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!
A $15 million VASC redevelopment project at TAFE SA’s Gilles Plains Campus was completed in February 2007 and offers state of the art facilities for the support of biotechnology, veterinary and applied science training. The new facility will also enable considerable expansion of training in the skills required to support and underpin Australia’s growing reputation in biotechnology.
This accredited training for laboratory and research technicians will incorporate leading edge knowledge and skills in molecular biology, bioinformatics and biotechnology research techniques. All laboratories are industry standard Physical Containment Level 2 (PC2), and the facility also incorporates a PC Level 3 laboratory to support future training and development of techniques in the biotechnology and biosecurity areas. The redevelopment is supported with a major capital investment into vital research equipment and VASC will collaborate with major field researchers to ensure students receive the most up to date, relevant education and training.