ACM40412Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

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  • Awarded by

    TAFE NSW North Coast (RTO 90010)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Max 24 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Veterinary Nurse | Animal Hospital Assistant | Wildlife Hospital Nurse | Veterinary Assistant | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Last modified: 08 Jun 2018

In a Nutshell

This online veterinary nursing course, offered by North Coast TAFE through Open Colleges, teaches students a range of foundational skills in preparation for employment as a veterinary nurse.

Through the accredited course units and workplace component, students will be given the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to undertake a career in this specialised field.

Students will learn how to handle, wash, groom and prep animals for clinical procedures, and will learn how to deal with all of the six major animal groups. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Questions?

    To be eligible for this course you must:

    • Have completed Year 10 or equivalent; OR
    • Have completed a qualification at certificate II level or higher; OR
    • Have 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires use of written documentation and communication
    Questions?
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this veterinary nursing course, the subjects you will study include:

    • Introduction to the veterinary workplace
    • Animal advice and care
    • Admit and prepare patients
    • Medical, surgical and dental nursing procedures
    • Imaging, pathology and theatre procedures
    • Plan, provide and maintain animal health
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  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

    As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

  • STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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    "It was very grounded in reality and it was practical as well as theoretical. I recommend doing the training before starting to write. I see people that will come to our writers group and say ‘I’ve got this lovely story, my kids love it, my grandchildren love it,’ and it would never get published because they haven’t done any training and they don’t know how to write."

    Yvonne Mes , Certificate in Professional Children\'s Writing

    "Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."

    Emma Christian-Hayes , Certificate IV in Allied Health specialising in Physiotherapy

    "It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."

    Amy Stephenson , Certificate III in Accounts Administration

    "I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."

    Marcia Lindsay , Diploma of Hospitality

    "I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."

    Robyn Hundy , Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing from North Coast TAFE.

This online veterinary nursing course is an industry-accredited qualification that will equip you to work in a range of roles within the veterinary profession. The certificate IV is a requirement of the Accredited Veterinary Nurse Scheme (as established by the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia), and demonstrates your professional and technical skill set to prospective employers.

Wondering where a career as a veterinary nurse could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Veterinary Nurse, Veterinary Assistant, Animal Hospital Assistant, Veterinary Technician, Wildlife Hospital Nurse.

Let's Talk Price

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $90.14 per week (52 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $5,272 upfront payment
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