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Join the AVT team

Be part of the learning journey at AVT

AVT is a progressive, rapidly growing Registered Training Organisation based in Ascot, Perth, Western Australia (as of January 2022).  Our team is an integral part of our identity and is instrumental in the services we provide to our students. We provide a flexible workplace and are committed to the continuous improvement of our people and organisation.

About us

Applied Vocational Training is a private RTO (Registered Training Organisation) offering qualifications in a variety of animal-related vocations. We offer on-campus study options at our college, in addition to online e-learning courses to students all over Australia. AVT aims to be the preferred provider of Nationally Recognised Qualifications for the Animal Care and Management Industry, specialising in Veterinary Nursing, Horse Care, Animal Behaviour and Training, Companion Animal Services and Animal Studies.
We also strive to outperform our counterparts in all aspects of course delivery and student outcomes. In fact, last year the national VET report found that 93.6% of AVT students were satisfied with the overall quality of our training (NCVER, 2019). The following positions offer a rare opportunity to join a friendly, supportive and vibrant team with a genuine passion for what we do.  We have a dedicated, talented team of individuals with a wealth of industry and teaching knowledge and experience.
Government Funding and subsidised Vet Nursing course

Current Vacancies

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

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. If you think you have something to offer AVT or you would like to apply for an advertised position, simply complete the following form.  All applications are strictly confidential.