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Join the AVT team

Be part of the learning journey at AVT

AVT is a progressive, rapidly growing private Registered Training Organisation (RTO 5273) based in Ascot, Perth, Western Australia. Our team is an integral part of our identity and is instrumental in the services we provide to our students. 

A bit about AVT

We offer on-campus and blended study options at our college, in addition to online e-learning courses to students all over Australia.

Our goal is to be the preferred and recommenced provider of Nationally Recognised Qualifications for the Animal Care and Management Industry, specialising in Veterinary Nursing, Horse Care, Animal Behaviour and Training, Animal Care Services and Animal Studies.

We also strive to outperform our counterparts in all aspects of course delivery and student outcomes. Last year the national VET report found that 94% of AVT students were satisfied with the overall quality of our training (NCVER, 2022).

 

Government Funding and subsidised Vet Nursing course

Why you should join AVT!

Working at AVT offers a rare opportunity to join a workplace that is:

  • 100% animal friendly;
  • family friendly with flexible working hours and hybrid home arrangements where suitable;
  • friendly, supportive and inclusive;
  • full of talented and experienced individuals with a wealth of industry and teaching knowledge; and
  • who have a genuine passion for what they do and want to make a difference. 

100% Animal Friendly

Family Friendly

Flexible Workplace

Experienced and Skilled Team

Supportive and Inclusive

Current vacancies

There are currently no job vacancies available at AVT. However, we encourage you to check back soon as we regularly update our website with new opportunities. We always welcome submissions from industry professionals who are seeking new opportunities.

Salary – Full time equivalent of $47K – $53K per year (adult rate)   
Full time and part time options available –  Maternity Leave Cover 1 year  (with potential extension)

Are you an enthusiastic, motivated individual who has a genuine love of animals? Join our team as an Animal Care Attendant and Campus All-Rounder at our Animal Care Facility and Training Organisation in Ascot.

What are the responsibilities of this role?

This role will oversee the care and husbandry of our on-campus animals, including their housing, welfare, health, enrichment and well-being. You will learn to understand each animal’s personality and unique behaviours, ensuring you meet their specific needs accordingly. You will also be responsible for scheduling animal based activities as required by the AVT trainers.

This position offers the opportunity to join a friendly, supportive and vibrant team with a genuine passion for providing training opportunities for those in the animal care industry.

The duties of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the daily care, welfare and enrichment of all animals at our Ascot campus, including food preparation and feeding, cleaning, handling, socialisation, monitoring their behaviour, enrichment and health care
  • Following stringent protocols and procedures to maintain the highest standards of hygiene, animal welfare and health and safety guidelines to ensure animal, personal, staff and student security and safety
  • Maintaining detailed accurate records of feeding, observations,medical care and welfare
  • Demonstrating the highest level of respect, patience, care and compassion towards all animals in your care at all times, setting the example for students to follow
  • Supervising and assisting students with the care and handling of the animals
  • Coordinating the schedule of animals for different classes and activities
  • Coordinating and setting up of equipment and other specimens for practical training sessions
  • Assisting Trainers with on-campus tours for student orientation days
  • Daily property maintenance (both inside and outside); this will include upkeep of enclosures, professional presentation of the campus gardens , through to cleaning and tidying up of classrooms, student and staff lunch rooms
  • Work closely with Marketing to assist with taking photographs and videos of our animals and students suitable for social media
  • Providing support to the AVT team on a day-to-day basis including administration support when required
  • Monitor/order animal feed and campus supplies
  • Inventory stocktake and monitoring

Our team are chosen for their professional attributes, their intrinsic love of animals and their ability to contribute productively within a team environment.

About you

In order to thrive in this role, the right candidate should ideally hold the following attributes:

  • Previous experience in an animal care role, including basic knowledge of animal husbandry, behaviour, disease recognition and safe handling is highly desirable
  • Holds a Certificate II in Animal Care (or equivalent) or higher qualification
  • Experience and comfortable working with and handling a variety of sizes and species of animals including cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and more
  • Genuine commitment to providing a high standard of care and compassion to our animals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • A mature, responsible mindset
  • Friendly, positive, flexible, can-do attitude
  • Reliable, punctual, proactive, with a strong work ethic
  • Able to follow instructions well, with good attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • Physically fit and capable of lifting and moving heavy objects 
  • Comfortable taking photos and videos of students and animals for social media
  • Digital literacy for data administration
  • Own car is essential for occasional shopping required

What’s on offer?

This is an opportunity for you to:

  • Work in a professional, supportive and vibrant environment
  • Enjoy daily cuddles with our animal community and be responsible for their safety and well-being
  • Be supported by a talented team
  • Help many enthusiastic and passionate students
  • Enjoy an animal friendly workplace
  • Have your weekends off!
  • Be provided with uniforms

This role can be on a full-time or part-time basis (28-38 hours per week), working 5 days per week. Occasional weekend work may be required. Start and finish times can vary anywhere between the hours of 7:30am and 5:00pm.

How to apply

Please use the online form below to submit your resume and a short cover letter explaining why you would make a great candidate for this role and why you would like to join the AVT team. Please indicate if you would prefer full time or part time work and your availability. 

