Qualifications Overview

AVT offer a range of qualifications relating to the areas of animal care including veterinary nursing and animal studies. Whether you are just starting out or looking to expand your knowledge in these areas our qualifications are well recognised and trusted by employers.

Your qualification will be nationally recognised in Australia and also provides a pathway for a higher level education.

Thousands of students from Australia and around the world have chosen AVT as their animal care training provider. Here’s just some of the reasons why:-

  • Full academic and student support
  • Career planning and guidance
  • Application, resume and interview guidance
  • Connections with industry
  • Peer support
  • Work placement support and guidance
  • Pre-organised work placements*
  • Hands-on learning opportunities on-campus
  • Payment options
  • Easily accessible online learning centre
  • Leading course material
  • Flexible study options
  • Guaranteed feedback

For more information on our qualifications and courses see:-

ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is an ideal starting point for those with very little or no prior knowledge or experience in the animal care industry. This qualification is an excellent starting point for any student wishing to continue further vocational training in the area of animal
sciences.

To gain the valuable practical skills required to successfully complete this course, you will be required to spend 150 hours in an approved animal care facility of your choice. This will enable you to put into practice the theory components of the course and develop the hands-on skills that are essential for a career in the animal industry.  Suitable facilities might include kennels, catteries, veterinarians,  doggy day care centres, animal welfare shelters, pet shops (with animals), wildlife rehabilitation centres or zoos.

 

ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies

The Certificate III in Animal Studies is ideal for those who may have already gained some experience in the industry and are looking to consolidate their skills and knowledge with a nationally accredited qualification. This course also offers the next step in a pathway to those who have completed the Certifcate II in Animal Studies.

To gain the valuable practical skills required to successfully complete this course, you will be required to spend 250 hours in an approved animal care facility of your choice. This will enable you to put into practice the theory components of the course and develop the hands-on skills that are essential for a career in the animal industry. Suitable facilities might include kennels, catteries, veterinary clinics, doggy day care centres, stables or agistment centres, animal welfare shelters, pet shops (with animals), wildlife rehabilitation centres or zoos.

 

Certificate II and III in Animal Studies via the VET in schools program

Both the ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies and the ACM30110 Certificate III in Animal Studies are offered via our VET in schools program.  Suitable for Year 11 and 12 students in Australian high schools who are wishing to study animal care. Our VET in Schools courses combine online theory modules with practical placements in the animal care industry. For more information visit our VET in schools overview page below

 

ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

The Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing is aimed at those who want a career as a veterinary nurse or those already working in veterinary care positions. The role of a veterinary nurse is diverse, exciting, rewarding and one in which you will never stop learning. This certificate will introduce you to a range of skills and knowledge across several species of animals.

You can choose to complete ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing via full time, part time or supported online study modes. This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to start your career as a veterinary nurse. We combine a high standard of theoretical knowledge with intensive practical training in veterinary practice.  This qualification is nationally recognised and is required in Australia to work as a qualified and registered Veterinary Nurse.