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Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

National ID: ACM40418 | State ID: BED9

Have you always wanted to work with animals?

Work in a profession where everyday is different whilst doing exactly what you love to do. As a Vet Nurse you'll work with animals ranging from pocket pets, birds, reptiles, companion animals and livestock or horses, and will have opportunities to work anywhere around our country and the world?

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

You are eligible to enrol for this qualification if you meet one (1) or more of the below requirements;

  • Hold a Certificate II in Animal Studies 
  • Hold a relevant Certificate III or higher-level qualification in an animal science discipline
  • Can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant animal science discipline to any of the above qualifications.
Work placement

You will have the opportunity to attend work placement for eight (8) weeks (throughout the qualification) in local vet clinics and other animal care areas such as a wildlife parks, pet shops, dog rescues, farriers or stock feeds. Work placement allows you to gain skills in dealing with rural veterinary practices 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. 

To successfully complete this qualification students must complete a minimum of 240 hours of work placement. A student will need to have their own transport to enable them to attend the work places, of which some are out of the city centre. 

Important information

To be successful in this course you must be well organised, efficient, be able to think on your feet and deal with dirty, smelly and challenging situations, and able to accept and deal with a variety of views and ethical decisions. You should also have well- developed communication skills and basic maths skills. 

Attendance, studying and assessment

Full-time students at the Geraldton campus are required to attend from Tuesday to Friday. Student accommodation is available on campus if needed. Your studies will include practical demonstrations, field trips and excursions off campus.

Attendance requirements may vary for those studying via the Muresk Institute.

For external workplace assessment you need to be working either paid or unpaid in a veterinary clinic to gain practical skills Study is supported with on-line learning, including regular contact with your lecturer which may include visits to their clinic. You can choose electives which are suited to your place of work.

Licensing and Legislation

There is a direct link between this qualification and approval to perform veterinary nursing duties under the Western Australian (WA) Veterinary Surgeons Act 1960 as amended. The WA Veterinary Surgeons Board must approve qualified persons to carry out the duties of veterinary nurses and must authorise persons enrolled in approved courses to perform the duties of trainee veterinary nurses. Students should confirm the regulatory requirements that apply in their relevant state or territory prior to enrolling. 

All enrolled students will be required to apply to the Veterinary Surgeon’s Board of WA for authorisation as a trainee vet nurse during their qualification.  This registration allows students to legally carry out the prescribed duties of a trainee nurse. Application forms will given at enrolment and submission confirmed during orientation week.

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Semester 1, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Classroom

Overview

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Duration 12 month/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Geraldton Campus
How Face to face (class room)
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 1, 2021

Geraldton Campus - Classroom

Overview

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Duration 12 month/s
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Geraldton Campus
How Face to face (class room)
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Livestock Management and Control Short Course

State ID: O9506P

Identify and manage cattle, sheep, horses and goats 

You will gain the skills and knowledge to manage cattle, sheep, horses and goats which includes learning about their behavioural characteristics, welfare requirements, handling and transportation. 

Topics covered include:

Important information

How to apply

Important information

Duration

Students attend class for a four day block and then undertake study in their own time. 

Course Requirements 

Travel is required for site visits. Please contact the lecturer prior to the course if you have any concerns. 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Semester 2, 2020

Northam Campus - Livestock Management and Control - 13 to 16 October

Details

Overview
Duration 4 day/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Northam Campus
How Face to face (class room)
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Certificate III in Equine Hoof Care

National ID: ACM30918 | State ID: BEE1

This qualification reflects the role of practitioners undertaking equine barefoot care. It covers hoof care, hoof trimming and the provision of services to assist in optimising environmental and nutritional requirements of equines in a range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine.

The duties require discretion and judgement and the ability to communicate information accurately to owners or carers concerning equine health and hoof care in a variety of circumstances

Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

 

This course is best suited to people with a reasonable level of physical health and fitness. Experience with horses would be desirable.

Study pathway

Learners completing this qualification would be eligible for accreditation with ACEHP (Australian Certified Equine Hoofcare Practitioners) and able to work in the hoofcare industry under their banner with their network support.

Learners may also choose to go on to further study with us, such as the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or look at other higher level education avenues.

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Available all year round, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Workplace Assessment

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Geraldton Campus
How Workplace Assessment
Enquire now
Use our course enquiry form below to contact us and to express interest in this course. Places may still be available.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Certificate II in Horse Care

National ID: ACM20217 | State ID: BDN6

This is a general qualification for entry into industry sectors where horses are used. Job roles may include stable hand; farm hand; groom, stock rider; or trail-ride assistant. The qualification is suitable for individuals who undertake routine activities under supervision with limited responsibility for their own work.

Entrance Requirements

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

 

This course is only available to applicants that are currently working with or own horses as no face-to-face on campus training is provided to meet unit outcomes.

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Available all year round, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Workplace Assessment

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Geraldton Campus
How Continuous Enrolment
Workplace Assessment
Register now
Ready to register for this course?  Check out our apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

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