Part Time Day
Course Start Date
7 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.
This is a part time day course with compulsory work placement. You will need to attend approximately 3 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 18 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 16 hours of other study per week. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course.
You may also be required to complete approximately 11.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assignment preparation.
NOTE: Please see Entry Requirements for further information regarding course entry requirements and workplace hours. Evidence must be provided prior to enrolment.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who are seeking to work or volunteer as veterinary nurses in veterinary practices, and are seeking a formal qualification.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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 Wednesday, attendance via Adobe Connect 1.00pm to 4.00pm and Face to Face sessions every third Thursday from 9.00 to 4.00pm. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course.
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?
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
Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.
TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also 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.
|ACMWHS301||Contribute to workplace health and safety processes|
|ACMINF301||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work|
|ACMGAS307||Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work|
|ACMVET202||Carry out daily practice routines|
|ACMVET413||Prepare for anaesthesia and monitor animal anaesthesia and analgesia|
|ACMVET405||Coordinate and perform surgical nursing routines|
|ACMVET403||Perform clinical pathology procedures|
|ACMVET409||Provide specific animal care advice|
|ACMVET401||Coordinate veterinary reception duties|
|ACMVET404||Perform practice office procedures|
|ACMVET402||Apply imaging routines|
|ACMVET410||Carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures|
|ACMGAS308||Communicate effectively with clients and team members|
|ACMVET416||Assist with the preparation of veterinary drugs and poisons|
|ACMVET407||Carry out medical nursing routines|
|ACMVET408||Provide nutritional advice and support for animals|
|ACMGAS301||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMSPE305||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
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.
Cnr Verner & View Streets, Goulburn
Phone 131 601
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