Part Time Day
Course Start Date
13 Jul 2021
34 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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a part time day, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 11 hours of class, over 1 and/or 2 days a week, for 54 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 23 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 private study, research, assignment preparations.
Depending on a students previous study the duration of the course may vary. The course is broken up into 3 stages and semesters. If a student has completed a Certificate II in Animal Studies they will begin in Stage 1 of the course and attendance is on Tuesday for first semester. If a student has completed a Certificate III in Animal Studies, they will begin in Stage 2 and attendance is on Wednesday starting 14/07/2021. Stage 3 requires all students to attend BOTH Tuesday and Wednesday. Resources are provided using the Moodle platform.
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 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
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 Tuesday and/or Wednesday from 8.30am to 4.00pm. 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?
Students may be required to provide their own PPE in the form of scrub tops and nursing equipment approx cost $130. Text books may also be purchased for approx $50 but copies are avaliable at the Library and online. The following textbooks are recommended and avaliable for loan from TAFE NSW librarys:
Aspinall's complete textbook of veterinary nursing, 3rd edition (2016)
British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Textbook of Veterinary Nursing, 5th edn (2011)
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)
|ACMVET413||Prepare for anaesthesia and monitor animal anaesthesia and analgesia|
|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|
|ACMVET402||Apply imaging routines|
|ACMVET407||Carry out medical nursing routines|
|ACMVET408||Provide nutritional advice and support for animals|
|ACMVET416||Assist with the preparation of veterinary drugs and poisons|
|ACMWHS301||Contribute to workplace health and safety processes|
|ACMVET404||Perform practice office procedures|
|ACMVET409||Provide specific animal care advice|
|ACMVET401||Coordinate veterinary reception duties|
|ACMVET405||Coordinate and perform surgical nursing routines|
|ACMVET410||Carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures|
|ACMVET403||Perform clinical pathology procedures|
|ACMSPE305||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMSPE312||Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits|
|ACMGAS301||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMEQU202||Handle horses safely|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMEQU205||Apply knowledge of horse behaviour|
|ACMCAS306||Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort|
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
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