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ACM40412 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.

Entrance Requirements

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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
Job opportunities

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).

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Bentley Campus - Part Time-Classroom

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Semester 1

Bentley Campus - Full Time-Classroom

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Bentley Campus - Part Time-Self Paced External

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Semester 2

Bentley Campus - Full Time-Classroom

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Page last updated July 09, 2019