Course Start Date
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
There are no information sessions currently scheduled.
This is a Blended part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 11 hours of class, over 1 day 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 3 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 CII in Animal Studies, they will begin in Stage 1 of the course and if a student has completed a CIII in Animal Studies, they will begin in Stage 2. This course is delivered through the use of Moodle and MS Teams sessions and students are required to attend practical workshops scheduled on select days during the year or alternatively will be required to submit video evidence of skills. Students need to refer to their time table for workshop dates. Students will be required to work independently with resources provided on Moodle and in online classes and students can make use of TAFE NSW library facilities if needed.
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
This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday 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 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)
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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
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.
|ACMVET202||Carry out daily practice routines|
|ACMVET402||Apply imaging routines|
|ACMINF301||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal care work|
|ACMVET401||Coordinate veterinary reception duties|
|ACMVET404||Perform practice office procedures|
|ACMVET407||Carry out medical nursing routines|
|ACMVET409||Provide specific animal care advice|
|ACMVET413||Prepare for anaesthesia and monitor animal anaesthesia and analgesia|
|ACMWHS301||Contribute to workplace health and safety processes|
|ACMGAS308||Communicate effectively with clients and team members|
|ACMGAS307||Identify animal anatomy and physiology for animal care work|
|ACMVET403||Perform clinical pathology procedures|
|ACMVET405||Coordinate and perform surgical nursing routines|
|ACMVET408||Provide nutritional advice and support for animals|
|ACMVET410||Carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures|
|ACMVET416||Assist with the preparation of veterinary drugs and poisons|
|ACMCAS306||Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMSPE305||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMSPE312||Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits|
|ACMEQU202||Handle horses safely|
|ACMGAS302||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMGAS301||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing|
|ACMEQU205||Apply knowledge of horse behaviour|
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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