Are you motivated and eager to make a meaningful impact? Join our team as a Student Services Officer at our lovely campus and animal care facility in Ascot, where you will be instrumental in meeting the growing needs of our students and diverse course offerings. This role will have a strong emphasis on support and mentoring services, shaping a positive educational experience for our students.

A little more about us
Applied Vocational Training Pty Ltd (AVT) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 5273) and we’ve been in operation for 25 years. We’re a boutique RTO, led by a team of highly qualified industry professionals. We specialise in the delivery of Animal Care Services and Veterinary Nursing qualifications, including DTWD funded courses. We take pride in our team-centric approach and our commitment to delivering the highest level of student services.

Reporting to the Student Support Manager your key roles may include:

Customer Engagement 

  • Provide front-line support to students via phone, email, and face-to-face for both enrolled and future students
  • Respond to enquiries via email and phone regarding our available courses and counselling on course selection 
  • Assist with student applications, interviews, assessments and selection process including LLN evaluation
  • Maintain student support inbox and respond to enquiries or escalate to other appropriate personnel where necessary
  • Coordinate and conduct student orientation and induction sessions when required
  • Generate student training and support plans in line with student needs

Student Support

  • Assist Program Managers with tracking student progress including regular reporting
  • Organise and conduct student progress calls and face-to-face student meetings when required
  • Ensure students requests, issues, concerns and feedback are being followed up and actioned

Student Mentoring

  • Conduct student advisement sessions when required providing guidance, support, and mentorship to students throughout their vocational journey including recommendations/referral to both internal and external support services

Administration

  • Manage student records including student enrolments, personal records, study plans, unit enrolments, participation/attendance, results, deferral, transfer and withdrawal
  • Send meeting invitations and other course communication to students 
  • Complete USI and state funding application checks to determine student eligibility requirements
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and maintain accurate records of compliance activities
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the AVT’s student support services
  • Create and/or maintain accurate easy to read procedures and workflow instructions to contribute to our “yet to be developed” internal FAQ system

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum two years’ experience working in a senior customer service or administrative role (preferably in an RTO)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite 

We’re looking for someone who has a mature and composed attitude, with a strong sense of practicality. Our ideal candidate is known for staying calm and collected, even in tough situations. They’re skilled at thinking critically and creatively. We appreciate candidates who can handle challenges with a level-headed approach, offering smart solutions and playing a role in careful and strategic decision-making. The ideal candidate will also have: 

  • Prior experience working in a similar role at an RTO
  • An excellent level of written and verbal communications – this is a role that requires a significant level of phone, email and video communication
  • Knowledge and application of empathetic and effective additional student support and mentoring services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a diverse range of people and develop trust and rapport with them
  • Experience using Student Management Systems (aXcelerate or equivalent)
  • Self-disciplined and independently driven but able to work effectively in a team environment with shared goals
  • Working knowledge of The Standards for Registered Training Organisations 
  • A love of animals as we work in an animal friendly work place (yes, well behaved dogs can come to work!)

Training will be provided to suitable candidate who may not possess all of the above attributes.

What can you expect?

  • Full-time position (8 or 9 day fortnight considered) 
  • Above Award salary commensurate with experience and the amount of training required
  • Five weeks paid annual leave 
    • Superannuation paid monthly
    • Two weeks off every Christmas period
  • A family and work/life balance-friendly workplace
  • A friendly and welcoming workplace culture
  • A supportive and vibrant environment at our lovely campus in Ascot
  • Daily stretches in the garden with the team

How to apply

Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining why you would be a great candidate for this role. 

A working with children check will be required for the successful applicant.

Previous applicants are welcome to apply.

Salary – Negotiable   |   Hours 4-5 days per week (flexible upon discussion)

We are seeking a new member to join our friendly team to build and maintain relationships with current students and provide on-going supervision and support over the course of their studies. Building and maintaining industry relationships is also an important part of this widely varied role.

This role will suit an individual with extensive experience in a sales representative role or a background in the veterinary and animal care industry combined with proven exceptional verbal and written communication skills.  You will need to demonstrate the ability to relate to a wide range of people in a professional yet empathetic way, be self-driven and motivated with exceptional attention to detail.

This is a rare opportunity to join a friendly, supportive and vibrant team with a genuine passion for what we do.

Key responsibilities

  • Act as a point of contact for on-campus and online students, monitoring progress and providing support and advice
  • Managing relationships with current work placements to ensure it is a productive arrangement for both parties and providing support when needed
  • Arrangement of practical placements for vet nursing students in Perth Metro area and on-going documentation and recording of work placement updates
  • Providing coaching and information sessions to students and workplaces on how to get the most out of their practical placement, providing regular progress reports and relaying feedback
  • Dealing with enquiries from prospective students on a national basis to ensure that they receive appropriate advice on course suitability and providing the highest level of service
  • Screening and reviewing all vet nursing applications and conducting on-campus and phone interviews with potential future vet nursing students
  • Mentoring and supporting on-campus vet nursing students (as well as our online students), with their practical training. This includes reviewing the students’ Practical Skills Workbooks regularly to ensure they are on track with their training
  • Managing and maintaining student database
  • Undertaking a wide range of administrative duties to support and document the work and programs that are implemented

Selection criteria

Essential

Skills, Experience & Qualities

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and relationship building/management ability
  • Self-driven with the ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision
  • A demonstrated commitment to exemplary customer service
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Previous experience in an administration (or similar) role with sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Lives in Perth Metropolitan area

Desirable

Skills, Experience & Qualities

  • Experience in a customer service or sales role
  • Experience in VET (Vocational Education & Training) sector or higher education institutions
  • Experience in the veterinary industry or similar 

How to apply

Please submit your application by using the form below. A covering letter is essential.

