Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

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Course Type
Apprenticeship / Traineeship; Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Unit Code
ACM40412
Course Location
Warragul
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.
Downloads
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (pdf)
Study Modes
Full time; Part Time (Day); Flexible
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • 2014
Enquiries
Animal Studies Deparment
Phone: (03) 5127 0161
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: animalstudies@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841

Course Overview

This 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 Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Veterinary nurse

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age
  • Interview
  • Currently employed in a Veterinary Clinic for a minimum of 15 hours per week

How To Apply

Direct to Institute

Assessment

Assessment for this course will include a combination of competency based assessment methods

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?

No.

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units
ACMGAS202A
Participate in workplace communications
ACMGAS204A
Feed and water animals
ACMGAS205A
Assist in health care of animals
ACMGAS208A
Source information for animal care needs
ACMINF301A
Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work
ACMOHS301A
Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
ACMVET201A
Carry out veterinary nursing reception duties
ACMVET202A
Carry out daily clinic routines
ACMVET203A
Assist with surgery preparation
ACMVET401A
Coordinate patient admission and discharge
ACMVET402A
Apply imaging routines
ACMVET403A
Perform clinic pathology procedures
ACMVET404A
Perform clinic office procedures
ACMVET405A
Carry out surgical nursing routines
ACMVET406A
Nurse animals
ACMVET407A
Carry out medical nursing routines
ACMVET408A
Coordinate and perform theatre routines
ACMVET409A
Provide specific animal care advice
ACMVET410A
Carry out veterinary dental nursing procedures

A full list of elective units is available upon enquiry, 9 elective units are to be chosen.