Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Course Code: ACM40418
Study Area:
Veterinary Nursing


Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, interactive learning (using a mix of live demonstrations and the ability to connect with your classmates and teachers for support) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.

Practical Placement is a mandatory component of this course. Bendigo TAFE's Industry Placement Coordinator will assist students with their placement needs in approved host organisations. Bendigo TAFE will make efforts to secure an appropriate placement. Due to the current environment and circumstances outside our control placements may be delayed. This may then impact the completion dates for this course and deferment of graduation.

Before you can start your practical placement, you will need to provide the following compulsory requirement

    A valid Working with Children Check (Volunteer)
    A satisfactory National Police Check – National Police checks are conducted via fit2work. An account with fit2work will be created using the student’s name and the issued student email address, once studies in the program have commenced. Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.

Start date: February 2021



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

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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 animals, to support veterinarians to carry out medical and surgical procedures, and to support clients to maintain health of animals. The Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing requires access to patients (animals), clients, medical and surgical cases, veterinary staff, and practice policies and procedures. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 240 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the relevant units of competency. The scope of practice for veterinary nurses is determined by state and territory legislative and regulatory requirements. Users of this qualification must refer to the relevant legislation and regulations in the development of training and assessment strategies.

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
  • Online

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**$294.80
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**$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:

*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.


This page was last updated on 10/09/2020 4:48 PM





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