Filled positions - please copy vacancies below for future reference (Do not delete)

Salary – Negotiable   |   Hours – 30-38 hours per week

This role will suit an enthusiastic, committed and self-motivated individual who is passionate about training and passing knowledge and experience onto others.

We have tutoring and assessing positions available at AVT, offering flexible hours.  These positions are suitable for somebody who lives in Perth and is able to be on-campus to also conduct onsite assessments.

Your key responsibilities would include:

  • Marking and assessing a variety of on-line assessments (in the form of written tests and assignments, workplace assignments, case studies and practical skills) across all qualifications we offer and providing feedback in a timely manner
  • Mentoring and supporting students in their studies, via phone and via our online learning platform
  • Maintain, develop and modify learning resources and assessment tools as required.
  • Conducting formal practical skills assessments (on campus and off-site, sometimes in workplaces)
  • Facilitating practical training sessions in a variety of environments
  • Conducting tutorials and providing student academic support

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced senior veterinary nurse or veterinarian to diversify their career.  The ideal candidate for this opportunity will offer the following:

Essential criteria

  • Must possess or is studying towards TAE40116 Cert IV in Training and Assessment* (or minimum TAE Assessor Skill Set (TAESS00001))
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification or higher
  • Experienced veterinarian or senior veterinary nurse (minimum 4-5 years’ current and relevant experience) who has been working in all aspects of veterinary practice and has good knowledge and practical experience in patient care, medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, clinical pathology, imaging, customer service and client care, dental nursing, emergency nursing and intensive care
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to relate to a wide range of people in a professional yet empathetic way
  • Have excellent planning and time management skills
  • Self-driven with the ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision

*Must hold a TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its successor or

  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus the following units:
    • TAELLN411 (or its successor) or TAELLN401A, and
    • TAEASS502 (or its successor) or TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B or
  • a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education.

How to apply

Please submit your application by using the form below. A covering letter is essential.

Salary – Negotiable   |   Hours – 4-5 days per week

A rare opportunity has arisen to join our teaching team, to deliver various on-site Veterinary Nursing courses.   This is a highly varied role and will involve:

  • Planning, preparing and delivering classes
  • Designing and facilitating practical training sessions for a variety of students
  • Conducting tutorials and providing student academic support
  • Developing course and assessment materials
  • Conducting formal practical skills assessment
  • Conducting assessment of written assignments

Working with a dedicated, talented team of individuals with a wealth of industry and teaching knowledge and experience, this role will suit an enthusiastic, committed and self-motivated individual who is passionate about training and passing knowledge and experience onto others.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a person who has considerable formal experience in the veterinary industry and is wanting to diversify their career. This may include a veterinarian or an experienced veterinary nurse.  The ideal candidate for this opportunity will offer the following:

  • Must possess or is studying towards TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or hold a Diploma or higher level qualification in adult education (or willing to study towards TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment).
  • Must possess industry-relevant qualifications and a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • The ability to multi-task, think on your feet and work autonomously as well as part of a   team
  • Present professionally, with excellent people and communication skills (both oral and written), easily building rapport at all levels
  • Have excellent planning and time management skills
  • A sense of fun and the ability to make the classes an exciting, interactive and productive learning experience
  • Able to commit to set days during academic term times
  • Lives in Perth Metropolitan Area

How to apply

Please submit your application by using the form below. A covering letter is essential.

Salary – Negotiable   |   Hours – 30 – 38 hours per week

Our Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing Training Organisation has an exciting opportunity for a Training & Compliance Manager to join our leadership team based at our Ascot Campus. 

This position offers a rare opportunity to join a friendly, supportive and vibrant team with a genuine passion for providing training opportunities for those in the animal care industry.

