Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

National code: ACM40412 | WA course code: J481 | CRICOS code: 082428D

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

About this course

If you enjoy working with animals then this course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to help veterinarians in the treatment and care of animals requiring medical and surgical attention.

You will learn to carry out veterinary clinic reception duties, help with surgical preparations and procedures, respond to emergencies, take blood tests and x-rays and prepare medicines prescribed by the vet.   You will also learn how to provide safe and effective animal care, comply with infection control and maintain equipment. You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of workplace safety, general administration, stock control as well as coordinating consulting and theatre routines.

You will be able to advise clients about nutrition, animal care, grooming and parasite control products.  You will participate in practical training at the veterinary clinic located on campus.

Units

This qualification has 19 core units and four elective units. Follow this link to view an outline of this qualification.

Please note that you must complete all of the core units listed on the qualification outline, however the elective units you study may differ between TAFE colleges. You will be provided with a course outline at orientation which identifies the elective units you will be enrolled into at your TAFE college.

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Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent is required.

  • Year 12 with passes in Maths and Science is required for entry into this course.

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Tuition fees

The fee displayed is the current tuition fee.

TIWA tuition fees are reviewed annually and can be viewed in the Schedule of Fees.

If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

The Resource fee includes any consumable that is used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

​Please view the Admission Requirements for your country of origin.

Career opportunities

  • Animal Carer
  • Animal Welfare Worker
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Veterinary Surgical Assistant
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