Applied Vocational Training is a training company established in 1999, and is operated by a group of qualified Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses from Perth in Western Australia. Our Vet Nurse Training Centre offers a course for students wishing to qualify and work as a Veterinary Nurse. This course can be studied by attending our Perth centre as a full time student for one year, starting in February and finishing in December

We also offer a part time  program for people not able to attend our centre full time and a correspondence (with online access to our learning centre) program for students who live outside of Perth or overseas. Our part time program is primarily designed for students working in practice or with an arrangement with a practice for work experience. We do offer a few places each year for students not associated with a practice, subject to availability of a practice we work with to support the students practical training. Students attend our training centre once a week and several one day workshops throughout the year.
Our correspondence program is designed for students living outside of Perth, both in Australia and Overseas, you do not have to be employed in a practice to apply to this program, but a practice must be available to support your training (see details under Vet Nurse Training link).
Part time and Correspondence students can start at any time of the year subject to places being available.

Our company is fully registered by the Australian Government training registration authority ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) and the qualification offered is the nationally recognised Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. We are supported and endorsed by the Australian Veterinary Association.

We have a flexible policy for selection of students and will consider applications from people with a variety of backgrounds, age and educational standards. Applicants to our full time and correspondence programs will often not be working in the industry and may not have had any experience in the Veterinary Profession. Our training programs cater for both those with experience and those wanting to join the veterinary profession as a new career.

Our Animal Science Course is a self study course for students not wishing to train as a Vet Nurse but looking to improve their knowledge about the care of animals. Students may work in an animal care industry or just want to learn more about animals. Most students do not attend classes, studies are done at home or work. This course is available to people living both in Australia and overseas. It can be started any time of the year and training materials can either be posted (Australia only) or completed online. The Animal Science course is open to all people who are 16 yrs or older.