Animal Industries Resource Centre

Personalised and Professional Education and Training

Animal Industries Resource Centre provides first class veterinary nurse and animal care education and student support throughout Australasia. GET THE LATEST: Mailing List Signup

First Steps

First Steps

Get your career off to a great start

Get Qualified

Get Qualified

Develop skills to advance your career

Advanced Skills

Advanced Skills

Take your career to the next level

eLearning

eLearning

Continuing education for your career

The Animal Industries Resource Centre is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and our National Provider Number is: 31424.

Results of our most recent Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) audit (May 2009)

 

First Steps

Take the first steps towards a veterinary nurse job or animal care career

Looking to get started in a career with animals? These courses will get you on track!

Pet Technician Certificate

This course is available to those who don’t have access to a work placement but wish to gain a deep understanding of the handling and care of pets. This course is a 6 month, online course and you can get started any time!

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Certificate I in Animal Studies

This six month self-paced online course will get you on your way to a career as a veterinary nurse or animal carer. You will gain fundamental knowledge about basic animal care and practical experience with your own pets.  There is no requirement for work placement.

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Certificate II in Animal Studies (Veterinary Industry)

Are you a trainee veterinary nurse or veterinary nurse assistant? Learn foundation knowledge and skills in this veterinary nursing focused course.

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Certificate II in Animal Studies (Companion Animal Industries)

Not working in a veterinary practice? This course is open to those working in the wider animal industries, such as kennels, pet shops and shelters. Your choice of electives means that you get the most relevant education and skills for your career!

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Certificate III in Companion Animal Services

This course is for those currently employed as a government trainee in an animal care facility such as a pet shop, grooming parlour or boarding kennel.

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Get Qualified

Get a veterinary nurse or animal care qualification

Gain a nationally recognised, industry standard qualification in your chosen vet nurse or animal carer career.

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

If you are looking to develop your technical skills and advance your career, this course is for you! You can look forward to being able to provide expert nursing care for animals and professional support to their owners.

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Express Lane Route to Qualifications

Are you an experienced veterinary nurse who would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification? Our Express Lane allows you to gain recognition for your prior learning and experience and get qualified sooner! Request a no-obligation Self-Assessment Kit today!

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Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services

A great nationally recognised course for companion animal industry managers, supervisors, senior staff members and those working within the dog training, kennels & catteries, grooming industries or other non-veterinary facilities.

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Advanced Skills

Take the first steps towards a veterinary nurse job or animal care career

Watch your career take off with one of these advanced, post-graduate courses.

Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice)

If you undertake a senior role in your general practice and want to advance your leadership and technical skills to the next level, this course is for you!

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Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical Nursing)

This course is a professional and technical program for qualified nurses who wish to specialise in Surgical Nursing.

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Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care)

Do you work well under pressure? Do you want the skills to specialise in Emergency and Critical Care? This course is for you.

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Advanced Small Animal Nursing

This course is for qualified nurses looking to gain advanced technical skills. This brand new, accredited course will help you introduce advanced learning and training into the workplace. 

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Certificate IV in Frontline Management

Are you a Practice Manager or team leader looking to learn how to motivate and support your team? This valuable qualification will complement your current technical or operational skills and teach you how to make a real impact on the practice’s bottom line.

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eLearning

Take the first steps towards a veterinary nurse job or animal care career

Learn the latest techniques or brush up your skills when and where you like with these courses.

ProSkills eLearning

ProSkills e-Learning courses are the perfect way for you to increase your knowledge, skills and earn CPD points at a time and pace that is convenient for you.

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Professional Development Webinars

Flexible, dynamic and cost-effective training. Our suite of webinars can cater for all team members including leaders, supervisors, practice owners, veterinarians, veterinary nurses and receptionists. Four topic areas: Nursing Intelligence; Leadership Intelligence; Customer Service Intelligence; and Team Intelligence.

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