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You'll need to meet the following requirements and answer application questions to successfully apply for this course. Please review the following information carefully.

Course summary

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
TAFE Digital

Schedule Pace and number of hours.

Self paced

Start date First day of attendance online or on campus.

Any time

Delivery Method of course delivery.


End date Final day of attendance online or on campus.

Course duration Total time required to complete a course.

2 years 6 months

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • Completion of the Certificate II in Animal Care as evidenced by your certificate or transcript, or

  • Completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification in a related field, like the Certificate III in Wildlife and Exhibited Animal Care or Certificate III in Animal Care Services, as evidenced by your certificate or transcript, or

  • Take part in an interview and complete a TAFE NSW Entry Pathways Toolkit, which we will use to evaluate your current skills and knowledge in an animal science discipline to determine if they are equivalent to the above qualifications

  • Access to a suitable work placement facility, such as a veterinary clinic or animal care organisation, where you will work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian or a qualified veterinary nurse as evidenced by a letter with an official letterhead from your employer

Additional requirements

To make sure this delivery option is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

  • This course offering is designed for people who:

    • have completed the Certificate II in Animal Studies or higher.
    • have secured suitable work placement
    • have high levels of literacy, numeracy and good communication skills
  • The screening process included, written application questions, submission of a workplace checklist, literacy & numeracy screening and an interview. This may take several weeks to complete.

  • To successfully complete this course, you will need:

    • to be self directed in your learning
    • have good Internet Access
    • be comfortable typing, using the Internet and email, chatting to your teachers or others online, reading course content online, using common software and uploading your assessments including video files.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you:

  • The ability to provide your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include enclosed shoes, full-length trousers and sleeved tops

  • Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands like lifting and handling animals

  • Access to a computer with an internet connection

  • Flexibility to work outside of business hours

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

Next steps

  • To confirm your place in a course, If not eligible for a scholarship or exemption, you will need to pay a minimum deposit of $80.

Confirm to continue

You will need to provide evidence for the Entry Requirements listed above.