Crocodile Handler Placement in Darwin, Australia at StudentUniverse

Placement (5-9 Months)
Application Deadline
31st May 2019
Rest of the World
Darwin, Australia
Salary Band
£24,000 - £25,999
Role May Involve
Education/Teaching Leisure and Hospitality Veterinary

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Crocodile Handler Placement in Darwin, Australia

Position Overview: To assist in all aspects of the husbandry of the crocodiles on and off display and to provide an unforgettable experience to the public.

Reporting To: Manager – Crocodile Management Program Supervisory

Staff Duties:

These duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure all crocodile enclosures / habitats, on and off display are kept clean at all times.
  • Feed and water animals as instructed.
  • Ensure all feed sheets and communications are reported accurately and completed daily.
  • Observe crocodiles for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behaviour; notifying managers or supervisors as warranted.
  • Clean and sanitise facility support areas, animal rooms, pens, cages, runs, and accessory equipment. Follow written rules and verbal instruction regarding safety procedures.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment.
  • Handle and restrain animals by appropriate methods.
  • Assist when required in the transportation of the crocodiles, supplies and equipment between rooms or facilities.
  • Provide demonstrations to the public and supervise handling times
  • Other duties as requested.



  • Hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Personal presentation in keeping with hygiene requirements of the position.
  • Organises time and work efficiently.
  • Demonstrates hygienic work practices.
  • A good team player, assists others without being asked.
  • Works well under pressure without negative impact.
  • Ability to work effectively unsupervised.


  • Experience in Public Speaking / Guiding
  • Experience in reptile husbandry
  • Certificate II Animal Studies.

About StudentUniverse

One of the best things to do in Australia is a working holiday, and the Northern Territory is one of the country’s best regions in which to do that. Most travellers base themselves in either Darwin, close to highlights including Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Katherine Gorge, or Alice Springs, close to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park and Kings Canyon. You’ll find heaps of employment options, covering everything from working with cattle in beautiful Outback ranches, or working with people in the buzzing lights of Darwin. It’s important to have a Working Holiday Visa, as this will give you permission by the Australian government to work for up to 12 months once you’ve entered the country.

There is plenty of work for skilled & non-skilled workers across the Northern Territory, and its status as a regional destination makes it easy for working holiday makers to extend their visa up to 12 months.

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