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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 work, shelter work and animal shelter jobs.

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 or a job in an animal shelter. 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, vet nursing and more. To find out more about our courses and certifications, contact us.

About AVT

We have been training animal care, animal behaviour and training, equine care and veterinary nursing students for over 25 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 qualifications here or gain new skills by studying one of our short courses.

Why choose AVT?

Dedicated Animal Care College

AVT has been delivering Vet Nursing and Animal Care related courses for over 25 years. It's safe to say there are no plumbing or hairdressing courses here!

Prerequisite course for veterinary nursing

Outstanding Track Record

A recent NCVER VET student outcomes report found 93% of AVT graduates were employed or enrolled in further study after training and 95% of graduates would recommend the training provided by AVT.

Prerequisite course for veterinary nursing

Safe and Supported Learning

Our qualified teaching team have many years of experience as well as extensive backgrounds in the veterinary and animal care industry. They're approachable and dedicated to helping students succeed.

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