About TVN Academy

TVN Academy was established by Jaime Sky and Marty Tunaley in response to a growing demand from vet nurse students to receive extended training.

Jaime Sky is owner and senior trainer for Trainee Veterinary Nurse Workshops, author of 4 published books, including 6 reference books, pet magazine freelancer writer, radio personality, creator of the Vet Nurse Buddy App, public speaker, qualified veterinary nurse and senior quarantine officer.

She saw a need to provide vet nurse students extended training and skills beyond the Trainee Veterinary Nurse Workshops, and thus created a school that encompasses all of TVN ideals.




Marty Tunaley works behind the scenes and it is her expertise that sees reference books available in the shop, App development and updates, certificates, confirmations, web development and advertising and marketing. It is with Marty’s talent and experience in graphic design and web development that sees TVN reach new heights.






What is different about TVN Academy is that we offer unique and extensive student services, and a policy that puts the student's learning experience first.

Our courses are practical, enabling you to not only develop knowledge and skills, but to build the capacity to continue learning after your studies are completed.
Our courses are experiential; you learn from "'experts'" by being guided to see, do, think about and experience the things you study. We don’t believe that students should have to wait for an extended period of time to receive their results, therefore assessments are returned to the students within 7 days of receipt, so that you have the confidence to move forwards with your studies.

The school holds high the ideals of practical education. Courses offered cater for hobby interest through to formal training in the veterinary industry sector.

We believe that by providing a different education to main stream vocational colleges and universities, we are able to differentiate our graduates and give them real life advantages over graduates from more traditional institutions.
These differences however must be (and are) pursued without compromising academic excellence in any way whatsoever.
We believe that veterinary nursing goes beyond animal care and treatment. We have included in our schools structure, business studies for students that want to branch out into practice management and HR as well as counselling courses to help students help clients as well as helping and nurturing themselves in this challenging yet rewarding industry.

The school and its tutors have always been active in industry. We believe strongly that maintaining an awareness of current information and trends enables us to keep our course notes and services to students up to date and relevant. When you study with this school you are learning from people who are doing what you are studying on a daily basis.

Staff come from varied backgrounds within the veterinary, business and psychology fields and are practising their skills today.

Often the problem with correspondence study is that you feel you are on your own, and have limited access to resources, to ask questions and obtain assignment feedback. Not when it comes to TVN Academy!

TVN Academy provides the highest level of support possible. Students can:

  • Start with a short orientation video that explains simply and effectively how to study.
  • Talk directly with Academic Officers by phone
  • Email questions and quickly receive a email or phone call back.
  • Face to Face teaching
  • Access additional notes whenever needed from an educational database of more than 350,000 pages and 15 million words.
  • Use the online bookshop to get a wide range of reference ebooks and printed books.
  • Students are able to complete workshops via TVN through Trainee Veterinary Nurse Workshops and some courses actually include Trainee Veterinary Nurse Workshops.


We're always learning new things, from conferences, magazines and journals, internet searches, colleagues and of course student's assignments.

Staff at the school are continually researching and writing new books, magazine articles and video scripts.
This gathered information is used to update course notes.
We offer you more up to date information than you are likely to get from many other schools.


* All necessary course notes and required reading materials

* Tuition

* Assignments marked

* Questions answered

* Orientation video presentation to explain how everything works

* Careers and Business advice

* Access to our Resource Libraries

* Discounts

* Access to the students only website chat room


If you have already learnt things which are taught in a course, either through previous study or work experience, you may be entitled to obtain credit towards your chosen course, eliminating the need to repeat material, thus reducing the time taken to complete your course.

Credit can be obtained by completing a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form BEFORE commencing your course.

To apply for an RPL, contact TVN Academy for an application form. Complete the form and submit it together with photocopied documentation.

A fee of $100 incl. GST is charged for Certificate courses or $150 incl. GST for Diploma courses, to make a standard RPL assessment. A higher fee may apply for more complex submissions involving large exemptions. The RPL fee will be deducted from the total cost of your course, plus discounts for any exempted studies, upon enrolment. However, if you complete an RPL and choose NOT to enrol in a course, this fee is non-refundable.

Click HERE to download the form


Short courses that are below 150 hours duration is open to all students.

Certificates and Advanced Certificates - Year 10 and above

Associate Diploma - Year 12 and above


There are no set start dates, you can start at any time of the year. Students can work at their own pace. Extensions and deferments are based on a case by case situation, please contact TVN Academy if your situation changes.