Course Start Date
4 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing prepares you for an exciting career as a veterinary nurse. Choose an area of specialisation such as companion animals, horses general, horses breeding, horses foal care, pocket pets, wildlife and captive animals or practice programs.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Admit and discharge animal patients
- Coordinate theatre routines and carry out surgical nursing and dental procedures
- Prepare and monitor anaesthesia and analgesics in animals
- Nurse animals and support their nutritional needs
- Comply with infection control policies
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Empathy and compassion for animals
- Great communication skills
- Teamwork and collaboration abilities
- Attention to detail
- An ability to remain calm in a crisis
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
- Pathways to specialise in multiple areas of the veterinary nursing industry
- Veterinary nurse
- Veterinary sales representative
- Veterinary receptionist
- Zoo keeping veterinary nurse
- Equine veterinary nurse
- Veterinary nurse in organisations such as the RSPCA or Animal Welfare League
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your expertise further with the:
- Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animals)
- Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (Horses General)
- Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (Horses Breeding)
- Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (Horses Foal Care)
- Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (Pocket Pets)
- Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (Wildlife and Captive Animals)
- Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (Practice Programs)
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
This is a parttime, face to face course. You must attend approximately 10 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 30 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.
The course will run 2 days a week for 18 months.
Depending on a student's 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 (Tuesday attendance).
If a student has completed a Certificate III in Animal Studies, they will begin in Stage 2 (Wednesday attendance).
Stage 3 requires all students to attend BOTH Tuesday mornings and Wednesdays. Upon finalisation of your enrolment a timetable will be provide for you.
Learning resources are provided using a Moodle platform. Please ensure you have access to a computer and the internet.
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 Monday with Morning classes and Wednesday with day classes. 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?
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.
|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|
|ACMEQU202||Handle horses safely|
|ACMEQU205||Apply knowledge of horse behaviour|
|ACMSPE304||Provide basic care of domestic dogs|
|ACMSPE305||Provide basic care of domestic cats|
|ACMSPE312||Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits|
|ACMBEH302||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMGEN311||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing|
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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