Course Start Date
11.5 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
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 YOUR TALENT
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
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
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
GROW YOUR CAREER
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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a flexible, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 11.5 hours of class, over 2 days a month. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8.4 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 6.8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including mandatory work placement, self-directed learning such as research, private study and preparation for assessments.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who are seeking employment with a veterinary clinic as a qualified veterinary nurse or who want to complete a traineeship in this qualification.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students.
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support
Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.
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
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
This course is currently scheduled on one Monday and one Sunday per month and weekly contact with course facilitator. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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?
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Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
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 all 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.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
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|ACMGAS307||Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work|
|ACMGAS308||Communicate effectively with clients and team members|
|ACMINF301||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work|
|ACMVET202||Carry out daily practice routines|
|ACMVET401||Coordinate veterinary reception duties|
|ACMVET402||Apply imaging routines|
|ACMVET403||Perform clinical pathology procedures|
|ACMVET404||Perform practice office procedures|
|ACMVET405||Coordinate and perform surgical nursing routines|
|ACMVET407||Carry out medical nursing routines|
|ACMVET408||Provide nutritional advice and support for animals|
|ACMVET409||Provide specific animal care advice|
|ACMVET410||Carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures|
|ACMVET413||Prepare for anaesthesia and monitor animal anaesthesia and analgesia|
|ACMVET416||Assist with the preparation of veterinary drugs and poisons|
|ACMWHS301||Contribute to workplace health and safety processes|
|ACMGAS301||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMSPE305||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
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.
Dubbo, Narromine Road
Mitchell Highway, Dubbo
Phone 131 601
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