AVNAT Framework & policies now available
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Application Guide now available
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Applications open
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AVNAT Online Register
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Official launch & information desk at VNCA Conference
3-5 April 2019

P: 03 9586 6022


Introducing the AVNAT Registration Scheme

The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA) has launched the Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Registration Scheme, with registrations opening on 1 April 2019.

What is AVNAT?

AVNAT is the national registration scheme for veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians involved in clinical, management or academic areas.
Professionals registered under the AVNAT Registration Scheme demonstrate their commitment to the veterinary industry by:

  • meeting entry level education
  • demonstrating a commitment to continuing professional development
  • abiding by a code of professional conduct and ethical practice and related standards

Veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians can register with a professional body that advocates for the professionalism of the veterinary nurse and veterinary technician.  By creating the AVNAT Registration Scheme, the VNCA has established a thorough and transparent self-regulation program which will set standards of professional practice across the veterinary nursing industry.  Strong participation in the scheme will also support the VNCA's longer term strategy to advocate for mandatory registration across Australia.

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AVNAT Registration Scheme: Enhancing quality in your workplace through standards and learning