Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
Course Code ACM40410
Duration 1,170 hours (nominal) , 24 Months Part time
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The Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing is the industry recognised qualification for veterinary nurses in Australia. This workplace-based course provides comprehensive training in all aspects of veterinary nursing to ensure students are able to provide high levels of professional nursing care to patients and their owners, and be an effective member in a veterinary care team. The course may be undertaken as a Traineeship, and prospective students and employers are advised to contact an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) for further information regarding Australian Apprenticeship-Traineeships.
Applicants must be employed and working in a veterinary clinic or hospital in order to undertake this work based qualification. Enrolments are taken throughout the year. Students undertaking this course will require on-the-job coaching and mentoring support from their workplace supervisor/employer within the veterinary practice. If you do not meet the entry requirements of this course, please consider applying for the Certificate III in Animal Studies to start your training for a career working with animals. If you do not meet the entry requirements of this course, please consider applying for the Certificate II in Animal Studies to start your training for a career working with animals.
Successful completion of this course may lead to further study with pathways to Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical), and/or Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care).
This qualification is the industry qualification for persons operating as veterinary nurses within veterinary clinics and hospitals. Upon completion, students will gain nationally recognised credentials and be eligible to apply for VNCA accreditation and licence to operate radiographic equipment.
Prospective students and employers should contact an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) for further information regarding Australian Apprenticeships.
Participants are assessed via completion of required tasks and a demonstration of skills, eg. Written assignments and projects, practical work, online/class participation, online tests and workplace assessment.
This is a 2 year course delivered by Workplace training, through a blend of distance education and online course work. Units are delivered and assessed in a holistic manner, grouped into Learning Modules. Workshops and seminars are offered in specific topic areas on-campus at the Rural Industries Campus, Wangaratta.
Skills Recognition is the process of gaining formal recognition for skills and knowledge that have been obtained through work history, previous study and life experience. Skills Recognition is an assessment-only process - there is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process. Skills Recognition is made up of one or more of the following processes including credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.
To find out more about Skills Recognition call 1300 GOTAFE (1300 468 233)
The standard hourly fee for this course in a Government subsidised place is $2.80.
A funded student can expect to pay no more than $3,276.00 in tuition fees to complete this course.
Additional fees for student services, amenities, goods and materials may apply. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please contact GOTAFE or see our fees and charges page for further information.
Tone Rd, Wangaratta
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Units of Study
|Core Units - ACM40410 (19 required)|
|ACMVET402A||Apply imaging routines|
|ACMGAS205A||Assist in the health care of animals|
|ACMVET203A||Assist with surgery preparation|
|ACMVET202A||Carry out daily clinic routines|
|ACMVET407A||Carry out medical nursing routines|
|ACMVET405A||Carry out surgical nursing routines|
|ACMVET410A||Carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures|
|ACMVET201A||Carry out veterinary nursing reception duties|
|ACMINF301A||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work|
|ACMOHS301A||Contribute to OHS processes|
|ACMVET408A||Coordinate and perform theatre routines|
|ACMVET401A||Coordinate patient admission and discharge|
|ACMGAS204A||Feed and water animals|
|ACMGAS202A||Participate in workplace communications|
|ACMVET404A||Perform clinic office procedures|
|ACMVET403A||Perform clinical pathology procedures|
|ACMVET409A||Provide specific animal care advice|
|ACMGAS208A||Source information for animal care needs|
|Elective Units - ACM40410|
|BSBCUS301B||Deliver and monitor a service to customers|
|ACMMIC401A||Implant microchip in cats and dogs|
|BSBWOR301B||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|ACMSPE310A||Provide basic care of mammals|
|ACMGAS302A||Provide enrichment for animals|
|ACMCAS306A||Provide grooming services for companion animal comfort|
It may be necessary to cancel or postpone courses due to insufficient enrolments or funding changes.