Course Info

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

National Course Code: ACM40418


Turn your love for animals into a rewarding career with the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, which is the minimum qualification you need to work as a veterinary nurse. Be a valued member of a veterinary team and care for a range of pets including cats, dogs, horses, captive animals and farm animals.


Through work placement and course work, you will learn:

  • Veterinary clinic office procedures
  • To perform radiography and pathology nursing procedures
  • How to carry out surgical nursing duties and coordinate theatre routines
  • How to nurse animals in your care
  • Dental nursing procedures


Develop the attributes you need to get ahead in this field:

  • Communication to provide animal care advice to clients
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills to support veterinarians - particularly in high pressure situations
  • Strategies to remain calm in a crisis


Completing the course will equip you with:

  • A national qualification as a qualified veterinary nurse
  • The skills needed to perform veterinary nursing duties
  • The knowledge to assist veterinarians to care for animals in the workplace


Choose the right career pathway for you. This course allows you to specialise in fields like:

  • Companion animals
  • Pocket pets
  • Captive animals
  • Equine nursing

Further your career with a Diploma:

  • ACM50212 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical)
  • ACM50512 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice)
  • ACM50412 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care)
  • ACM50312 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Dental)


With people increasingly treating their pets as fur-babies and spending more money on their care and comfort, employment opportunities are forecast to increase over the three years to 2022.


This course is currently available at 7 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Blended, Full Time, Part Time Day

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Yallah: Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $3,240.00
  • Start Date: 21 Jul 2020
  • Duration: 18 Months

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