Your responsibilities and tasks will be to:

  • Provide expert advice, leadership, and direction to the Training & Assessment and Student Support  teams to ensure AVT maintains compliance with the relevant regulations and standards
  • Maintain up-to-date working knowledge of the VET Quality Framework and advise the business on changes arising from regulatory developments and industry best practices
  • Develop and update AVT’s policies, including writing new policies as required, consistent with regulatory and internal business requirements
  • Lead and manage the design and implementation of AVT’s quality and compliance activities, including internal audit activities and manage ASQA and DTWD compliance audits
  • Manage and report on continuous improvement activities including the continuous improvement register
  • Management of all regulatory submissions and communications to ASQA including any changes to scope, new course accreditations, and changes to AVT’s registration
  • Coach and guide academic and operational managers to ensure ongoing compliance with required standards
  • Management of all government funded contracts including contract variations and ensure operational compliance with contractual obligations 
  • Manage and lead relevant quality, compliance, and risk management activities including validation, moderation and  professional development 
  • Conduct internal and external reporting, including presenting written reports and recommendations to the Directors, the CEO, and the management team
  • Data analysis and reporting including quarterly AVETMISS reporting and monthly training activity lodgement for DTWD funded programs

About You 

This is an exciting role, where you will use your existing knowledge and experience to contribute to the successful leadership of our team.  In order to thrive in this role, you will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Diploma in quality auditing, compliance management, or similar field desirable
  • At least 5 years experience working in a senior Training Manager or compliance role
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of the VET Quality Framework including the Standards for RTOs 2015 
  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting legislation, regulatory standards, and guidelines and summarising into practical reports and tools for management
  • Demonstrated operational and project management skills to meet variable workload demands and tight deadlines
  • Prior experience with DTWD funding contracts and RAPT /TAMS reporting
  • Demonstrated experience in writing policies, submitting written responses to regulatory bodies, and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience in using management systems and databases
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft 365 office suite
  • Comfortable working in an animal-friendly environment and have a genuine love of animals.

What’s on offer?

This is an amazing opportunity where you will :

  • Work in a supportive and vibrant environment 
  • Apply your knowledge and skills and be able to contribute to the success of our team
  • Work between 30-38 hours per week
  • Enjoy an animal friendly workplace

How to apply

Please submit your application by using the form below. A covering letter is essential.

We have an exciting opportunity for an entry level Junior Administration Assistant to join our team at our Ascot Campus.

We are seeking an Office Assistant to help with general administrative and campus duties. This position offers a rare opportunity to join a friendly, supportive and vibrant team with a genuine passion for providing training opportunities for those in the animal care industry.

What are the responsibilities of this role?

The varied duties of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Carrying out reception and administrative duties including answering incoming phone calls
  • Communicating with and assisting students with general enquiries (face to face, phone, email and online)
  • Data entry
  • Providing administration support to the AVT team on a day-to-day basis
  • Ordering office and campus supplies
  • Inventory stocktake and monitoring
  • Assisting with feeding and cleaning enclosures of on-campus animals
  • Setting up equipment and other specimens for practical training classes
  • Assisting with taking photos and videos of students and animals for social media

You will be provided with support, guidance and mentoring from our student support team and administration team.

About You 

This is a junior position and would suit a recent school leaver with an enthusiastic attitude and who is keen to learn. In order to thrive in this role, the right candidate must hold the following attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a confident phone manner
  • Friendly, positive, flexible, can-do attitude
  • Reliable, punctual, pro-active, with a strong work ethic
  • Confident in asking questions, following instructions and have good attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • Commitment to always providing a high standard of customer service
  • Comfortable working in an animal-friendly environment and have a genuine love of animals.

Desirable 

  • Previous customer service experience

What’s on offer?

This is an amazing opportunity for you to:

  • Work in a professional, supportive and vibrant environment where you will be able to learn and apply new skills
  • Be supported by a talented team
  • Help many enthusiastic and passionate students
  • Enjoy an animal friendly workplace
  • Opportunity to complete a Certificate II in Business Studies (traineeship)

Your role will be based on-campus in a full-time capacity, working 5 days from Monday to Friday. Hours between 8:00am and 5.00pm.

How to apply

Please use the online form below to submit your resume and a short cover letter explaining why you would make a great candidate for this role and why you would like to join the AVT team.

Salary – Negotiable   |   Hours – 4-5 days per week

A rare opportunity has arisen to join our teaching team, to deliver various on-site Veterinary Nursing courses.   This is a highly varied role and will involve:

  • Planning, preparing and delivering classes
  • Designing and facilitating practical training sessions for a variety of students
  • Conducting tutorials and providing student academic support
  • Developing course and assessment materials
  • Conducting formal practical skills assessment
  • Conducting assessment of written assignments

Working with a dedicated, talented team of individuals with a wealth of industry and teaching knowledge and experience, this role will suit an enthusiastic, committed and self-motivated individual who is passionate about training and passing knowledge and experience onto others.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a person who has considerable formal experience in the veterinary industry and is wanting to diversify their career. This may include a veterinarian or an experienced veterinary nurse.  The ideal candidate for this opportunity will offer the following:

  • Must possess or is studying towards TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or hold a Diploma or higher level qualification in adult education (or willing to study towards TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment).
  • Must possess industry-relevant qualifications and a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • The ability to multi-task, think on your feet and work autonomously as well as part of a   team
  • Present professionally, with excellent people and communication skills (both oral and written), easily building rapport at all levels
  • Have excellent planning and time management skills
  • A sense of fun and the ability to make the classes an exciting, interactive and productive learning experience
  • Able to commit to set days during academic term times
  • Lives in Perth Metropolitan Area

How to apply

Please submit your application by using the form below. A covering letter is essential.

Salary – Negotiable   |   Hours – 16-24 hours per week

This role will suit an enthusiastic, committed and self-motivated individual who is passionate about training and passing knowledge and experience onto others.

