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Microchipping Short Course


From Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing - ACM40418

Microchipping Short Course SA4MCHIP22

Course Overview

This is a post-graduate short course where students will learn how to microchip cats and dogs. Once completed, graduates will be able to apply for a microchipping licence in Victoria.

Entry requirements: Before taking this course students will need to have completed:

  • Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation
  • Certificate III in Local Government (Animal Management)
  • Certificate IV in Animal Welfare (Regulation)
  • Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing (Level 5) — New Zealand
  • Veterinary Nurse (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) United Kingdom.
  • Level 3: Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons — National Vocational Qualification in Veterinary Nursing
  • Diploma in Animal Technology
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing
  • Associate Degree in Veterinary Nursing

Course details: The short course is delivered over a 6-month period and students are enrolled part-time. Students need to be currently working in a Veterinary Clinic or Welfare Shelter where dogs and cats are routinely microchipped. In order to successfully complete the course, participants must microchip a minimum of 10 cats and/or dogs. Learning is undertaken online and in the workplace.

Attendance: Students undertake an initial 1-hour webinar or Zoom session with a GOTAFE trainer with additional access to the trainer via phone, skype, email, or face-to-face.

Course study units:

  • ACMMIC401 Implant microchip in cats and dogs.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Course Dates & Times

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

Core Units
Implant microchip in cats and dogs

Specific types of assessments may include the following:

  • Written/online quizzes & exam
  • Practical tasks
  • Practical observations

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