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Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

National ID: ACM40412 | State ID: J481

 

Course Details
Training Package Version : Release 1
Have you always wanted to work with animals?  Do you want to work in a profession where you are dealing with something different every day? Are your ready to play Nurse Dolittle and work with animals ranging from pocket pets, birds, reptiles, companion animals, livestock to horses? Do you want to work in a profession that allows you to travel around our country and the world?
Vet nurses are often described as the face of the clinic as they are the first person a client and patient will see. There is the opportunity to create strong rewarding relationships with customers which will build trust and respect. Highly trained vet nurses can hold a great deal of responsibility within the clinic on many levels including client and patient care, management of other staff and the clinic activities such as social media, fund raising and welfare awareness.  You will gain knowledge and skills in:
  • Working with teams of people who are willing to help make a difference to the lives of our animal companions
  • Communicating and educating clients on better health care for their pets.Handling animals safely and confidently in a range of situations
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Learning to work by yourself and developing problem solving techniques
  • Observing, monitoring and recognising health issues in animals
  • Educating clients in preventative medicine for their pets
  • Being able to give advice and assist in treating diseases and illness
  • Assisting the vet during surgery
  • Performing and assisting with routine tests, x-rays and other diagnostic procedures
  • Carrying out routine dental procedures including scale and polish teeth
  • Being confident to organise clinic promotions and marketing of health products, and
  • Operating and maintaining equipment such as endoscopes, ultrasound and ECG machines.
Important Information
You must be well organised, efficient, think on your feet, be able to deal with dirty, smelly and challenging situations, accept and deal with a variety of views and ethical decisions. For the full time face-2-face course you will attend the College Campus at either Geraldton or Muresk 3 days per week for lectures, practical demonstrations, field trips and excursions. Have the opportunity to attend work placement for two weeks of each term in local vet clinics and other animal care areas such as a wildlife park, pet shops, Dog rescue, farrier, or stock feeds. Work placement allows you to gain skills in dealing with rural veterinary practice and animal care. Central Regional TAFE's Vet Nursing places an emphasis on understanding large animal and rural enterprises to help support farmers and station clients dealing with animal care over large distances. Students can study vet nursing locally at either location (Student accommodation is available at both Campuses) rather than moving to Perth. For external workplace assessment you need to be working either paid or unpaid in a veterinary clinic to gain practical skills Supported with on-line learning, facebook contact and regular contact with your lecturer which may include visits to their clinic. You can choose electives which are suited to your place of work.
This course is also delivered at our MURESK Campus.
VET Student Loans : This course is NOT eligible for a VET Student Loan.

Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
Study pathway
Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Vet nurses work in a range of clinic situations such as small animal, mixed rural, equine or specialist practices.
Work with wildlife, zoological organisation and animal welfare groups.
Work with marketing and merchandising with drug and nutrition based companies.
Nurses can undergo further study to specialise in surgical, dental, emergency and critical care.

Further study opportunities:

Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical), Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Dental), Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care), Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice)

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

How to apply

Important information

Overview

Course Overview

Where Geraldton
Duration

One Year full time.

HowFlexible Delivery
Full-Time
Online Learning (Some Units)
Traineeship
Workplace Assessment
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017
Fees and charges

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

Find details of all course costs on our Fees page here.

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.  Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

Units

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
Provide basic care of freshwater fishACMSPE307AD3929
Provide basic care of mammalsACMSPE310AD3932
Provide on-job training supportAHCWRK310AD7316
Relate equine anatomical and physiological features to equine health care requirementsACMEQU401AWC266
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Course Overview

Where Geraldton
Duration

One Year full time.

HowFlexible Delivery
Full-Time
Online Learning (Some Units)
Traineeship
Workplace Assessment
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017
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Vet nurses work in a range of clinic situations such as small animal, mixed rural, equine or specialist practices.
Work with wildlife, zoological organisation and animal welfare groups.
Work with marketing and merchandising with drug and nutrition based companies.
Nurses can undergo further study to specialise in surgical, dental, emergency and critical care.

Further study opportunities:

Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical), Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Dental), Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care), Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice)

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

Find details of all course costs on our Fees page here.

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.  Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

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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
Provide basic care of freshwater fishACMSPE307AD3929
Provide basic care of mammalsACMSPE310AD3932
Provide on-job training supportAHCWRK310AD7316
Relate equine anatomical and physiological features to equine health care requirementsACMEQU401AWC266
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Central Regional TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated Client Services staff who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus.

For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

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If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

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

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Entrance Requirements

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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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If you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification with Central Regional TAFE, you may be able to obtain credits towards a degree at Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC), Charles Sturt University, Central Queensland University and the University of Southern Queensland.

In addition to the arrangements in place with specific Universities, a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification from us will enable you to gain direct entry into related undergraduate degree courses in most Universities throughout Australia. You may also be eligible to gain credits with other Universities on a case-by-case basis.

 

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If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

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

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

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

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

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

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

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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