Course Start Date
33.9 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
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a full time course. You will need to attend approximately 14.5 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 54 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 19.4 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 2.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-directed learning such as research, private study and preparation for assessments. Students can use this time to do more reading, and revise the content delivered in the face-to-face and structured learning components of the course, and prepare for assessments.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- who are seeking to work or volunteer, as veterinary nurses in veterinary practices.
- are seeking formal qualification in veterinary nursing.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, from 9.00am to 6.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
Electronic course notes and ancillary reference materials are provided and are also available for purchase in hard copy through Inteliprint (www.inteliprint.com.au/estore) cost approximately $380.00
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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
|ACMVET402||Apply imaging routines|
|ACMVET416||Assist with the preparation of veterinary drugs and poisons|
|ACMVET202||Carry out daily practice routines|
|ACMVET407||Carry out medical nursing routines|
|ACMVET410||Carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures|
|ACMGAS308||Communicate effectively with clients and team members|
|ACMINF301||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work|
|ACMWHS301||Contribute to workplace health and safety processes|
|ACMVET405||Coordinate and perform surgical nursing routines|
|ACMVET401||Coordinate veterinary reception duties|
|ACMGAS307||Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work|
|ACMVET403||Perform clinical pathology procedures|
|ACMVET404||Perform practice office procedures|
|ACMVET413||Prepare for anaesthesia and monitor animal anaesthesia and analgesia|
|ACMVET408||Provide nutritional advice and support for animals|
|ACMVET409||Provide specific animal care advice|
|ACMGAS301||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing|
|ACMSPE305||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
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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