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Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

  • National Course Code: ACM40412
  • TAFE NSW code: ACM40412-01V04-19KUR-182

This course is superseded

Location – Kurri Kurri

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week

8

Duration

18 Months

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, it is assumed that you have literacy, numeracy and technical skills at Certificate III level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability.

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Students are required to provide evidence of work placement in a veterinary clinic prior to commencing this course to ensure that they can complete the essential skills required to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse. Advice is provided on suitable locations and how to present themselves for selection but the onus is on the candidate to apply for the positions as they are limited and so are granted on merit at the time of application by the candidates.

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.

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RECOGNITION

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.

Elective Units
Number Title
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
ACMVET406A Nurse animals
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

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Veterinary nurse.

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.

Course Location

Kurri Kurri
McLeod Road, Kurri Kurri
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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