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Animal Care Courses

Animal care courses are ideal if you love working with our furry and feathered friends. Study online for a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing qualification.

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Animal Care Jobs

Different Animal Care qualifications offer a range of employment opportunities.

Veterinary Nurse

The Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing can qualify you as a Veterinary Nurse. This role assists veterinary surgeons in the diagnosis, treatment and care of sick or injured domestic, farm and zoo animals. You will administering drugs and anaesthetics, preparing animals for surgery, holding and monitoring animals during surgery, cleaning up after surgery, undertaking diagnostic tests and x-rays, preparing and sending off laboratory samples, and caring for animal 'in-patients'.

The TAFE NSW Online learning system ‘Canvas’ lets you study wherever and whenever you like all on your laptop, tablet or smartphone

In fact it’s the only program of its kind that is optimised for smartphone. The easy to use interface has all the readings, course notes, videos and support material for each level built in.

Everything is designed to help you stick to your study schedule, pass the course and upgrade to the career of your dreams. There’s a personalised dashboard for tracking your progress, and a diary to help you manage your study around your everyday life. You can set up notifications on email, SMS, Facebook and Twitter. So you’ll always know when an assignment is due, it’ll even chase you up if you forget!

Want to try it for yourself?

Our Preparing for TAFE Online study short course is designed specifically to help you plan to succeed with your learning online.