Working with horses - equine vet nurse and health care

Kicking Career Goals – Working with Horses

Horses have been part of Matilda Yates’ life ever since she was able to walk. By her own admission she is ‘horse crazy’, so it’s no surprise that she wants to explore career options within the equestrian industry.

Conflict management in the veterinary industry

7 tips to Manage Conflict in an Animal Care Team

When you choose an animal care related vocation, it is likely you will be required to work as part of a small team. Animal care teams are often required to deal with a variety of situations, sometimes chaotic, sometimes emotional and often stressful.

How to find volunteer work with animals

How to Find Volunteer Work with Animals in Australia?

If you love animals and have been considering a career working with animals, then volunteering is a fantastic way to get started. You can work close to home with familiar animals such as dogs and cats or, in a country as large and diverse as Australia, there is also a wealth of opportunities to work with wildlife.

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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