We have tutoring and assessing positions available at AVT, offering flexible hours.  These positions are suitable for somebody who lives in Perth and is able to be on-campus to also conduct onsite assessments.

Your key responsibilities would include:

  • Marking and assessing a variety of on-line assessments (in the form of written tests and assignments, workplace assignments, case studies and practical skills) across all qualifications we offer and providing feedback in a timely manner
  • Mentoring and supporting students in their studies, via phone and via our online learning platform
  • Maintain, develop and modify learning resources and assessment tools as required.
  • Conducting formal practical skills assessments (on campus and off-site, sometimes in workplaces)
  • Facilitating practical training sessions in a variety of environments
  • Conducting tutorials and providing student academic support

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced senior veterinary nurse or veterinarian to diversify their career.  The ideal candidate for this opportunity will offer the following:

Essential criteria

  • Must possess or is studying towards TAE40116 Cert IV in Training and Assessment* (or minimum TAE Assessor Skill Set (TAESS00001))
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification or higher
  • Experienced veterinarian or senior veterinary nurse (minimum 4-5 years’ current and relevant experience) who has been working in all aspects of veterinary practice and has good knowledge and practical experience in patient care, medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, clinical pathology, imaging, customer service and client care, dental nursing, emergency nursing and intensive care
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to relate to a wide range of people in a professional yet empathetic way
  • Have excellent planning and time management skills
  • Self-driven with the ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision

*Must hold a TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its successor or

  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus the following units:
    • TAELLN411 (or its successor) or TAELLN401A, and
    • TAEASS502 (or its successor) or TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B or
  • a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education.

How to apply

Please submit your application by using the form below. A covering letter is essential.

Salary – Negotiable   |   Hours – 3 days per week (Negotiable)

A perfect role for a strong Client Relationship professional who is looking to join our team and contribute to the success of a dynamic and fast-growing company. This inaugural role will focus on developing and maintaining relationships with animal care and veterinary workplaces that provide workplace training for our students.  

Due to recent growth and an evolving environment, we are seeking an experienced professional with strong communication, customer service, sales or business development and relationship building skills. You will have the opportunity to work for an organisation that is committed to supporting our students and employers in the animal care and veterinary industries by facilitating quality work placement opportunities for students enrolled in our courses.

The Industry Liaison Officer will help employers and our students to succeed together through joint experiences that deliver value for both parties.

The job role would include:

  • Using your outstanding people skills to identify, establish and nurture long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with a wide range of business owners and local employers both face to face and by phone
  • Offering support and training programs to workplace supervisors to deliver/enable effective and efficient training of students
  • Understanding employers/ supervisors’ needs and developing plans to address them
  • Developing & executing strategies for both recruitment and retention of workplaces
  • Promoting the benefits of having committed students in the workplace
  • Identifying & developing new business opportunities
  • Collaborate with other team members, particularly the Program Managers, to improve the support and practical training of our students
  • Marketing and promotion of traineeships to potential employers in the animal care and veterinary industries
  • Maintaining good records and administrative processes such as creating policies, workflows and developing and improving resources
  • Feedback to management about opportunities, new ideas, suggested protocols, etc
  • Possible assistance with job placements – matching students or trainees with employers
  • Attendance at Career Expos to promote our animal care focused courses 

About You

You will be a confident, warm and approachable people person, who has at least  4 years experience in a sales or account management role in any industry (animal care or veterinary background would be a bonus) as well as:

  • You must be relationship driven with a genuine interest in training
  • You are an experienced and highly creative client relationship professional who enjoys taking innovative approaches to acquiring and supporting new clients/employers through informative consultation, promotion and relationship management.
  • You have the ability to work in an environment of constant change, for example, introducing a pilot traineeship program, promoting traineeship opportunities to employers

You will have :

  • Superior organisational and time management skills and the ability to work independently and be able to prioritise work
  • Be energetic, creative, confident, and self-driven
  • Excellent communication, presentation and problem-solving skills and strong networking capabilities
  • Excellent listening skills, ability to gather relevant information and to influence and offer solutions

To be considered for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

Essential Skills:

  • A demonstrable track record of success in sales and customer relationship management
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial professional relationships to leverage opportunities for the practical training of our students
  • Ability to build remarkable rapport with colleagues and employers
  • A creative and professional approach to marketing and networking to generate new business partners

Key Skills:

  • Strong process, organisational and time management skills
  • High-level written & verbal English language communication skills
  • Confidence in engaging with new and existing employers/business partners
  • Proficient computer skills – including Microsoft Office and Databases
  • Initiative, resilience and common sense
  • Ability to work methodically, accurately and autonomously
  • Ability to problem solve and finalise issues in a timely manner   

Experience and Qualifications (highly desirable but not essential):

  • Understanding of Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Understanding of traineeships
  • TAE40116 qualification

How to apply

Position is now filled

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual who has a genuine love of animals for an exciting new role at our conveniently located campus in Ascot.

What are the responsibilities of this role?

