Choosing a career with animals in Australia

Top 7 Reasons to Pursue a Career in the Veterinary Industry

When considering a career, there are so many options. You can work with people, technology, products, or some combination of these. However, when you add animals in the mix, you might truly find something that is rewarding, challenging and highly desired by others.

Job Outlook for veterinary nurses 2023 in australia

Job Outlook for Vet Nurses in Australia

If you are contemplating a career in Veterinary Nursing in Australia, learn about the current and future employment outlook for a career you will never regret.

NCVER 2022 student feedback and review

Top Performance for AVT in 2022 NCVER Report

Key findings of the 2022 VET student outcomes report (satisfaction survey) shows 95% would recommend training and 93% were employed or in further study after completing training.

How many years does it take to be a vet nurse in Australia

How Long Does it Take to Become a Vet Nurse?

The exact length of time it takes to become a qualified veterinary nurse in Australia depends on several factors, including your existing skill set, knowledge and your personal situation.

Vet Nursing online v on campus

Can you take a Vet Nursing Course Online? Here’s What You Need To Know

If you are an aspiring veterinary nurse, deciding on a course provider and study mode can be challenging and also exciting. In this guide, we answer the question, “can you study vet nursing online?” As well as how vet nurse training is delivered in Australia and the pros and cons of studying your vet nurse course online or on-campus.

Courses and study for working with animals

Want to follow your passion and get your dream job?

You can start today and register for one of our nationally recognised qualifications across a broad range of animal related areas. Whether you want to work with dogs, cats, horses, large animals, wildlife including native mammals or smallies such as including exotics, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice, you can start your career pathway with AVT. Learn about our qualifications. 

Courses you may like


Animal Care Online

The Certificate II in Animal Care is an ideal starting point for those with very little or no prior knowledge or experience in the animal care industry. It is also the minimum pre-requisite for our Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

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Animal Care Online

Our online course provides the most flexibility for students who are not based in Perth or who wish to combine their studies with work or other commitments.
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On-Site Intensive

Animal Care (Vet Nursing Pathway)

This is an intensive 10 week program delivered via blended learning where students focus on developing skills and knowledge to prepare them for our Certificate in Veterinary Nursing or to work as an Animal Attendant in a veterinary hospital.

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Vet Nursing Pathway

Students enjoy a combination of practical training and classroom activities at our simulated veterinary hospital in Clarkson.
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