unemployment

Gender split:

Male 28.9%

Female 71.1%

Education level:

Not completed Year 12: 4.3%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 47%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 14.8%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 22.6%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 11.3%

Age brackets:

15-19 - 11.7%

20-24 - 13.7%

25-34 - 15.2%

35-44 - 17.9%

45-54 - 19.6%

55-59 - 10.8%

60-64 - 5.8%

65 and Over - 5.3%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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