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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.

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ACM40412 J481 Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV Geraldton Campus
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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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Studying laboratory operations can lead you to work in a range of dynamic industries including biomedical, pharmaceuticals, mining, agriculture, petroleum, pathology, environmental, forensics, food, chemical or cosmetic. Whether you choose to focus on biotechnology or medical science, there is an exciting career ahead for graduates.

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a broad range of tasks in gardening, nursery work and landscaping, plus parks and gardens and turf management. Conservation and land management is about the future as much as it is about the present. Develop skills in the fields of natural resource management, land management, minesite rehabilitation, developing and leading teams to implement conservation and land management strategies and more.

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a broad range of tasks in gardening, nursery work and landscaping, plus parks and gardens and turf management. Conservation and land management is about the future as much as it is about the present. Develop skills in the fields of natural resource management, land management, minesite rehabilitation, developing and leading teams to implement conservation and land management strategies and more.

Care for and handle horses and maintain stables, studs and agistment centres, learn skills in stable management, transporting horses, basic riding, grooming, hoof care, horse health and handling, gear and rugging, race day procedures and breeding. Learn to ride or drive and handle horses during trackwork, race meetings and trials in either the thoroughbred or harness racing industries. Also learn about the principles of sports science relevant to jockeys and how to participate in media interviews, race protests, inquiries and appeals.

An environmental science qualification will prepare you for work not only locally, but internationally as well. You wil build an underlying knowledge of plant and animal identification, environmental chemistry and geology. You will work with industry and community based organisations in the field of conservation, and ensure sustainable landscapes.

You will be able to focus your attention to various areas such as natural resource management, land management, minesite rehabilitation, with areas of specialisation in Indigenous land management, weed management, vertebrate pest management, parks and wildlife management, conservation earthworks, and natural area restoration.

These qualifications prepare you to provide care functions in an animal care workplace, including basic animal nutrition, animal health care, retail service procedures, work health and safety, animal ethics and handling and transporting animals.

Learn about how to operate as a high quality agribusiness by developing knowledge in agricultural production and management, rural merchandising, technical roles and research and development. Training can also provide knowledge of general agricultural practices across livestock and cropping production systems.

Did you know that Central Regional TAFE also delivers the Bachelor of Agricultural Management.  Find out more here.

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