What is the best way to become an Animal Care Rescue or Shelter Worker?

There are a diverse range of roles and organisations you can work within the area of animal rescue. The most common organisations in Australia are shelters (including dog shelters) and rescue centres generally caring for companion pets such as cats and dogs and the other is in wildlife rescue. This video focuses on the area of animal rescue and shelter work.


Need the Confidence to Volunteer or Work with Animals?

If you would like the confidence and skills to volunteer or work in the animal care industry, our courses are the perfect way to obtain foundation knowledge or upskill for your existing duties.

ACM20121 Cert 2 in Animal Care - Animal Care & Welfare

An intensive course at the Cat Haven in Shenton Park (WA) and Greyhounds as Pets Kennel Facility in Southern River (WA), and AVT in Bentley (WA), with blended on-campus and online learning.

 Certificate 2

ACM30117 Certificate 3 in Animal Studies - RSPCA

A 6 month course providing you with weekly hands-on practical training at the RPSCA (WA) under the supervision of AVT educators, plus online learning from the comfort of your home.

 Certificate 3

Flexible Online Study Option

All of our courses are offered as an Online eLearning option. Learn the foundation theory online and participate in a work placement to gain practical skills and experience at an approved location that suits you.

 Online Options

What to do if you are interested in pursuing a career in animal care

If you would like to take your passion for helping animals to the next level, the best thing to do is reach out to Australia's most trusted animal care training providers. For over two decades, Applied Vocational Training (AVT) has helped aspiring animal care professionals realise their dreams by providing the highest quality career training.

If you love animals, volunteering to work with them is something worth considering. You may also want to consider a career in animal care. If you are interested in pursuing such a career path, you will need to acquire the right qualifications. AVT offers a variety of courses in fields such as animal care, horse care, vet nursing and more. To find out more about our courses and certifications, contact us.

About AVT

We have been training animal care, horse care and veterinary nursing students for over 20 years in Australia. Students who undertake AVT courses range from high school-aged students just starting their pre-vocational journey right through to mature-aged students seeking an alternative career path. Graduates are highly respected and sought after by industry professionals, businesses and organisations. If you want the background knowledge and skills to help you secure your career in the animal care industry, check out our nationally recognised qualifications here or sharpen your skills in one of our workshops.

Why choose AVT?

A recent NCVER VET student outcomes report for Applied Vocational Training graduates found:-

  • 89.5% were employed or enrolled in further study after training.
  • 93.6% were satisfied with the overall quality of their training.
  • 95.5% would recommend the training and 93.0% would recommend their training provider.
  • 89.4% achieved their main reason for doing the training.


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