This role will oversee the care and husbandry of our on-campus animals, including their housing, welfare, health and well-being. You will also be responsible for scheduling animal based activities as required by the AVT trainers.

This position offers a rare opportunity to join a friendly, supportive and vibrant team with a genuine passion for providing training opportunities for those in the animal care industry.

The duties of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the daily care, welfare and enrichment of all animals at our Ascot campus, including food preparation and feeding, cleaning, handling, socialisation, monitoring their behaviour, enrichment and health care
  • Following stringent protocols and procedures to maintain the highest standards of hygiene, animal welfare and health and safety guidelines to ensure animal, personal, staff and student security and safety
  • Maintaining detailed accurate records of feeding, observations and care
  • Demonstrating the highest level of respect, patience, care and compassion towards all animals in your care at all times, setting the example for students to follow
  • Supervising and assisting students with the care and handling of the animals
  • Co-ordinating the schedule of animals for different classes and activities
  • Co-ordinating and setting up of equipment and other specimens for practical training sessions
  • Daily property maintenance (both inside and outside); this will include upkeep of enclosures, professional presentation of the campus, setting up and maintaining a vegetable patch through to cleaning and tidying up of classrooms, student and staff lunch rooms
  • Being an integral member of the AVT Animal Ethics committee and maintaining related policies
  • Taking photographs and videos of our animals and students suitable for social media
  • Providing support to the AVT team on a day-to-day basis including administration support when required
  • Ordering animal feed and campus supplies
  • Inventory stocktake and monitoring

Our team are chosen for their professional attributes, their intrinsic love of animals and their ability to contribute productively within a team environment.

About You

In order to thrive in this role, the right candidate should ideally hold the following attributes:

  • Previous experience in an animal care role, including basic knowledge of animal husbandry, behaviour, disease recognition and safe handling is highly desirable
  • Holds a Certificate II in Animal Studies (or equivalent) or higher qualification
  • Experience and comfortable working with and handling a variety of sizes and species of animals including cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, snakes and more.
  • Genuine commitment to providing a high standard of care and compassion to our animals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • A mature, responsible mindset
  • Friendly, positive, flexible, can-do attitude
  • Reliable, punctual, proactive, with a strong work ethic
  • Able to follow instructions well, with good attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • Physically fit and capable of lifting heavy objects (up to 15kg)
  • Comfortable taking photos and videos of students and animals for social media
  • Digital literacy for data administration

What’s on offer?

This is an amazing opportunity for you to:-

  • Work in a professional, supportive and vibrant environment
  • Enjoy daily cuddles with our animal community and be responsible for their safety and well-being
  • Be supported by a talented team
  • Help many enthusiastic and passionate students
  • Enjoy an animal friendly workplace
  • Have your weekends off!
  • Be provided with uniforms
  • Opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Animal Care (traineeship)

This role will be on a full-time basis, working 5 days (8 hours per day) from Monday to Friday. Start and finish times will vary between the hours of 7.30am and 5.00pm.

Due to the amount of interest we anticipate receiving for this exciting opportunity, we will only be contacting those who are successful in moving to the next round.

How to apply

Please use the online form below to submit your resume and a short cover letter explaining why you would make a great candidate for this role and why you would like to join the AVT team.

Salary – Negotiable   |   Full time and part time options available –  Maternity Leave Cover 1 year  (with potential extension)

Are you an enthusiastic, motivated individual who has a genuine love of animals? Join our team as an Animal Care Attendant and Campus All-Round at our Animal Care Facility and Training Organisation in Ascot.

What are the responsibilities of this role?

This role will oversee the care and husbandry of our on-campus animals, including their housing, welfare, health, enrichment and well-being. You will learn to understand each animal’s personality and unique behaviours, ensuring you meet their specific needs accordingly. You will also be responsible for scheduling animal based activities as required by the AVT trainers.

This position offers the opportunity to join a friendly, supportive and vibrant team with a genuine passion for providing training opportunities for those in the animal care industry.

The duties of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the daily care, welfare and enrichment of all animals at our Ascot campus, including food preparation and feeding, cleaning, handling, socialisation, monitoring their behaviour, enrichment and health care
  • Following stringent protocols and procedures to maintain the highest standards of hygiene, animal welfare and health and safety guidelines to ensure animal, personal, staff and student security and safety
  • Maintaining detailed accurate records of feeding, observations,medical care and welfare
  • Demonstrating the highest level of respect, patience, care and compassion towards all animals in your care at all times, setting the example for students to follow
  • Supervising and assisting students with the care and handling of the animals
  • Coordinating the schedule of animals for different classes and activities
  • Coordinating and setting up of equipment and other specimens for practical training sessions
  • Assisting Trainers with on-campus tours for student orientation days
  • Daily property maintenance (both inside and outside); this will include upkeep of enclosures, professional presentation of the campus gardens , through to cleaning and tidying up of classrooms, student and staff lunch rooms
  • Work closely with Marketing to assist with taking photographs and videos of our animals and students suitable for social media
  • Providing support to the AVT team on a day-to-day basis including administration support when required
  • Monitor/order animal feed and campus supplies
  • Inventory stocktake and monitoring

Our team are chosen for their professional attributes, their intrinsic love of animals and their ability to contribute productively within a team environment.

