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ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

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IntakeCampusAttendanceDurationApprenticeshipTraineeship
2021 FebruaryEast Geelong CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 18 months
2021 FebruaryWerribeeClassroom DayFull-time: 18 months
2021 OngoingEast Geelong CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 18 Months
2021 OngoingWerribeeClassroom DayFull-time: 18 Months

Intakes

Course Duration

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Course Description

This Veterinary Nursing course supports the role of a veterinary nurse who provides nursing care to animals, supports veterinarians during medical and surgical procedures, and who also helps clients to maintain the health of their animals. 

As a participant of this course you will need access to patients (animals), clients, medical and surgical cases, veterinary staff, and practice policies and procedures. 

Applicants must hold a Certificate II or Certificate III in Animal Studies / Companion Animal Services or hold a relevant Certificate III or higher level qualification in an animal science discipline or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant animal science discipline.

Prior to applying

You will need to secure work placement with a Veterinary Practice to enable the completion of a minimum of 240 hours of mandatory work placement in order to qualify for a place in this course. Evidence that you have secured work placement will be required.

Work placement/industry experience

240 hours of work placement is required in this course. Placement is organised by the student and must be in a in a veterinary practice.

How often do I attend?

FT - first 6 months - 1 day per week
FT - final 12 months - 2 days per week (classroom) and 1 day (self-sourced) work placement

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Veterinary nurse
  • Vet clinic manager

Course Description

Course Description

This Veterinary Nursing course supports the role of a veterinary nurse who provides nursing care to animals, supports veterinarians during medical and surgical procedures, and who also helps clients to maintain the health of their animals. 

As a participant of this course you will need access to patients (animals), clients, medical and surgical cases, veterinary staff, and practice policies and procedures. 

Applicants must hold a Certificate II or Certificate III in Animal Studies / Companion Animal Services or hold a relevant Certificate III or higher level qualification in an animal science discipline or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant animal science discipline.

Prior to applying

You will need to secure work placement with a Veterinary Practice to enable the completion of a minimum of 240 hours of mandatory work placement in order to qualify for a place in this course. Evidence that you have secured work placement will be required.

Work placement/industry experience

Work placement/industry experience

240 hours of work placement is required in this course. Placement is organised by the student and must be in a in a veterinary practice.

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

FT - first 6 months - 1 day per week
FT - final 12 months - 2 days per week (classroom) and 1 day (self-sourced) work placement

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Veterinary nurse
  • Vet clinic manager

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed. Find out more about delivery changes here.

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Units & Assessment
Further Study Options
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How do I Apply

  1. Apply online
  2. Satisfy selection process (if applicable)
  3. Accept offer
  4. Enrol and pay
  5. Commence Study

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Need help?

  • Find out what documents you will need to complete your application here or watch the how to apply video.
  • Visit Customer Service or click here to request application support.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course. You will be advised of the next steps in the selection process as soon as possible.

Apprenticeship and Traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this, and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

Find out what services The Gordon provides for our students see Student Services.

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning credit! Find out more about RPL here.

Date published: 15/10/2020 2:02:00 PM

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