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Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

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

There are multiple ways to study Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges

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How it works

Entry Requirements
Year 10, 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
Attendance Report, Case Studies, Interviews, Logbook, Multiple Choice Questions, Research Projects, Short-Answer Questions, Workplace Portfolio
Work Placement
480 hours

Course Overview

This online course is designed to give you the industry qualification for veterinary nursing in the most flexible way. Includes a work placement to give you working skills.

Veterinary nurses are usually employed by veterinarian practices and animal hospitals and may act as assistants to veterinarians. This comprehensive certificate is designed to give you professional experience dealing with the six major animal groups.

  • Veterinary Nurse

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges, 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.

  • Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
    ACMGAS301A

  • Provide enrichment for animals
    ACMGAS302A

  • Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
    ACMGAS303A

  • Provide basic care of dogs
    ACMSPE304A

Course Provider

Open Colleges has been delivering quality education for over 100 years. During this time, we have honed our unique learning model to become Australia’s leader in online learning. We’ve achieved this by continuously evolving our approach to meet the needs of our learners by offering flexible, accessible, affordable and supportive courses.

So far, we’ve have helped over 700,000 people gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers. All of us at Open Colleges put the student at the centre of everything we do, whether that’s helping you find the right course, designing a new course, making improvements to our online campus or giving you the support you need to reach your goals.

Registered
2002
Courses
50
Provider Type
Private
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