Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
- Course Type
- Apprenticeship / Traineeship; Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Building
- Unit Code
- Course Location
- Course Duration
Part Time: 18 months
- Course Cost
- For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
- Study Modes
- Full time; Part Time (Day); Flexible
- Starting Date
Animal Studies Deparment
Phone: (03) 5127 0161
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841
Course OverviewThis qualification is the Industry qualification for persons operating as a Veterinary Nurse within a veterinary clinic.
Gain the skills to perform a range of animal care and surgical routines in veterinary clinics such as, daily clinic routines, animal care and nursing practices, diagnostic procedures and surgical nursing routines.
Candidates need to have access to a Veterinary clinic whilst undertaking this course to meet assessment requirements.
Qualifications And RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
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- Veterinary nurse
- Students must be at least 18 years of age
- Currently employed in a Veterinary Clinic for a minimum of 15 hours per week
How To ApplyDirect to Institute
AssessmentAssessment for this course will include a combination of competency based assessment methods
Can prospective students enrol in individual units?No.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
||Participate in workplace communications
||Feed and water animals
||Assist in health care of animals
||Source information for animal care needs
||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work
||Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
||Carry out veterinary nursing reception duties
||Carry out daily clinic routines
||Assist with surgery preparation
||Coordinate patient admission and discharge
||Apply imaging routines
||Perform clinic pathology procedures
||Perform clinic office procedures
||Carry out surgical nursing routines
||Carry out medical nursing routines
||Coordinate and perform theatre routines
||Provide specific animal care advice
||Carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures
A full list of elective units is available upon enquiry, 9 elective units are to be chosen.