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ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

National ID: ACM40418 | State ID: BED9

Want a career caring for 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 – study this course with us part time including one day a week at campus in Semester 1 and one day a week at a workplace in industry. Your work placement must be arranged by you prior to applying to study. To take up this option, register to study part time with us using our online form. A text message will be sent to you as a reminder the day before part time study enrolments.

Self-paced part time studies - students residing outside the metropolitan area can study this course with us correspondence-style with no attendance at campus when you have access to a veterinary practice  for work placement. To take up this option, visit our expression of interest online form

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

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

   
Entry into this qualification is open to students who:

  • hold a Certificate II in Animal Studies OR
  • hold a relevant Certificate III or higher level qualification in an animal science discipline OR
  • can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant animal science discipline to any of the above qualifications.
Job opportunities

   
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Study pathway

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Bentley - Workplace-Traineeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When All year round
Where Bentley
How Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
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Semester 1

Bentley - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semesters
When Semester 1
Where Bentley
How Full Time
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Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.
Page last updated January 08, 2020