Course Start Date
12 Jul 2021
25 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.
We are no longer accepting enrolments for Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Semester 2 2021. Please register your interest for this course starting Semester 1 2022.
TAFE NSW RICHMOND is located 17 kilometres from the M7. Take the Richmond Road exit. Or, take a train to East Richmond station and then a pleasant 20 minute walk down Bourke Street, then College Drive and through the WSU gates. Turn left at the sign into Richmond TAFE.
This is a full time, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 7 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 11.4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including industry workplace practical activities.
Students will attend campus 2 days a week and 12 hours per week attending work placement in a Veterinary Practice/Clinic/Hospital (minimum 480 hours for the duration of the course)
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
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.
ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing requires access to patients (animals), clients, medical and surgical cases, veterinary staff, and practice policies and procedures.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 240 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the relevant units of competency.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- 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
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 Wednesday from 9.30am to 5.00pm. 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:
- Computer or similar device with internet connection
- Pen and paper
Students must also provide some of their own Personal Protective Equipment during the course. These PPE are:
- appropriate footwear such as closed shoes
- appropriate clothing such as full-length trousers and sleeved tops where required
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
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.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)
|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.
Cnr Blacktown & Campus Drive, Richmond
Phone 131 601
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