AVT – Providing Jobs & Skills WA funded programs since 2017

AVT has been an approved provider for Jobs & Skills WA Programs since 2017. Over this time, we have been proud to mentor and train hundreds of students in the animal care and veterinary nursing industry.

AVT General Manager, Sue Bain commented, “The Jobs & Skills WA Program has made our courses accessible to so many WA based students over this time and has provided our industry with high quality graduates who are in demand”.

About Jobs and Skills WA programs

Jobs and Skills WA programs are used to prioritise the WA State Government training funding to focus on courses that equip people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand.

Which programs are AVT approved to offer?

Participation–Work Readiness

This program aims to assist unemployed people who are job ready, seeking the relevant skills and experiences to access meaningful work so they can participate fully in the workforce.
The program has a targeted approach to recruiting students from the eligible target groups via referrals from an approved referral agent or via a self-referral based on a number of criteria.
Referral agents are organisations that offer support services to individuals including the Disability Services Commission, selected Job Active providers, Jobs and Skills Centres, and community-based organisations.

Lower fees, Local Skills

Lower fees, local skills qualifications provide for an annual fees cap on a list of courses. This means regardless of how much the course fees are, you will not pay more than a set total amount per selected qualification or course per calendar year. The annual fees cap is set at $400 for eligible concession students, and $1,200 for non-concession students, plus resource fees*.

The Lower fees, local skills courses are available to residents of Western Australia that meet the eligibility criteria. See more detailed information, see Skills Ready or visit the relevant qualifications pages on this site.

Which subsidised courses are AVT currently offering?

AVT is an approved provider for the following courses and funding programs:

Participation–Work Readiness Courses

ACM20121 Cert 2 in Animal Care (Health & Welfare)

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

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Lower fees, Local Skills Funded Courses

ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

WA Based students can apply for funded positions in our nationally recognised Veterinary Nursing course across our blended learning, part-time and full-time course delivery modes.

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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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