About you

In order to thrive in this role, the right candidate should ideally hold the following attributes:

  • Previous experience in an animal care role, including basic knowledge of animal husbandry, behaviour, disease recognition and safe handling is highly desirable
  • Holds a Certificate II in Animal Care (or equivalent) or higher qualification
  • Experience and comfortable working with and handling a variety of sizes and species of animals including cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and more
  • Genuine commitment to providing a high standard of care and compassion to our animals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • A mature, responsible mindset
  • Friendly, positive, flexible, can-do attitude
  • Reliable, punctual, proactive, with a strong work ethic
  • Able to follow instructions well, with good attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • Physically fit and capable of lifting and moving heavy objects 
  • Comfortable taking photos and videos of students and animals for social media
  • Digital literacy for data administration
  • Own car is essential for occasional shopping required

What’s on offer?

This is an opportunity for you to:

  • Work in a professional, supportive and vibrant environment
  • Enjoy daily cuddles with our animal community and be responsible for their safety and well-being
  • Be supported by a talented team
  • Help many enthusiastic and passionate students
  • Enjoy an animal friendly workplace
  • Have your weekends off!
  • Be provided with uniforms

This role can be on a full-time or part-time basis (28-38 hours per week), working 5 days per week. Occasional weekend work may be required. Start and finish times can vary anywhere between the hours of 7:30am and 5:00pm.

How to apply

Please use the online form below to submit your resume and a short cover letter explaining why you would make a great candidate for this role and why you would like to join the AVT team. Please indicate if you would prefer full time or part time work and your availability. 

Salary – Negotiable   |   Hours 4-5 days per week (flexible upon discussion)

We are seeking a new member to join our friendly team to build and maintain relationships with current students and provide on-going supervision and support through the course of their studies. Building and maintaining industry relationships is also an important part of this widely varied role.

This role will suit an individual with extensive experience in a sales representative role or a background in the veterinary and animal care industry combined with proven exceptional verbal and written communication skills.  You will need to demonstrate the ability to relate to a wide range of people in a professional yet empathetic way, be self-driven and motivated with exceptional attention to detail.

This is a rare opportunity to join a friendly, supportive and vibrant team with a genuine passion for what we do.

Key responsibilities

  • Act as a point of contact for on-campus and online students, monitoring progress and providing support and advice
  • Managing relationships with current work placements to ensure it is a productive arrangement for both parties and providing support when needed
  • Building relationships with a wide variety of industry contacts through visits and other promotional activities
  • Arrangement of practical placements for vet nursing students in Perth Metro area and on-going documentation and recording of work placement updates
  • Develop programs to help work placements deliver quality training and get the most out of practical student placements
  • Providing coaching and information sessions to students and workplaces on how to get the most out of their practical placement, providing regular progress reports and relaying feedback
  • Dealing with enquiries from prospective students on a national basis to ensure that they receive appropriate advice on course suitability and providing the highest level of service
  • Screening and reviewing all vet nursing applications and conducting on-campus and phone interviews with potential future vet nursing students
  • Mentoring and supporting on-campus vet nursing students (as well as our online students), with their practical training. This includes reviewing the students’ Practical Skills Workbooks regularly to ensure they are on track with their training
  • Managing and maintaining student database
  • Undertaking a wide range of administrative duties to support and document the work and programs that are implemented
  • Weekly, monthly and quarterly student progress reporting and subsequent action where necessary

Selection criteria

Essential

Skills, Experience & Qualities

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and relationship building/management ability
  • Self-driven with the ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision
  • A demonstrated commitment to exemplary customer service
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Previous experience in an administration (or similar) role with sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Lives in Perth Metropolitan area

Desirable

Skills, Experience & Qualities

  • Experience in a customer service or sales role
  • Experience in VET (Vocational Education & Training) sector or higher education institutions
  • Experience in the veterinary industry or similar 

Commencement

Role available from July 2023

How to apply

Please submit your application by using the form below. A covering letter is essential.

Full time (38 hours a week)

Are you a motivated individual with a passion for animal care and wanting to develop your administrative skills? We have an exciting entry-level opportunity for someone to join our team as an Office Junior and Animal Care Assistant. In this diverse role, you will provide vital support to the AVT team, our students, and the adorable pets at our animal care facility. Join our friendly and supportive team at our purpose-built training campus in Ascot with plenty of opportunities for personal career growth into the future.

About Us:

Applied Vocational Training Pty Ltd (AVT) is not your average training organisation – we’re all about animals! For over 20 years, we’ve been specialising in delivering Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care qualifications. Led by a team of passionate industry professionals, we offer a supportive environment where work-life balance matters. As part of our awesome team, you’ll enjoy benefits like 5 weeks of paid annual leave (pro-rata) and plenty of furry friends to brighten your day.

