Diploma of Veterinary Nursing

Course Code: ACM50512
Study Area:
Primary Industries & Sustainability

Start date: We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.

End date: Rolling enrolment

  • Broadmeadows Campus
  • Richmond Campus
  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time / Part time / Blended - Blended - 1 - Year/s


This course contains nationally or state accredited units.

Possible careers
  • This course may lead to employment as a: • Veterinary Nursing Manager • Head Veterinary Nurse

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Course overview

This Qualification is the industry standard for veterinary nurses who provide a leadership role and apply advanced skills and knowledge in patient assessment, care and management within a veterinary workplace. Candidates undertaking study for this Qualification require extensive vocational expertise and should expect that access through paid employment within a veterinary practice will be essential for meeting assessment requirements of some Units. The Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (General Practice) requires access and regular exposure to patients, clients, consults, medical and surgical cases, veterinary staff, nursing, reception and administrative duties, practice policies, procedures, retail and customer service experiences.

How to apply
Apply directly to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Interview and a literacy and numeracy evaluation.

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
  • Presentation
  • Assignment
  • Written test

Learning options
  • Blended

Key study areas
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Manage veterinary nursing procedures Apply veterinary pathophysiology Apply principles of animal behaviour Manage workplace health and safety processes Manage quality customer service Ensure team effectiveness Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Further study opportunities
  • You may want to go on to complete higher level studies.


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*$2,905.50
Concession - average total course fee*$581.10
Full fee - average total course fee*$5,694.00
B.   Materials average fee**$149.50
C.   Consumables average fee**$182.00
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 17/04/2019 1:41 PM

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