Applied Vocational Training (AVT) was formed in 1999 in Perth, Western Australia, by Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses looking to provide quality training for students seeking qualifications as a Veterinary Nurse and gaining employment in the veterinary industry. Over the years, we have extended our range of courses and nationally recognised certificates to include qualifications in Animal Studies, Animal Care, Horse Care and Animal Behaviour and Training. Our courses allow students to enter a diverse range of roles within the animal and pet care industry particularly those starting their careers.
Our animal studies courses were formerly offered by Animal Science College, managed and operated by the owners of Applied Vocational Training since commencement. Applied Vocational Training now offer the complete education pathway for students wishing to gain qualifications across the animal care and services related industry.
Courses are provided by our team of qualified and experienced Veterinarians, Veterinary Nurses and Animal Scientists. Our lecturers and tutors are active members of either the veterinary profession or are involved in the animal care industry. They also have recognised training qualifications and have significant experience teaching in University and/or TAFE programs. You can meet our team here.
Over 500 students are enrolled in our on-campus and supported eLearning programs. Our online program attracts students from all over Australia. Our graduates are employed in a variety of areas including veterinary practice, zoos, government agencies such as quarantine services, welfare organisations, wildlife and rehabilitation and other animal care facilities. We are located in Ascot (as of 2022), Western Australia, (9km from Perth CBD). Our purpose-built training centre provides on-campus students with a modern learning facility and access to a practical laboratory as well as equipment and products used in the veterinary and animal care industry. Students also enjoy free Wi-Fi services, a student lounge including an outdoor garden area as well being a short walking distance to eateries and public transport.
Leading Course Material Regularly updated by AVT Veterinarians and Animal Scientists with the latest information.
Flexible Study Options Choose from our range of study options including campus based and online study modes.
Trust and Respect Highly regarded by the animal healthcare industry.
Supportive Learning Culture Our dedicated educators and support team help with every aspect of the learning process.
Successful Track Record High rate of student graduation and employment each and every year. AVT qualified veterinary nurses and animal care professionals have been successfully employed in the animal services industry since 1999.
Applied Vocational Training is a private training provider registered with the ASQA (the Australian Skills Quality Authority). We are also supported and endorsed by the Australian Veterinary Association. Our registration number is 5273 and our registration authority can be viewed on the Australian Government’s National Register of VET by visiting www.training.gov.au. For more information we also encourage you to visit the following links:-
As an RTO, Applied Vocational Training is bound to comply with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (SRTOs) 2015. Training Services provided to clients follow policies and processes developed to meet the VET Quality Framework and SRTOs 2015. Select this link to view our full Student Policy Handbook We strongly recommend you search the www.training.gov.au website for any training organisation you maybe considering.