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 13 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

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

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Goulburn: Blended

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $3,240.00
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 2 Years

Goulburn: Part Time Day

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $3,240.00
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