Veterinary Nursing

About the Course

This qualification is for people wanting to work with animals within a veterinary clinic or those already employed in the care of animals as a
veterinary nurse.

The qualification helps you develop the skills needed to perform veterinary nursing duties in a variety of workplace situations under minimal supervision. Duties include patient admission and discharge, office procedures, radiography, pathology, surgery, dental procedures, nursing animals and providing animal care advice to the public.

It is essential that whilst undertaking this course you have access to a veterinary workplace through either paid employment or significant periods of work experience. This will allow you to practise what you have learnt and increase your experience working with others in this field.

By completing this qualification you will be able to work in a team environment with veterinarians and other veterinary nurses to supply quality care to a range of sick and injured animals. You will be able to work safely in a variety of locations including examination rooms, surgical theatres, offices and outdoor animal facilities.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Available as a traineeship

This course is targeted to people who have access to workplaces which will provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification.

Qualification Certificate IV
National Code ACM40412
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Further Study

Career Opportunities

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
- direct entry
- after achieving ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies
- vocational training and/or work experience related to veterinary nursing

After achieving this qualification you may be eligible to do:
- ACM50212 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical)
- ACM50312 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Dental
- ACM50412 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care)
- ACM50512 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice)
- qualifications relating to captive animals, companion animal services or
animal technology.

Veterinary nurse.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

Orange

  Starts in February

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: ACM40412-01V04-19MUD-005

Orange

  Starts in February

  Part time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: ACM40412-01V04-19ORA-005

Orange

How will I study?

For this course you will undertake your learning and assessment at a local TAFE Campus. This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time. While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE conditions of entry to this course are;
1. Certificate II Animal Studies or equivalent
2. Access a computer throughout this course to complete assessments, to research material and to access the Moodle site.
3. Work placement at a veterinary clinic for 1 - 2 days per week for the duration of the course.

Blended students will also attend via VC/Skype or Adobe Connect sessions two hours per week for formal instruction, and supplement their learning with one - two days per week in a real work place and recommended 8 hours of self-guided study to complete assessment tasks.

You will be required to complete a minimum of 1-2 full work days per week practical work placement in a veterinary workplace for the duration of your course. Students must be prepared to undertake animal care related physical tasks associated with this course.

You will need to bring; pen, paper, closed in shoes, any relevant prior study history and lunch/morning/afternoon tea.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Workshops are held at Mudgee TAFE Campus Ulan Road, Mudgee or Orange TAFE Campus Forest Road over 2 days (weekend).

Course length: 12 hours per week for 2 Years

Classes start at 9:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM
Start Date: 4 February 2019
End Date: 20 December 2020

What will I pay?

A $45 materials charge will cover your introductory folder and PPE required to complete this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $3,240.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $45.00.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

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Orange

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Orange College, Forest Road Campus

For this course you will undertake your learning and assessment at a local TAFE Campus. This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time. While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE conditions of entry to this course are;
1. Certificate II Animal Studies or equivalent
2. Access a computer throughout this course to complete assessments, to research material and to access the Moodle site.
3. Work placement at a veterinary clinic for 1 - 2 days per week for the duration of the course.

You will be required to complete a minimum of 1-2 full work day per week practical work placement in a veterinary workplace for the duration of your course. Students must be prepared to undertake animal care related physical tasks associated with this course.

You will need to bring; pen, paper, closed in shoes, any relevant prior study history and lunch/morning/afternoon tea.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Classes are held at Orange Rural Skills TAFE – Forest Road, on Mondays and Tuesdays upto 2 years. Class times are 9.30am – 3.00pm.

Course length: 12 hours per week for 2 Years

Classes start at 9:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM
Start Date: 4 February 2019
End Date: 20 December 2020

What will I pay?

A $45 materials charge will cover your introductory folder and PPE required to complete this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $3,240.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $45.00.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

APPLY NOW ENQUIRE