Our nationally recognised ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care is a pre-vocational qualification aimed as an entry point in the animal care and management industry. On completion, you can choose to start your career in the animal care industry or move on to a higher level qualification.
Many people aspire to work with animals and a Certificate II in Animal Care can lead to a wide variety of qualification and/or job pathways in the animal care industry including animal welfare carers, veterinary assistants and vet nurses, council and ranger services, wild life carers and animal fauna rehabilitation workers, conservation workers, pet service related business owners, home based pet services, sanctuary management, park rangers, wildlife rangers, pet grooming, animal trainers, cattery attendants, boarding kennel hands, pet day care centres, agistment facilities and retail businesses such as pet shops.
Our WA based, Animal Health & Welfare course is now eligible for applicants who qualify for the Jobs & Skills WA Participation Program, with fees starting from $668. See full details including eligibility guidelines here
The nationally recognised ACM30121 Certificate III in Animal Care Services and ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies is perfect for students who have some experience working with animals and wish to learn new skills and refine their knowledge. On completion, you can start a career in the animal care industry or improve your opportunities with an existing employer as well as go on to further education.
If you have some experience in animal care and wish to refine your skills and knowledge, the Certificate III in Animal Care Services is the perfect place to start. Graduates increase their opportunities for career development or employment in the industry and can engage in further responsiblities in voluntary roles. On completion you could find yourself working in a variety of roles including supervisory positions, depending on your experience, across animal welfare, rehabilitation, veterinary care, retail and pet care, stables and agistments and pet boarding facilities.
Depending on your level of experience with animals, ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care and ACM30122 Certificate II in Animal Care Services are great places for students to start who have completed high school.
To learn more about the options we recommend visiting our High School Graduates page.
AVT has been delivering Vet Nursing and Animal Care related courses for over 20 years. It's safe to say there are no plumbing or hairdressing courses here!
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
Our qualified teaching team have many years of experience as well as extensive backgrounds in the veterinary and animal care industry. They are approachable and dedicated to helping students succeed.