Part Time Day
Course Start Date
Hours Per Week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
This qualification is for people wanting to work with animals within a veterinary clinic or those already employed in the care of animals as a veterinary nurse.
The qualification helps you develop the skills needed to perform veterinary nursing duties in a variety of workplace situations under minimal supervision. Duties include patient admission and discharge, office procedures, radiography, pathology, surgery, dental procedures, nursing animals and providing animal care advice to the public.
It is essential that whilst undertaking this course you have access to a veterinary workplace through either paid employment or significant periods of work experience. This will allow you to practise what you have learnt and increase your experience working with others in this field.
By completing this qualification you will be able to work in a team environment with veterinarians and other veterinary nurses to supply quality care to a range of sick and injured animals. You will be able to work safely in a variety of locations including examination rooms, surgical theatres, offices and outdoor animal facilities.
This qualification reflects the role of a veterinary nurse who works under the supervision of a registered veterinarian to provide nursing care to animals, to support veterinarians to carry out medical and surgical procedures, and to support clients to maintain health of animals.
This qualification has become superseded across Australia and an updated version will soon be available. This means that we may continue to deliver the old qualification for 12 months from the date of change. Students enrolling must complete the qualification by the transition date or will be transitioned to the new qualification. Transitioning to a new qualification will not result in financial penalty.
Further information will be provided during the time of your enrolment. To talk about transition dates or for help to identify the right course for you, please contact us on 131 601.
A message for young people under 17 years of age - If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE NSW to do so.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday from 9.00am to 6.00pm.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access government subsidised training.
Remember, TAFE NSW provides a range of easy and flexible payment options for students or a nominated third party (If a nominated third party is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order will be required).
Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption or concession.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.
When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).
In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.
Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students own expense.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Semester one starts early February 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.
To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.
*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.
Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.
Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.
As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.
|ACMVET402A||Apply imaging routines|
|ACMGAS205A||Assist in health care of animals|
|ACMVET203A||Assist with surgery preparation|
|ACMVET202A||Carry out daily clinic routines|
|ACMVET407A||Carry out medical nursing routines|
|ACMVET405A||Carry out surgical nursing routines|
|ACMVET410A||Carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures|
|ACMINF301A||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work|
|ACMWHS301A||Contribute to workplace health and safety processes|
|ACMVET408A||Coordinate and perform theatre routines|
|ACMVET401A||Coordinate patient admission and discharge|
|ACMGAS204A||Feed and water animals|
|ACMGAS301||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing|
|ACMGAS202A||Participate in workplace communications|
|ACMVET404A||Perform clinic office procedures|
|ACMVET403A||Perform clinic pathology procedures|
|ACMSPE304A||Provide basic care of dogs|
|ACMSPE305A||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMVET409A||Provide specific animal care advice|
|ACMGAS208A||Source information for animal care needs|
|ACMVET201A||Carry out veterinary nursing reception duties|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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