The AAVet course is a prerequisite for accreditation as an Australian Government Accredited Veterinarian (Livestock).
The course is designed to inform veterinarians involved in the pre-export preparation or shipboard services for livestock of their legislative responsibilities as an Australian Government Accredited Veterinarian (Livestock). It also provides relevant background information about the livestock export process.
To apply for accreditation as an Australian Government Accredited Veterinarian (Livestock), a veterinarian must:
- be registered by a state or territory veterinary surgeons’ board
- complete AHA’s Accreditation Program for Australian Veterinarians (APAV)
- successfully complete the AAVet course.
Once these steps are complete, veterinarians can submit an application to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
To be accredited to undertake shipboard work, the veterinarian must also be an Australian citizen.
About the course
The AAVet course is offered as online training. It should take about 6 hours to complete, depending on the veterinarian’s prior industry experience. Assessment involves self-testing via computer-marked quizzes, and results are immediately available.
The AAVet course is most relevant to veterinarians and veterinary students interested in the process of livestock export.
If you are undertaking the course to become an Australian Government Accredited Veterinarian, you must pay a once-only course fee of AUD$250.00 including GST, and follow a few additional steps, as outlined in the online course. Once you have paid the course fee, you can revisit the course as many times as you like. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources may charge additional accreditation fees.