Veterinary Nursing

Veterinary nurses work as a part of a veterinary team providing expert nursing care for sick or injured animals. Veterinary nurses also play a large role in educating pet owners in how to care for their pets. Training pathways involve a significant practical element to ensure students graduate ready to enter and actively contribute to the workplace.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Campus
O9502P O9502P Dog and Cat Management Control Short Course Northam Campus
dog, cat, microchip, animal, animal management, ranger, canine, O9502P, local government, pound

Learn to care for our four legged friends.

Participants in this course will partake in work place health and safety processes involved in animal care. This course will prepare individuals with the skills and knowledge to understand, interpret dog and cat management and apply microchip implantation procedures on cats and dogs whilst exhibiting appropriate care for animals so that stress and discomfort is minimised. 


Upon successful completion students will be issued with a Certificate of Participation

Enrolment & enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol contact: 1800 672 700 or complete the course enquiry form below.

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

AD737 Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set Skill set Northam Campus
dog, cat, microchip, animal care, vet, nurse, AD737, tagging, implant, well being, WHS, pet

This skill set is designed to prepare individuals with the skills and knowledge to understand, interpret and apply microchip implantation procedures on cats and dogs whilst exhibiting appropriate care for animals so that stress and discomfort is minimised and targeted at  Individuals who are registered as a state or territory 'approved microchip implanter for cats and dogs'.

The following units of competency are included in this skill set:

  • ACMGAS301 Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • ACMMIC401 Implant microchip in cats and dogs
  • ACMWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety processes

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Please also refer to the Student Information Pack for additional College and support information



ACM40412 J481 Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV Geraldton Campus
Muresk Campus
, TAFE18, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000004, Veterinary Nursing

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 you ready to play Nurse Dolittle and work with animals ranging from pocket pets, birds, reptiles, companion animals and 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 a clinic on many levels, including client and patient care, management of other staff and 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.

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Page last updated August 15, 2018