Course Start Date
7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing equips you with the qualification to work as a veterinary nurse. Be a valued member of a veterinary team, care for a range of pets including cats, dogs, horses and farm animals and turn your love for animals into a rewarding career.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:
- Perform radiography and pathology nursing procedures
- Perform dental nursing procedures
- Carry out surgical nursing duties and coordinate theatre routines
- Handle and restrain different species
- Conduct physical examinations to determine the health of the animal and provide medications (including injections)
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Collaboration and teamwork skills to support veterinarians - particularly in high pressure situations
- Empathy and compassion for animals
- Team work and collaboration
- An ability to remain calm in a crisis
- Drive and the ability to work independently
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing the course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
- The skills needed to perform veterinary nursing duties
- The knowledge to assist veterinarians to care for animals in the workplace
- Veterinary nurse in an: animal welfare organisation, equine hospital, small animal hospital, animal specialist centre or wildlife hospital
GROW YOUR CAREER
Expand your opportunities with these further study options:
- Statement of Attainment in Implant Microchip in Cats and Dogs
- Certificate III in Captive Animals
- Certificate III in Horse Breeding
Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.
This is a blended course with compulsory work placement. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 19 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 2 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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- 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
Students are required to attend a MS Teams Online session every Wednesday from 1.00pm to 4.00pm and Face to Face sessions every third Thursday from 9.00am to 4.00pm at TAFE NSW Goulburn.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
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
Applying 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. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)
|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.Apply Now
Cnr Verner & View Streets, Goulburn
Phone 131 601
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