Qualifications Overview

Qualifications in Animal Studies, Horse Care and Veterinary Nursing

AVT offers a range of qualifications relating to the areas of animal care including veterinary nursing, horse / equine care 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 have chosen AVT as their animal care training provider.

ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies

On-Site Intensive

Vet Nursing Pathway

This intensive 10 week program is 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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ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

On-Site & Online

Veterinary Nursing

The Veterinary Nursing qualification is aimed at those who want a career as a veterinary nurse or those already working in veterinary care positions. We offer a variety of study modes including Online and On-campus options studying across 1-2 years.

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Veterinary Nursing

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.
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Qualifications for high school leavers & graduates

Depending on your level of experience with animals, both the animal studies courses, ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies and ACM30117 Certificate III in Animal Studies as well as ACM20217 Certificate II in Horsecare 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.

What Students Are Saying

Why choose AVT?

Dedicated Animal Care College

We have been training Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing students for over 20 years. Plus, as an independent Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we create and deliver our own material so you get the latest and most up-to-date knowledge.

Prerequisite course for veterinary nursing

Successful Graduates

As well as a high graduation rate, 90% of our students are employed or enrolled in further study after training (NCVER, 2019). In fact, employers request our graduates because of the skills, knowledge and experience they gain during their studies.

Learn from Industry Professionals

Our teaching team consists of Veterinarians, Veterinary Nurses and Animal Scientists who all continue to work in the animal care industry and have outstanding industry knowledge and experience.

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