study with acvn

It’s the perfect start to your brilliant career.

When you join the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing you get Australia’s most comprehensive training across all aspects of veterinary nursing.

Veterinary Nursing is all we do.
Why would you study anywhere else?

When choosing a provider, you should look for one that specialises in what you want to learn, and shares the same passion as you do. You want to become a qualified veterinary nurse – we tick these boxes!

What you get when you study with us

Real World Training
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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.

Courses designed by experts
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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 that includes many industry experts.

Amazing Student Support
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Get help when you need it.We provide unparalleled student support six days a week.

Our Nurse Educators are available 6 days a week by online live chat, email, phone and in our very active ACVN Student Facebook Group.

Flexible Study

All our courses are delivered by distance education, so you can fit them around your busy schedule with no need to attend campus.

Be recognised as a leader in your field

At the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing, all our qualifications are industry recognised. We offer both non-accredited professional development courses through our workshops, short courses and Professional Veterinary Nursing certificates. We also offer Nationally Recognised Training which we train in conjunction with the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges – a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 31258).

That means you graduate with a qualification accepted anywhere in Australia and, for ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing graduates, even overseas*!

*Registration and acceptance will vary country by country – make sure you check with your local veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses association or registration board for details. ACVN are unable to offer you advice on the legalities and acceptance of our courses in your own country.

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You don’t need to be living in Australia to study with us. We welcome students from all over the world! You have the same student benefits as a local student, and we don’t charge you huge fees for being overseas. There are however, some considerations you need to factor in before enrolling with us. Please read the Overseas Student Information by clicking the button below.

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Our students are raving about our courses!

I am a full time employed veterinary nurse thanks to my ACVN studies. (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

Rebecca Grasso / Bundaberg, Queensland

ACVN allows me to have a work/study/life balance as I can complete my course to the pace of my chaotic life.

Sam Petzer / Whale beach, Sydney

Because of my studies I started as a placement student in a clinic and as a result of this I was offered employment.

Emily Shearman / Brisbane
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I love the fact that I can do these studies via distance learning and still work. That makes the studying easier because you can relate to real life scenarios.

Yvonne Funk / Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

The ACVN Nurse Educators are second to none. Where else could you ask a question on Facebook at 10pm at night and have a real Nurse Educator answer?

Jane Bracken / Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
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I am currently employed as a veterinary nurse in a large purpose build veterinary hospital. Without my studies with ACVN I would be lost as to where I would want to be in my career.

Brooke McKenzie / North Brisbane