Key Responsibilities:

This entry-level role will include responsibilities that let you embrace your love for animals while developing your administrative skills. The role is best suited to a school leaver and those just starting out on their career journey. An example of some of the duties will be to:

Administrative:

  • Support our trainers and assessors in preparing for classes, practical sessions, orientation days, and workshops. You’ll help with tasks like printing and compiling workbooks, organising equipment and supplies for practical activities, and making sure everything runs smoothly.
  • Handle duties like placing online orders, scanning and uploading documents.
  • Show off your organisational skills as you make sure the classroom booking system is up-to-date, conduct stocktakes, process orders, and ensure our inventory is always accurate.
  • Be the friendly voice on the other end of the line as you answer phones and direct calls to the right people. Your positive energy will make every conversation a pleasant one!
  • Welcome students to our campus with a warm and friendly smile and a helpful attitude.
  • Maintain a clean and welcoming environment by keeping classrooms, common areas, offices and bathrooms neat and tidy on a daily basis.

Animal Care Facility:

  • You’ll assist with feeding, cleaning, and providing enriching experiences for our pets in our Animal Care Facility.
  • Embrace your green thumb as you help maintain the campus and animal care facility grounds and homegrown pet vegetable garden.

Personal Attributes and Desirable Skills:

  • You are an animal lover. A deep affection for animals is a must, including our adorable rats!
  • You have a friendly and approachable personality – we love a warm smile and positive attitude!
  • You pay a high attention to detail and possess the ability to multitask in a high paced environment.
  • You’re a quick learner, ready to follow instructions and adapt to new tasks.
  • Your communication skills are on point, and you’re a natural when it comes to connecting with others.
  • You are comfortable with computers and possessing a basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office and Google Workspace could give you that extra edge.

Essential Requirements:

  • Your own car is a must for occasional shopping, office supplies pickup and more. We’ve got you covered with a travel allowance when you use your own vehicle.
  • Weekend work when required – our pets need care seven days a week, so occasional weekend work will be part of your role. But don’t worry, you will have week days off to compensate.
  • Your workdays will typically be 8 hours plus a lunch break between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:00 pm. Start and finish times may vary between these hours.

It’s in the details …
We can’t wait to hear all about you, so please make sure you include a cover letter with your resume when applying. We’re excited to get to know you better.

Full-time (38 hours a week)

Are you a self-motivated individual with an exceptional eye for detail? We’re looking for an Enrolments and Funding Administration Officer to join our team at AVT. You will play a crucial role in the efficient and accurate delivery of the DTWD administration function.

A little more about us
Applied Vocational Training Pty Ltd (AVT) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 5273) and we’ve been in operation for 25 years. We’re a boutique RTO, led by a team of highly qualified industry professionals. We specialise in the delivery of Animal Care Services and Veterinary Nursing qualifications, including DTWD funded courses. We take pride in our team-centric approach and our commitment to delivering the highest level of student services.

Your responsibilities and tasks will be to:

  • Understand and implement DTWD compliance requirements
  • Create and maintain student enrolments in our Student Management System, aXcelerate, ensuring the accuracy of all required financial and VET data reporting fields 
  • Create, issue and maintain itemised invoices for funded enrolments
  • Prepare and submit monthly TAMS lodgement of all funded training activity
  • Submit contract variations as requested
  • Develop a good working relationship with our DTWD Case Manager
  • Create and maintain payment plans
  • Process funded student withdrawals and refunds
  • Resolve unpaid student invoices
  • Collate and review attendance evidence records for all programs
  • Conduct weekly progression reporting of program enrolments
  • Conduct annual review of funded Resource Fee costings
  • Conduct National AVETMISS reporting and other applicable state reporting
  • Create and issue traineeship training plans 
  • Manage training contracts on WAAMS including upload of training plans and completion agreements
  • Conduct annual review of all courses for Centrelink reporting
  • Manage LLN Robot assessment and reports
  • Issue student training and support plans
  • Focus on continuous improvement, in order to achieve efficient management of student records and claims with a compliance focus
  • Assist Management with any other regulatory reporting requirements including quality indicator data and student surveys
  • Assist the Student Support team as required  

About you:
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Prior experience in a similar RTO role
  • Working knowledge of DTWD’s Business Rules
  • Prior experience with DTWD funding contracts, RAPT/TAMS lodgements and WAAMS administration
  • Sound understanding of ASQA and the Standards for RTOs
  • Proven ability to communicate at a high level, both written and verbally.
  • Exceptional level of attention to detail and time management skills
  • Experience working with Student Management Systems (aXcelerate or equivalent)
  • High level of computer literacy in Office 365 including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Comfortable working in an animal-friendly environment and have a genuine love of animals

Training will be provided to suitable candidate who may not possess all of the above attributes.

What can you expect?

  • A flexible start date between now and January 2024
  • Five weeks paid annual leave
    • Superannuation paid fortnightly 
    • Two weeks off every Christmas period
  • A family and work/life balance-friendly workplace
  • A friendly and welcoming workplace culture
  • A supportive and vibrant environment at our lovely campus in Ascot
  • Daily stretches in the garden with the team

How to apply
Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining why you would be a great candidate for this role. 

A working with children check will be required for the successful applicant.

Are you interested in joining a vibrant and fun team?

If we don’t have any positions currently advertised, we’re always interested to hear from industry professionals seeking new opportunities.
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