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About the Program

Passionate about Pets?

Have you always dreamed of working with animals? Our school based traineeships can help your dreams come true!
The Greencross Vets school based trainee program is available throughout Queensland and is the perfect stepping stone to kick start your career in the pet care profession.

Earn while you learn

Our traineeship program combines planned training and education, with paid work experience. As part of our traineeship you are required to work in a clinic, which will teach you valuable skills and also pay for your time in-clinic.

Kick start your career

  • Fulfil your dreams
  • Earn while you learn
  • Train towards a nationally recognised qualification
  • Complete your secondary school studies
  • Work in a supportive team environment
  • On the job training and education
  • Learn from industry leaders 

What can you expect?

The Greencross Vets 12-month school based traineeship is a nationally recognised qualification incorporating:

  • Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110)
  • Comprehensive three day training induction program
  • Support network of a dedicated program coordinator and clinic veterinary team
  • Earn while you learn – working at the clinic one day per week
  • Tailored career paths to grow and develop with the company
  • Four points towards Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • To be eligible for the qualification, you will be required to work (and be paid for) a minimum of 375 hours (50 days) over a 12 month periodPractical and theory based learning (including online workshops)


Practical and theory based learning (including online workshops)

  • Occupational health and safety processes
  • Work in the animal care industry
  • Workplace communications
  • Animal care hygiene routines
  • Feed and water animals
  • Environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Healthcare of animals
  • Source and provide information for animal care needs
  • Veterinary reception duties
  • Carry out daily clinic routines
  • Assist with surgery preparation


Please note: The Greencross Vets School Based Traineeship program is currently available in Queensland only.