AVT History


Applied Vocational Training (AVT) was formed in 1999 by a group of 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 for students wishing to enter a more diverse range of roles within the animal and petcare industry and for those just starting their career. 

Our animal studies courses have formerly been offered by Animal Science College, managed and operated by the owners of Applied Vocational Training since commencement. As of January 2017, Applied Vocational Training is now offering the complete education pathway for students wishing to gain qualifications in Animal Studies as well as Veterinary Nursing.

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, quarantine and other animal care facilities.

We are located in Technology Park, Bentley, Western Australia near Curtin University and 8km southeast of 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 from cafes, eateries and public transport.


Why study with AVT?

  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.

Our Team

AVT - a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

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.