TAFE Now

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 TAFE Now

  • $2,770*

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  • Gov. subsidised (NSW)

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    • Anytime

    • Self paced (2 years)

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  • $4,700*

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How it works

Entry Requirements
Relevant work experience, Year 10

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
Work Placement
480 hours

Course Overview

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.

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.

  • Veterinary Nurse

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with TAFE Now, 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

TAFE Now has 16 campuses and 2500 staff. North Coast TAFE, having been shaped by the communities it has served since 1928, created TAFEnow in 2012 to enable students to study whenever and wherever. While our home is a 700 kilometre stretch of hinterland from Great Lakes in the south, to Kingscliff (near the Queensland border) in the north we are fast building a solid reputation, nationally and globally, for our online and flexible delivery options.

Registered
1999
Courses
650
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

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