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Amazing Student Support

Get help when you need it. We provide unparalleled student support six days a week. Our Nurse Educators are available by online live chat, email, phone and in our very active ACVN Student Facebook Group where you can connect with fellow course participants and often see Nurse Educators help out after hours!

Flexible Study

All courses are delivered by distance education, so you can fit them around your busy schedule with no need to attend campus. No due dates to stress you out, study when it suits you. Can’t finish the course in the enrolment timeframe? That’s ok too! It’s easy to extend your course as needed but be aware this attracts a fee.

Printed Learner's Guides

All our students receive printed learners guides at no extra charge. Our notes are quite comprehensive and would cost a fortune to print out at home.

Online Learning Centre

Supporting your included printed learner’s guides is our online Learning Centre. Here you upload your assignments, saving on postage, and view videos and presentations to assist your learning.

Real World Training

Our courses are designed to deliver everything you need to know to turbo-charge your veterinary nursing career. We believe in balancing theoretical knowledge with real-world practical skills so that everything you study is completely and immediately relevant to your job as a Veterinary Nurse. All the information you learn can be directly applied in practice. You’ll also discover the critical thinking skills vital to becoming as a highly competent nurse.

Be Recognised as a Leader in Your Field

At The Australian College of Veterinary Nursing, all our qualifications are industry and nationally recognised. We train in conjunction with the Queensland Agricultural Training College – a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). In fact, our courses exceed industry expectations and ACVN Nurses are highly sought after.

You’ll graduate with a highly regarded qualification accepted anywhere in Australia and, for Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing graduates, even overseas!

Courses Designed by Experts

Every one of our courses has been developed and written by experienced staff at the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing. They’re also peer reviewed through a rigorous process to ensure you are learning what industry wants, to a very high standard. ACVN Nurses are known for their amazing skills and knowledge.


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If you want to see how great veterinary nursing can be, and how easy it is to study with us, then enrol in our Introduction to Veterinary Nursing Course.

You’ll graduate from this short course with some great knowledge on how to provide care to hurt and injured animals. You’ll see what’s involved in being a veterinary nurse and studying with ACVN.

You’ll receive internal credit to ACVN accredited courses if you decide that veterinary nursing is your calling. 

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Our students are raving about our courses!

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I am currently the head vet nurse in a busy three Vet practice. My studies with ACVN have helped me to grow my skills and knowledge dramatically. I’ve implemented new protocols that are beneficial to the practice and our patients.

The Nurse Educators at ACVN offer so much support. They go out their way to help you, even in their time off.

I love the fact that I can study and still work at the same time.

Yvonne Funk / ACVN Graduate 2017, ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing