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Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

National ID: ACM40412 | State ID: J481

 

Are you looking for a career talking to the animals?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing you will be ready for a career as a veterinary nurse, or animal welfare worker.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in a veterinary practice, providing care to a wide variety of animals, assisting with surgery preparation and procedures, performing pathology and imaging procedures, providing post-surgery care and advice, and workplace safety and health.

This course is popular and highly competitive to get into. Please ensure you enter all your work and work experience, both related to the field and unrelated, in your application.

Part time studies – this course is offered on a part time basis but has only one intake per year. Application for part time studies open in September each year.  Part time studies consist of 1 day per week attendance and you would be required to undertake work experience 1 day per week in industry. Students must organise their own work placement before they apply.

The course is also offered via Correspondence but only available to students residing outside the metropolitan area. Correspondence students must have a veterinary practice organised for work experience.

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

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Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III
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Completion of this qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to work as a

  • veterinary nurse
  • veterinary surgical assistant
  • veterinary receptionist
  • animal carer
  • animal welfare worker.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

  • ACM50512 Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice), State ID J366
  • Students may apply for further study into the Bachelor of Animal Studies (Murdoch University).
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Course Overview

Where Bentley
Duration One year full-time.
HowBy Correspondence
Full Time (On Campus)
Part Time
Traineeship
WhenAvailable Semester 2, 2018
Fees and charges

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

View our 2018 Indicative Fees list.

These fees are indicative only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Other charges may apply.

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

Units

The units in Traineeships and Apprenticeships are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case.

1 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply imaging routinesACMVET402AD3939
Assist in health care of animalsACMGAS205AD3905
Assist with surgery preparationACMVET203AD3937
Carry out daily clinic routinesACMVET202AD3936
Carry out medical nursing routinesACMVET407AD3944
Carry out surgical nursing routinesACMVET405AD3942
Carry out veterinary dental nursing proceduresACMVET410AD3947
Carry out veterinary nursing reception dutiesACMVET201AD3935
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal workACMINF301AD3917
Contribute to workplace health and safety processesACMWHS301AWE893
Coordinate and perform theatre routinesACMVET408AD3945
Coordinate patient admission and dischargeACMVET401AD3938
Feed and water animalsACMGAS204AD3904
Nurse animalsACMVET406AD3943
Participate in workplace communicationsACMGAS202AD3902
Perform clinic office proceduresACMVET404AD3941
Perform clinic pathology proceduresACMVET403AD3940
Provide specific animal care adviceACMVET409AD3946
Source information for animal care needsACMGAS208AD3908
2 Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Identify and respond to animal behaviourACMACR403AD3830
Provide basic care of birdsACMSPE302AD3924
Provide basic care of mammalsACMSPE310AD3932
Provide companion animal hydro-bathing servicesACMCAS307AD3873
How to apply

Based on the high number of applicants through TAFE Admissions during the applications period, it is highly unlikely there will be any places remaining for the current intake. You may wish to look at our other courses, or for the Semester one 2019 intake apply when applications open in September this year, at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ .

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

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Based on the high number of applicants through TAFE Admissions during the applications period, it is highly unlikely there will be any places remaining for the current intake. You may wish to look at our other courses, or for the Semester one 2019 intake apply when applications open in September this year, at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ .

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

Based on the high number of applicants through TAFE Admissions during the applications period, it is highly unlikely there will be any places remaining for the current intake. You may wish to look at our other courses, or for the Semester one 2019 intake apply when applications open in September this year, at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ .

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

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