The program consists of the flagship 25 hour industry-accredited Mars Petcare College curriculum, and covers topics including:
In addition, learners can self-register to a range of short courses available via the course catalogue.
The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA) launched the Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Registration Scheme for veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians involved in clinical, management or academic areas.
The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 20 AVNAT CPD points to the 25 hour Mars Petcare College continuing education activity.
“The opportunity to take part in Mars Petcare College provided me with essential knowledge that I can use to help customers. This involves helping with dietary needs and behavioural issues. I can also pass on this knowledge to my team as I learnt valuable expert advice on pet care and nutrition. As a Mars Petcare College graduate, I’m now applying to TAFE NSW for further nationally recognised qualifications.”
"Mars Petcare College has helped me gain the knowledge I require for my position at Pets Domain. I now feel more confident recommending products and helping customers from everything I have learnt regarding pet nutrition and general pet wellbeing plus so much more. I can also now apply for a formal qualification with TAFE."
“As an Exhibitor, Mars Petcare College has taught me how to evaluate the nutritional quality of various pet diets, which supports my team’s success in the show ring. As a Breeder, I’ve enhanced my knowledge around feeding my whelping mothers and I can more confidently advise my ‘puppy families’ on topics such as growth nutrition, puppy development and canine behaviour. The program is industry-accredited, and the format is very engaging and user-friendly.”