Hunter TAFE

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

ACM40412

Gosford, Kurri Kurri, Scone

This certificate delivers essential skills and knowledge required to work with animals and perform veterinary nursing duties autonomously.

  • $2,770*

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  • Gov. subsidised (NSW)

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Gosford

    • January 31, 2017

    • Full time (18 months)

    • In class

    In class Full time (18 months)

  • Kurri Kurri

    • January 31, 2017

    • Full time (18 months)

    • In class

    In class Full time (18 months)

  • Scone

    • February 2, 2017

    • Full time (40 weeks)

    • In class

    In class Full time (40 weeks)

*Verified February 13, 2017. Prices and fees are advertised by the provider and may be estimates only. Prices and fees can vary or change. Please check with the provider before enrolling. To learn more, read our editorial policy.

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How it works

Entry Requirements
Certificate II or higher

One, some or all of these entry requirements must be met. Check with the provider before enrolling.

Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Coursework, assessment

Course Overview

By completing this qualification successfully you’ll acquire skills and knowledge that prepare you for employment in one of the roles listed below.
  • Veterinary Nurse

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Hunter TAFE, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 23 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

19 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Participate in workplace communications
    ACMGAS202A

  • Feed and water animals
    ACMGAS204A

  • Assist in health care of animals
    ACMGAS205A

  • Source information for animal care needs
    ACMGAS208A

  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work
    ACMINF301A

  • Carry out veterinary nursing reception duties
    ACMVET201A

  • Carry out daily clinic routines
    ACMVET202A

  • Assist with surgery preparation
    ACMVET203A

  • Coordinate patient admission and discharge
    ACMVET401A

  • Apply imaging routines
    ACMVET402A

  • Perform clinic pathology procedures
    ACMVET403A

  • Perform clinic office procedures
    ACMVET404A

  • Carry out surgical nursing routines
    ACMVET405A

  • Nurse animals
    ACMVET406A

  • Carry out medical nursing routines
    ACMVET407A

  • Coordinate and perform theatre routines
    ACMVET408A

  • Provide specific animal care advice
    ACMVET409A

  • Carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures
    ACMVET410A

  • Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
    ACMWHS301A

Elective Units

4 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Determine nutritional needs in provision of horse health care
    ACMEQU402A

  • Maintain and monitor horse health and welfare
    ACMEQU405A

  • Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
    ACMGAS301A

  • Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
    ACMGAS303A

  • Provide basic care of dogs
    ACMSPE304A

  • Provide basic care of domestic cats
    ACMSPE305A

  • Nurse foals
    ACMVET414A

  • Provide daily care for horses
    AHCHBR203A

Course Provider

Hunter TAFE is one of the largest and oldest TAFE institutes in NSW. It's one of 10 large institutes that provide TAFE coverage across NSW, and offers vocational training and higher education to Australian and international students from 15 campuses throughout the Hunter.

It also provides a range of student services including careers, counselling, pathways and disability services. It also offers onsite accommodation at the Kurri Kurri and Muswellbrook campuses.

Campus locations include Belmont, Cessnock, Glendale, Gosford, Hamilton, Newcastle, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Ourimbah, Scone, Singleton, Tomaree and Wyong.

Registered
1998
Courses
555
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

No Restrictions