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.
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.
- Animal Carer
- Animal Welfare Worker
- Veterinary Nurse
- Veterinary Surgical Assistant