National code: ACM40418

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Kingscliff

Class details

Schedule Pace and number of hours.

Full Time

Delivery Method of course delivery.



Course duration Total time required to complete a course.

1 year 6 months

Start date First day of attendance online or on campus.

Next intake

End date Final day of attendance online or on campus.

Time Commitment

Class time Dedicated hours required each week in either online or on campus classes.

12 hours

Additional study time The minimum recommended hours you will need to commit to your studies outside of class hours. This may include private study, work placements and research.

15 hours

Fee details

Full fee This is the non-subsidised fee for the course. Payment plans may be available.


This course may be fee free, or available at a reduced cost.

Proposed timetable What time classes run

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday and Friday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

Additional information Other things to know


Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

  • Knowledge assessments: short answer, multiple-choice questions, matching, true or false questions

  • Skills assessments: demonstrations under observation

  • Project assessments: research tasks

  • Case study assessments: scenarios, assignments

  • Submission of a training logbook for work placement

Work placement

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

  • During your course you will undertake a mandatory 480 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

  • You are responsible for arranging your own work placement.

  • Our team can offer support and a letter of introduction including your enrolment dates, the TAFE NSW insurance policy, the responsibilities of your employer, a risk assessment form and a work placement guide to help you find the right workplace and support you in your work placement experience.

Materials needed

To complete this course, the following materials are required:

  • There are no materials needed for this qualification.

Additional entry 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.

  • There are no additional requirements for this qualification.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 21 units of competency, including 17 core and 4 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work ACMGAS307

  • Communicate effectively with clients and team members ACMGAS308

  • Carry out daily practice routines ACMVET202

  • Contribute to workplace health and safety processes ACMWHS301

  • ... 5

Course delivery Combination study

Learn through a combination of classroom based, online and/or workplace activity. For example, you may participate in scheduled classroom activity, have an element of self-directed learning with online content, and/or receive supervised training while on the job, doing work experience, or on placement.

Classroom activity will be scheduled, but online learning can provide more flexibility. Teacher support will be provided for all study. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.


TAFE NSW Kingscliff is located a short two minute drive from the golden sands and sparkling surf of the northern most beaches in New South Wales. Situated near local farmlands close to the Queensland border, TAFE NSW Kingscliff features spacious, tree-lined grounds, and is a training and educational hub for the people of the northern Tweed Shire community.

Campus address

Cudgen Road Kingscliff 2487

Parking on campus grounds is available.

Refer to your local bus timetables, visit transportnsw.info


TAFE NSW campuses work closely with the community and industry to ensure you have access to the industry standard technologies, equipment and facilities.

  • State-of-the-art automotive and logistics workshop

  • Dedicated design and media computer labs

  • Aboriginal learner support centre

  • Purpose built bakery kitchen

  • Purpose built wine cellar

  • Hair and beauty training academy

  • Student run massage clinic

  • Simulated aviation facility

  • Carpentry and construction workshop

  • Simulated hospital nursing environment

  • Fully equipped fitness centre and gymnasium

Student support

We're here for you. Get help and assistance with nearly every aspect of your study life - from study support and student resources, to counselling, guidance, and help finding jobs or accommodation.

  • Mon 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tue 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wed 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed