Western Sydney Institute

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

ACM40412

Richmond

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 Western Sydney Institute

  • $2,770*

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  • Gov. subsidised (NSW)

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  • Richmond

    • July 18, 2017

    • Full time (18 months)

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    In class Full time (18 months)

  • $9,850*

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  • Full price

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Richmond

    • July 18, 2017

    • Full time (18 months)

    • In class

    In class Full time (18 months)

*Verified June 16, 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
Relevant work experience, Certificate II or higher, Relevant employment

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

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.

  • Veterinary Nurse

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Western Sydney Institute, 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.

  • Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort
    ACMCAS306A

  • Provide enrichment for animals
    ACMGAS302A

  • Participate in occupational health and safety processes
    ACMOHS201A

  • Provide basic care of domestic cats
    ACMSPE305A

  • Provide basic care of mammals
    ACMSPE310A

  • Prepare, deliver and review animal care education programs
    ACMVET411A

  • Relate anatomical and physiological features to the care and treatment of greyhounds
    RGRPSG401A

Course Provider

TAFE Western Sydney is a vocational education and training provider dedicated to shaping the futures of individuals, community and industry in Western Sydney and further.

TAFE Western Sydney is also a leading provider of distance education through its specialist distance and online learning brand, OTEN (the Open Training and Education Network). OTEN’s training provides a high level of individual support, flexibility as well as advanced technologies which allow students to study at their own pace.

Registered
1999
Courses
647
Provider Type
Government
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