Primary Industries & Science

Animal Studies

Animal Studies

The Veterinary and Applied Science Centre (VASC) located at the Gilles Plains Campus is the focal point for vocational training for the applied sciences, biotechnology, veterinary nursing and animal industries sectors in South Australia. 

The VASC is the only facility in South Australia offering specialised vocational training for the Applied Science, animal and racing industries.

We operate from two Campuses: Gilles Plains and Morphettville and are committed to providing quality education and training opportunities for clients in a wide range of industries. 

These include veterinary nursing, animal industries, laboratory technology, biotechnology and horse and racing industries.

Lecturing staff include scientists and veterinarians whose qualifications and current industry experience support the technical value and relevance of the material in all courses. To complement the activities of the staff and to support the currency of delivery, the program incorporates significant input from industry experts and specialists. 

We provide real life experiences, customised industry training and innovative skills outcome!


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Employment Opportunities

There are a many prospects available for graduates in these areas including the opportunity to work in veterinary practices, pet shops, boarding kennels, animal welfare organisations, and in the biomedical area. The Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing is the national qualification for Veterinary Nurses. The Diploma of Animal Technology provides graduates with opportunities to work in biotechnical research and production, teaching facilities, zoos and wildlife parks.


Veterinary and Applied Sciences Centre
Gilles Plains Campus
33 Blacks Rd
Gilles Plains 5086
South Australia 

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Phone: +61 8 8207 1100
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Fax: +61 8 8207 1113

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