Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Course Code: ACM40418
Study Area:
Agriculture, Horticulture and Land Management


Start date: 28 January 2020

End date: December 2021

Do you enjoy working with animals and have patience and the ability to handle animals in a gentle and calm manner? Take your passion for animals and turn it into a career in Veterinary Nursing. You will gain the skills to provide support to veterinarians in the management and care of animals receiving medical and surgical treatment. You can learn to work with a variety of companion animals, including common native mammals and how to care for young animals.


Campus
 
  • Bendigo Charleston Road campus
  • Broadmeadows campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Blended - 2 Year/s

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Veterinary Nurse

Prerequisites
  • Individual interview
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Certificate II in animal studies or higher or demonstrated knowledge and evidence of work in field

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of a veterinary nurse, who works under the supervision of a registered veterinarian to provide nursing care to a variety of animals. A veterinary nurse works closely and provides support to veterinarians to carry out medical and surgical procedures, and to support clients to maintain health of animals. As a part of this course, students will have access to patients (animals), clients, medical and surgical cases, veterinary staff, and practice policies and procedures at the Food and Fibre Centre of Excellence and also through work placement. To achieve this qualification, you must complete at least 240 hours of work placement.

How to apply
 
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Interview and a literacy and numeracy. Completed a Certificate II in Animal Studies

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Written Assignment, Observation, Log Book, Knowledge questions, projects, job cards

Learning options
  • Traineeship
  • Classroom (Delivery Method)
  • Workplace

Key study areas
 
Veterinary reception duties, communications, theatre routines, nutrition, pathology, imaging, dental nursing, animal anatomy and physiology.

Further study opportunities
  • Diploma of Veterinary Nursing

Fees

Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$4,690.00
Concession - average total course fee*$938.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$16,870.60
B.   Materials average fee**$388.60
C.   Consumables average fee**$1,031.80
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Traineeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$4,690.00
Concession - average total course fee*$938.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$16,870.60
B.   Materials average fee**$321.60
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$4,690.00
Concession - average total course fee*$938.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$16,870.60
B.   Materials average fee**$294.80
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.


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